Penn Electric Racing and the Future of EV Engineering

September 24, 2021
2:00pm - 3:00pm
In-person Wu and Chen Auditorium
Levine Hall
3330 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104
Organizer Penn Electric Racing Event WebsiteSEAS Green Team
Penn electric racing

Penn Electric Racing is Penn's award winning Formula SAE electric racing team. Every year, we design and manufacture an electric racecar and compete against schools from across the country. This experience gives our students invaluable skills, allowing us to jumpstart careers in the EV industry. In this event, we will discuss the role of EV's in the climate crisis and how Penn Electric Racing uniquely prepares our students to contribute to this industry. 


Leslie Lytle headshot

Leslie Lytle

Undergraduate Student Penn Engineering

Leslie Lytle is a junior at Penn majoring in materials science and engineering. She is the operations and battery lead of Penn Electric Racing, focusing on the design of our custom battery pack as well as logistics, finance, and the other non technical parts of building a car. In the future, she wants to work in environmental engineering, perhaps working on batteries for EVs or on designing strategies for climate change adaptation.

Bailey Carlson headshot

Bailey Carlson

Undergraduate Student Penn Engineering

Bailey Carlson is a junior at Penn majoring in mechanical engineering. She is a mechanical co-lead of Penn Electric Racing, focusing on managing the mechanical design of the car. On the team, she was also responsible for the newly redesigned electric powertrain of the car. Being on the team has fostered a new interest in electric vehicles and the automotive industry in general, which she hopes to continue to explore in the future.