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Supermileage Systems Enterprise takes 1st place in Design, 8th Overall, in 2018 SAE Supermileage Competition

sae supermileage competitionMichigan Tech’s Supermileage Systems Enterprise competed in the 2018 SAE Supermileage Competition in Marshall, MI this summer. SAE Supermileage, an engineering design competition for undergraduate and graduate students, provides participants the opportunity to strengthen their engineering design and project management skills.  The goal for SAE Supermileage is to develop and construct a single-person, fuel-efficient vehicle that complies with the competition rules. The vehicles run a specified course to obtain the highest combined kilometers per liter (miles per gallon) rating. Students must complete a written report and verbal presentation during competition.

There were 29 teams that participated in the 38th SAE Supermileage Competition representing the U.S., Canada, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates, and Qatar. Michigan Tech’s Supermileage Systems Enterprise placed 1st for overall design with a score of 430 out of 500 based on their written report and verbal presentation. Their first competition run was a success, reaching a fuel economy of 425mpg. Tech placed 8th overall based on the fuel economy results, as well as their design report and presentation.

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Prior to competition, the team was missing key testing milestones and needed several students to work remotely and on campus after Spring semester ended. In the process, Supermileage Systems Enterprise team members discovered several issues that required them to shelve their new clutch design, simplify the electrical system, and revert to a mechanical throttle. This experience reinforced the importance of testing, troubleshooting, project management, and perseverance. “We have much to be proud of. Our ability to get through technical inspection much faster this year was a result of better preparation and simplifying our designs,” shared Rick Berkey, Supermileage Systems Enterprise Advisor. The design work this year lays the ground work for an even  more competitive vehicle in 2019. Every student member of Supermileage Systems Enterprise furthered their learning and personal/professional development through an experience that simply cannot be duplicated in the classroom.

 


AMS Enterprise featured in SAE Update

 

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Michigan Tech’s Advanced Motorsports Enterprise teams were featured in SAE International’s December issue of SAE Update. Tech students Eric Bauer, Eric Hupf, and Jake Rosio took first place in the Student Night presentation competition on November 2nd held on the University of Wisconsin – Madison campus. Tech’s AMS Enterprise students competed against other SAE collegiate chapters to win cash prizes anywhere from $1,263 to $2,532, as well as travel compensation.  To read more about the competition check out sae.org/update.

Tech's Formula SAE Enterprise car was on display during a portion of the event
Tech’s Formula SAE Enterprise car was on display during a portion of the event
Tech students Eric Bauer (left), Eric Hupf (middle), and Jake Rosio (right) take first place at Student Night
Tech students Eric Bauer (left), Eric Hupf (middle), and Jake Rosio (right) take first place at Student Night

2nd Annual 3D Printed Aircraft Competition: Registration Deadline Jan. 31

Graduate and undergraduate individuals and teams from all universities are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual 3D Printed Aircraft Competition hosted at the University of Texas at Arlington.  Dates and prize details are provided below and in the attached flyer.  Rules and online entry are available at www.uta.edu/mae/events.php

 Registration deadline: January 31

Submission deadline: May 313d aircraft comp

Aircraft check-in date: July 13 by 4:00 pm

Fly-off Date: Saturday, July 14

Location: UTA Maverick Stadium

 Fixed Wing Category

All lifting surfaces must remain fixed

  • Altair Most Innovative Design, $1000 (designs must be received by submission deadline)
  • Longest duration flight, first prize, $1000
  • Longest duration flight, second prize, $500

 Rotary Wing Category

A significant proportion of lift is generated by rotation of components or of the entire body

  • Altair Most Innovative Design, $1000 (designs must be received by submission deadline)
  • Longest duration flight, first prize, $1000
  • Longest duration flight, second prize, $500

 Each team must complete an entry form by the January 31, 2018 registration deadline.

 For questions and sponsorship inquiries, contact Robert Taylor (taylorrm@uta.edu) or Ashfaq Adnan (aadnan@uta.edu)


Wege Prize 2017: “How do we create a circular economy?”

Enterprise Teams — please see the following announcement regarding this year’s Wege Prize competition.

What is Wege Prize?

Wege Prize is a yearly student design competition that gives teams of five the chance to collaborate across institutional and disciplinary boundaries, use design thinking principles, and contend for $30,000 in total cash prizes, all while helping to show the world what the future of problem solving looks like.

Who can participate?

Teams must be comprised of undergraduate students, have exactly 5 team members, include at least 3 different academic disciplines, and represent at least 2 different institutions of higher education (institutions can be defined as Schools or Colleges within the same University).

2017 Design Brief:

http://static1.squarespace.com/static/52372ebee4b0281c19761663/t/57c986e6b8a79bd7376947c5/1472825062951/16131+Wege+2017+Design+Brief+Booklet+FINAL.pdf
Rules and Timeline:

http://www.wegeprize.org/rules/

Wege prize 2017 timeline

2016 Winners:

http://www.wegeprize.org/#competition

FAQ’s:

http://www.wegeprize.org/faq/