Aerodynamics and Design
The job of our aerodynamics and design team is to make 1/10 scale models of our cars, then advise the crew chiefs either where to make their car more aerodynamic, or if the crew chief is making a new car, tell them which parts of other cars to copy and what parts to do differently. They also help the crew chief that is making a new car with his design. The current members are Lucas Corrigan and Jesse Hempstead.
Our crew chiefs are responsible for designing and building their car, or any changes made to it throughout the year. They also work with their drivers at the races to ensure the best possible performance by their car. They also have the unofficial responsibility as class leaders. Our current crew chief for the 983 is John Tedesco; for the 984 Jakob Davis; and for the 985 Colin Flannagan. All current crew chiefs are have an assistant they are training to take over that car when they graduate. Currents assistant for the 983 is Matt Morrow; for the 984 Avery Walton; and for the 985 Ross Finneman
Our machinists have the duty to work with the crew chiefs to make the parts they need to either improve their cars or the make parts for the new car we build that year. They use a lathe, mill, and various other shop tools. Our current machinist are Andrew Frank and Logan Wojtczak.
Batteries and Trailer Maintenance
Our battery technicians have several jobs including battery care, testing, and general trailer maintenance. The team takes care of the batteries by fully charging them after every race and freezing the batteries to preserve them. To test the batteries they set up a car on our dyno tester then run the old batteries through trials to find out how usable they are for the upcoming season. They are also in charge of keeping the trailer clean, neat, and organized at all times. Our current battery technician is Noah Wilson who is working with Tyler Barz, Luke Hoffman, and Dante Yeisley
Our telemetry team has had the burden this year of creating a car-to-pit communications system so the crew chiefs can look at the laptop and know exactly how many volts we have left, how many amps and amp hours we are running, and how fast we are going. They were originally following a documentation provided by Lakeview, WI, but after numerous problems, decided to start from scratch. Currently the only team member is Brian Stubblefield
Seeing as how Cougar Electric Car receives no funding directly from Kennedy High School, we have to raise 100% of the funds we need every year to operate. Our goal is which is between twelve to fourteen thousand dollars every year. We raise every penny through a number of fundraisers and outreaches, all managed by our promotions department. Our current promotions department does not have any full time members and is being ran by documentation team members Kaleigh Martin and Elizabeth Severson, with some assistance from telemetry team member Brian Stubblefield.
A good documentation book can make the difference between pulling off a win and taking the big L in Electric Car. The job of our documentation writers is to provide that extra push that gave our team the state championship in Nebraska and Wisconsin last year. This year, with a bumper crop of new writers and no old ones, our Documentation team has their work cut out for them. Our team includes Kaleigh Martin and Elizabeth Severson
Our cars look great on their own, but our graphics department makes them look even better. The graphics department has numerous jobs, including; T-shirt design and production, number board production, trailer graphics, and car graphics. Headed by Rodrigo Sagastume, the current team includes Dennis Davis and Trevor Montgomery-Provencher