Motorsports is big business in Indiana — $4 billion big. Teams increasingly need highly skilled technicians to engineer cars both for speed and safety.
At Purdue, we take a different approach to motorsports education. Students choose their own specific discipline — whether it’s engineering, technology or another area that suits their interests — and then combine that curriculum with motorsports courses that offer in-depth knowledge about the industry.
Why do we take this innovative approach? It’s simple — that’s the approach our industry partners tell us they prefer. And we’ve seen the results. Our students secure jobs with top companies. Andretti Autosport. Pratt & Miller. Dreyer Motorsports. Dallara. That’s just to name a few. Walk down pit lane at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and you will find Purdue alums. We provide the industry with students who have exposure to the latest motorsports technology, along with a strong knowledge of STEM disciplines.
Our students also have opportunities on campus to develop their skills outside the classroom. Purdue is one of the only Big Ten universities with a permanent Grand Prix Go-Kart track on campus. Plus, we have student organizations that provide hands-on projects, such as Motorsports at Purdue.
Ready to find out more about motorsports education at Purdue? Check out the MSTEM-3 website, the photo gallery below,explore the links on this page or contact us.
Danny J. White
Director of Motorsports
Purdue University Office of Engagement