Shell will bring some of the excitement of a real race car competition to the University of Houston when the “Shell Campus Pit Stop Challenge” visits campus from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 14, outside of the Y building. Students will compete in teams of three to perform the fastest pit stop-style duty of changing the tires on a 2001 Ferrari, the same car used for formula one races, but with no motor. As a memento of the event, Shell will take a photograph of each team to be sent to the team at a later date.
Though the UH chapter of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Department of Mechanical Engineering are co-hosting the event, the Challenge is open to all UH students regardless of their major. At the Challenge, there will be an opportunity to win a Formula One radio-controlled 1:18-scale Ferrari.
Shell recruiters will be present, and have requested that students not bring resumes to the event though they will be on hand to answer questions. All students interested in submitting resumes may do so at www.shell.com/careers.
“It’s a fun event,” special events coordinator Janice Quiroz says. “It will give students a chance to learn a little bit more about Shell, talk to recruiters and get more information while having a good time.”