Engineering Student Scores INFINITI Engineering Academy’s Only US Position
August 7, 2017
A California Institute of Technology engineering student, Evan Sloan, has been awarded a one-year placement to work with both INFINITI and Renault Sport Formula One Team.
Engineering Student Scores INFINITI Engineering Academy’s Only US Position

An engineering student from Uxbridge, Massachusetts has been awarded the career opportunity of a lifetime in Automotive and Formula One, as INFINITI announces Evan Sloan as the American winner of the INFINITI Engineering Academy 2017.
Having been selected from thousands of entries and beating nine other finalists from around the country in an action-packed event at Microsoft Headquarters, 21-year-old Evan Sloan will move to the UK in October for a career opportunity of a lifetime, complete with travel, accommodation, access to an INFINITI company car, a salary and the possibility to work alongside world-leading engineers at the cutting edge of the automotive and motorsport industries.
Sloan, who is a mechanical engineering student at the California Institute of Technology, will spend six months working at Renault Formula One Team’s Technical Center in the UK (Enstone) and six months working at INFINITI’s European Technical Center (Cranfield). He will play a key role in the ongoing transfer of technical knowledge and expertise between Renault Sport Formula One Team and INFINITI.
“It’s an incredible opportunity and I’m really looking forward to contributing to the INFINITI Motor Company and the Renault Formula One team. I can’t wait to be a part of it,” Sloan said of his win.
The INFINITI Engineering Academy, now in its fourth year, is a one-of-a-kind global search for the world’s best up-and-coming engineers. For 2017, seven placements are available with one winner chosen each from Asia-Pacific, Canada, China, Europe (incl. Russia), Mexico, United Arab Emirates and the US, to work with INFINITI and Renault Sport Formula One Team. The 2017 edition of the Academy attracted over 12,000 registrations from 41 different countries, setting a new record with a near-threefold increase on last year.
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