The team is organized in a hierarchical tree headed by the Team Lead and Chief Engineer - senior students who are elected by returning team members to take charge for the following season. Together, they work to develop the principle mechanical design of the next car, set goals and targets for the upcoming season, and manage the overall direction of the team.
The Senior Leaders include three others. The Shop Manager oversees the proper use of all tools, trains the team to use machines safely, and helps the various subsystems with the fabrication of in-house parts. The Development Manager oversees data collection and collaborates with other leadership to construct a testing and development plan to ensure the car is well-prepared for the Michigan competition. The Business Manager oversees team finances, effective use of materials, and the Cost Model and Business Presentation for competition.
Beneath these Senior Leaders, various subsystems divide the work and specialize in specific areas of the car. The Subsystem Leaders lead their respective teams in the design, fabrication, and analysis of individual components on their specific system. The subsystems are:
Additionally, the Public Relations and Business teams, headed by experienced members, focus on the non-engineering aspects of the project.
Parallel to Subsystem Leads are two System Directors. The Manufacturing Director assists subsystems with machine set-up and component manufacturing and oversees machine training and tooling inventory. The Recruitment Director coordinates events for any students interested in joining the organization and works with the team to develop a training plan for new members.