WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University and Juncos Hollinger Racing have introduced a brand new partnership that can develop experiential schooling alternatives for Purdue students who wish to discover careers within the motorsports, auto and mobility industries.
The three-year partnership requires Purdue to be Juncos Hollinger Racing’s engineering and expertise educational associate and establishes quite a lot of internships for Purdue students, particularly by way of the College of Engineering, Purdue Polytechnic Institute and Krannert School of Management. Juncos Hollinger Racing fields automobiles within the IndyAutomotive, Indy Lights, Indy Pro 2000 and IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) collection. Juncos Hollinger Racing can be concerned with the Indy Autonomous Challenge.
Both sides will even supply concepts for joint educational tasks and collaborate on the event of STEM (science, expertise, engineering and math) instructional tasks. Additionally, Juncos Hollinger Racing will take part in a number of Purdue Motorsports occasions, such because the Purdue evGrandPrix highschool and collegiate and autonomous kart races, which can be held Thursday (Sept. 16) by way of Saturday (Sept. 18) in West Lafayette.
Purdue – and several other of its undergraduate and graduate engineering applications – ranks as one of many nation’s high U.S. public institutions, in addition to one of the most innovative universities within the nation. Purdue additionally ranks excessive for many employable graduates within the U.S. amongst public universities.
“This dynamic partnership is beneficial for all groups involved, especially Purdue students who want to explore careers in motorsports, auto racing and the fast-changing mobility sector,” stated Danny White, supervisor of Purdue Motorsports and managing director of the evGrand Prix.
“Purdue has a longstanding history in motorsports, auto and mobility industries – and is eyeing the future. We have had many Purdue alums work with racing teams as engineers, managers and mechanics, along with logistics and hospitality. With many students now learning and designing autonomous systems, this partnership continues to build on Purdue’s reputation and strengthens the economic opportunities across Indiana.”
Ricardo Juncos, president of Juncos Hollinger Racing, has labored with White for a number of years and has seen firsthand what Purdue affords its students in motorsports and appears ahead to referring students who wish to go into racing.
“This is a great opportunity to meet more students who can be the next great designer or engineer or mechanic,” Juncos stated. “Our overall goal is to keep teaching the students so they can continue to advance.”
Racing groups additionally want folks behind the scenes to make the workforce function.
“This will open the doors for everyone,” Juncos stated. “Racing teams need graphic designers, safety experts, dietitians, accountants, lawyers and more. We need to have everything for a racing team.”
The partnership between Purdue and Juncos Hollinger Racing started final weekend on the Grand Prix of Portland (Oregon). The racing circuit is in Laguna Seca, California, this weekend for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey.
About Purdue University
Purdue University is a high public analysis establishment growing sensible options to right now’s hardest challenges. Ranked in every of the final 4 years as one of many 10 Most Innovative universities within the United States by U.S. News & World Report, Purdue delivers world-changing analysis and out-of-this-world discovery. Committed to hands-on and on-line, real-world studying, Purdue affords a transformative schooling to all. Committed to affordability and accessibility, Purdue has frozen tuition and most charges at 2012-13 ranges, enabling extra students than ever to graduate debt-free. See how Purdue by no means stops within the persistent pursuit of the following large leap at https://purdue.edu/.
About Juncos Hollinger Racing
Juncos Hollinger Racing is a championship-winning workforce fielding a number of automobiles within the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Lights Series, and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.
Ricardo Juncos introduced in 2021 the formation of Juncos Hollinger Racing with co-owner Brad Hollinger. The partnership between Juncos and Hollinger brings an expansive future for the race workforce and their state-of-the-art headquarters positioned only a half mile away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
The mission of Juncos Hollinger Racing is to develop drivers from world wide into the following degree of their careers by way of the Driver Development Program. Through this program, the workforce not solely works with drivers on observe to enhance their abilities behind the wheel but additionally provides them the instruments wanted to know the engineering and mechanics of the automobile. Drivers who’ve participated on this program and have gone on to compete within the subsequent degree embody Connor de Phillippi, Nicolas Dapero, Tatiana Calderon, Peter Dempsey, Conor Daly, Spencer Pigot, Victor Franzoni, Kyle Kaiser, Rinus VeeKay, Rasmus Lindh, Dalton Kellett and Sting Ray Robb.
Along with specializing in driver growth, Juncos Hollinger Racing will develop into a multiyear full-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES program starting in 2022. For extra data, go to https://www.juncosracing.com.
Writer, Media contact: Matthew Oates, 765-586-7496 (cell), [email protected], @mo_oates,
Juncos Hollinger Racing: Abby Carter, [email protected]
Sources: Danny White, [email protected]
Ricardo Juncos, [email protected]