The main aim of the Engineering Club is to organize a large Karting Race Event (20-40 students) for its Club Members at the Muscat Speedway Karting Circuit on each of the Tuesday afternoon student activities timeslots.
The second aim of the Club is to bring together like minded students, who enjoy watching Motor Racing, so that they may organize, outside of the club, to watch and participate in additional motorsport activities (e.g. watching Formula 1 races together or going karting as a small group of friends).
The third aim of the Club is to help to educate the wider student community at GUtech about the importance of driving safely and economically (i.e. only driving fast and racing in the controlled environment of a licence Karting Circuit, and driving in a way to reduce fuel consumption and emissions).
The final aim of the Club is to organize Events and awareness activities that cover all of the Engineering Degree Programmes (Process, Mechanical and Environmental) at GUtech. Such Events and awareness activities are covered in the previous aims too, but since these are particularly focussed towards Mechanical Engineering students, the Club also aims to organize such things for Process and Environmental Engineering students too (e.g. Environmental awareness day for Environmental Engineering students).
Name: Dr. Thomas Lattimore
Dr. Thomas Lattimore holds a Master’s degree (4 year Integrated Master’s) (MEng) (2012), and a PhD degree (2016), both from the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr. Thomas joined GUtech in September 2016 as a Research Assistant and upon the successful application for his Teaching Permit, he was promoted to the position of Lecturer in August 2017. He has a great interest in Motorsport, particularly Formula 1, and he has been karting numerous times, including to the Muscat Speedway, where the Club’s Karting Events will take place.
President Details :
Name: Chaudhry Taimoor Niaz
Program: Mechanical Engineering (BEng)
Everyone has goals in their life, and mine is striving for success. My efforts for that are built on my Academic achievements, as well as on my participation in extracurricular activities in school, and on my activities so far in my 2 years at GUtech. Previously, I have participated in numerous sport activities due to my passion for fitness. However, this is the first time that I have joined a club, and been elected as the President. I hope this will open new doors of experience for me in terms of socialising with new people, and learning to work and organize things as a team.
In addition, being an Executive Board member of the Engineering Club can help me gain the knowledge and experience that I need to become a strong candidate to conduct my Bachelor Thesis at RWTH Aachen University, and I am sure that it will be of good help for my further studies. Therefore, I thank GUTech for giving me an incredible opportunity to shape my future.