Who We Are 

Mines Formula is a student club at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. We are made up of students from a variety of engineering majors including mechanical, electrical, chemical, petroleum, and environmental. We range from incoming first year students to graduate students. We participate in the annual Formula SAE competition in Fontana, California.

The Challenge

The Formula SAE competition entails the design, manufacturing, and racing of an open wheel, internal combustion engine race car. Each year, hundreds of schools from around the world meet at an airstrip in Lincoln, NE to see who created the best vehicle. Teams are judged on their design presentation, cost analysis, business proposal, and vehicle performance. The four day competition tests the students’ engineering and teamwork skills.

Our Mission 

The Mines Formula team strives to prove that the Colorado School of Mines is one of the best engineering schools in the nation. Each year we spend thousands of hours outside of class trying to create a vehicle that out-competes hundreds of other colleges. We use the Formula SAE competition to practice and show off our leadership, communication, teamwork, technical, and professional skills. Mines Formula is the ultimate hands-on engineering project that CSM has to offer.


2021 COVID Update

As 2021 rolls in, Mines Formula is back in action. We are meeting each Saturday in the Brown Machine Shop and our bay, Brown Basement 104. We are working hard to finish this summer’s competition vehicle, MF8. Individual subsystem meetings are still happening weekly. If you have any questions or want to get involved, please feel free to reach out — we would love to have you on the team!