Humans of Chico State: Clubs

Can you explain what your club is?

German Club members, Scott Wylie, senior German major, and Karanda Hyatt, senior German and English major, explain why they're making brats and pretzels. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

“Last year, we did the Oktoberfest event and with the money from that, we made a replica of the fall of the Berlin wall for its 25th anniversary. Last semester, we just did grilling and a German cooking demonstration event, so we do one fundraising event and one free cultural event each semester.” —Scott Wylie and Karanda Hyatt, German Club members

Sam Rabellino, senior mechatronics engineering major, explains what his club, Formula SAE, does. Photo credit: Christine Zuniga

“We’re building a race car for the school. We have competitions; we compete against 80 other colleges in June. This is our second car, we got 39th place at competition last summer. It runs off a 600 CCGSXR engine, it’s fuel injected and it makes 78-horse power in 36-foot pounds of torque. We built the whole thing ourselves. I welded the frame personally.” —Sam Rabellino, Formula SAE member

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