UWM alum Alan Kulwicki commemorated on the 30th anniversary of his death

Former pit crew members and friends of the late Milwaukee NASCAR driver Alan Kulwicki shared memories at an event March 31 to mark the 30th anniversary of Kulwicki’s death.

The event was outside the Kulwicki Garage in the engineering building at UWM. Kulwicki earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1977.

Kulwicki was the first full-time driver in stock car racing to have a college degree in engineering. In 2009, the Kulwicki family funded a scholarship for UWM engineering students interested in a career in motorsports. Since 2010, 14 UWM students have received the scholarship, including two women. The endowed gift also supports the student Baja team and a faculty fellowship for engineering research, currently held by Associate Professor Roshan D’Souza.