Boiler Catholics Racing

Boiler Catholics Racing is an extracurricular team run by Boiler Catholics that uses skills learned in the classroom and applies them to real life mechanics and motorsport. This team collectively builds, assesses, develops, and improves a racing kart to compete in the annual Purdue Grand Prix. Boiler Catholics Racing allows students to experience real world engineering as well as builds communication, prioritization, analysis, and troubleshooting skills that students will use throughout their lives. Boiler Catholics Racing gives students a sense of belonging to the Purdue and St. Tom’s community as each member balances school, extracurricular activities, family, friends, and faith while participating on the team. We hope to continue our mission to constantly improve while creating a learning atmosphere for students to develop communication skills, teamwork, and faith. If you don’t mind getting down and dirty, have a passion to learn, and want to increase your involvement at St. Tom’s then this may be for you. No previous knowledge of engineering or motorsports is required.

Join the Team

If you don’t mind getting down and dirty, have a passion to learn, and want to increase your involvement at St. Tom’s then this may be for you.

No previous knowledge of engineering or motorsports is required.

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Meet the Coordinator

Andrew Vuong

vuonga@purdue.edu

How did you get involved at St. Tom’s?: I first became acquainted with St. Toms with the New Student Overnighter as a freshman. After that I mainly came to St. Toms for Sunday Mass until my junior year when I signed up to be a part of the Boiler Catholics Racing team. I have been a member of the team for three years now and have since taken over as Grand Prix Director.

Favorite Bible Verse: “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4)

Bio: I was born in New Orleans, Louisiana where I lived until I came to Purdue to study Aerospace Engineering. Some of my free-time hobbies include photography, film-making, film-watching, cooking, dancing, and video games. As Grand Prix Director for Boiler Catholics Racing, I intend to help St. Tom’s create an environment where anyone who is interested can work together in a team-based competition, grow as leaders, and, if we can, win the Purdue Grand Prix. I’m a pretty laid back and sociable guy, so if you ever want to talk or have any questions, hit me up!