As natural born leaders, our team is committed to leading the next generation of students to their new beginnings. It all starts here.


I'm a Senior Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Iowa. As an avid follower  of Formula 1, creating an early opportunity for students to get involved in such an incredible activity was obvious. I also enjoy running when I am not focused  on school or on Formula.

Team Principal -

David Movitz

I’m a Senior Mechanical Engineering student at the University of Iowa. I’m an avid watcher of the old Top Gear, now the Grand Tour which originally got me into cars. As the Chassis Team lead I’m in charge of designing, testing and building the framework of the car as well as teaching new members the basics of chassis design. Outside of Iowa Formula and school I enjoy snowboarding and playing guitar.

Chassis -

Michael Swafford

I'm a Sophomore Biology student at the University of Iowa. Being the Purchasing Lead means that I keep track of what parts, tools, and components are being ordered and delivered so we're able to put our designs into reality. Outside of Formula, I like to paint, play the clarinet, and watch Formula 1

Purchasing -

Leah Elliott

I'm a Senior Electrical Engineering student at the University of Iowa. Ever since learning about this opportunity, I have been excited to be a part of Iowa Formula. I learned a great deal from the development of our first car and I look forward to the upcoming season and our 2020 car. I also enjoy cooking and trying new foods when I'm not in school or focused on Formula.

Electronics Integration -

Ryan Goedken

I'm a Junior Electrical Engineering student at the University of Iowa. In addition to being a Formula 1 fan, I also enjoy watching the NBA and the English Premier League. In my free time I love playing soccer.

Accumulator -

Amar Vukovic

I'm a Junior Computer Science and Engineering major at the University of Iowa. As the Control systems lead I am in charge of developing the software and integrating microcontrollers and microprocessors to control different aspects of the vehicle. Outside of Formula, I enjoy longboarding, snowboarding, and cooking.

Controls -

Sunny Patel

I am a junior mechanical engineering student here at the University of Iowa. As suspension lead, I’m responsible for ensuring the car is stable and easy to drive even at high speeds. I’m also a huge hawks fan and make it to nearly all the home football and basketball games. 

Suspension -

Ryan Schmidt

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