My name is Hayden Quilter and I expect to graduate in 2018. I was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and graduated from Renaissance International Baccalaureate High School and immediately began attending Boise State. I was interested in engineering from a young age and even participated in the Future City Competition in the 7th and 8th grade.
During my sophomore year I was selected by Specialty Plastics and Fabrications to be a Quality Control Intern which gave me real world experience within the industry as well as technical knowledge that I hope to apply after I graduate.
My love of cars and automotive engineering really sparked my drive for the mechanical engineering field and I have combined my passion for engineering and automotive performance into one through my love of drag racing and classic car restoration. I began drag racing in high school and fell in love with the challenges and rewards of re-engineering older classic cars to compete with newer more advanced cars. Currently I am in the middle of restoring my 1978 Pontiac Firebird Formula pictured below and using it in drag racing and auto-cross racing events. It has been a dream of mine to eventually work as an engineer for a performance car company such as Hennessey or SRT and be part of the next pinnacle automobile in the performance car world.