QUT Motorsport's Inaugural Industry Outreach Evening
On Wednesday the 24th of July 2019, QUT Motorsport held its inaugural Industry Outreach Evening.
It was the first event of its kind that QUT Motorsport has organised and was held in the wonderful Owen J Wordsworth Room on Gardens Point Campus. The purpose of the evening was to give our members an opportunity to connect and create crucial relationships with people in industry to help them grow in their respective roles in the team. The evening was also a great chance for Industry representatives to learn more about the team and our future goals.
We were lucky enough to welcome representatives from a range of industries and companies including Thiess, Triple Eight Racing, Feline, PARTEC, RPM Global, Synchrony, Excel Technology, Team Arrow and Cromarty.
Our keynote speaker for the evening, Amy Dallas, a former team principal of QUT Motorsport provided us with some guidance and shared some of her own experiences from her time in the team.
Photos by: Michael Hanau
Our sub-teams displayed work from each of their areas which included: chassis, electrical systems, media, business and more. The sub-teams set up their own stands at which industry reps could peruse and ask questions to our team members. Our team gained some invaluable insights pertinent to the team's future success and we were overwhelmed with the amount of interest and the attendance of the evening.
Our Team Principal, Luke McCallum spoke to the team after the event: "We hope that the passion and dedication within the team was visible and that we could provide a taste of the complex challenges that we are presented with in all different areas of the project. The QUT Motorsport team looks forward to creating stronger working relationships with companies from industry that see our vision and believe in our goals."
Overall, it was a successful evening where QUT Motorsport was able to showcase the very best of the team and come away with some great relationships and industry connections.
We would like to thank QUT for their continuous support along with all of the representatives from the various companies for attending. The team hopes to hold many more events like this in the future!