SAE International Formula SAE Michigan Winners Announced

SAE International hosted the Formula SAE Michigan competition on May 8-11. The competition takes college undergraduate and graduate students out of the classroom and encourages them to apply textbook theories to real engineering processes.

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“The Formula SAE event provides students with a unique form of competition in addition to learning,” said Don Hillebrand, President, SAE International.

WARRENDALE, Pa. (PRWEB) May 17, 2013

SAE International hosted the Formula SAE Michigan competition on May 8-11. The competition takes college undergraduate and graduate students out of the classroom and encourages them to apply textbook theories to real engineering processes.

Over 120 student teams from ten countries converged on the famed Michigan International Speedway (MIS) in Brooklyn, Michigan for the Formula SAE event.

The Formula SAE competition is organized around the concept that a fictional manufacturing company has contracted a design team to develop a small Formula-style race car. The prototype race car is to be evaluated for its potential as a production item. Student teams design, build and test a prototype based on a series of rules whose purpose is both to ensure onsite event operations and promote problem solving.

“It was inspiring to see the innovation and enthusiasm of the collegiate engineering students who will soon enter the workforce,” said Lori Gatmaitan, Director, SAE Foundation. “Formula SAE competitions display the talent and competitiveness in the future of our industry. It’s promising to see an event like this as an example of the education the students receive both in the classroom and from SAE Foundation STEM programming.”

“The Formula SAE event provides students with a unique form of competition in addition to learning,” said Don Hillebrand, President, SAE International. “Engineering students are challenged to put their engineering, problem-solving and team-work skills to the test in a series of competitions. Students leave Formula SAE with a tangible understanding of engineering, regardless of how they placed in the competition.”

The competition’s results are as follows:

SAE Spirit of Excellence Awards – presented to Top 10 Overall Finishers

  •     1st – Universitat Stuttgart
  •     2nd – Tallinn University of Technology
  •     3rd – University of Akron
  •     4th – Ecole De Technologie Superieure
  •     5th – Universite Laval
  •     6th – Cornell University
  •     7th – Graz University of Technology
  •     8th – Centro Universitario Da FEI
  •     9th – Michigan State University
  •     10th – University of Florida

Engineering Design Award Sponsored by Bosch – presented to Top 3 teams in Design

  •     1st – Oregon State University
  •     2nd – Tallinn University of Technology
  •     3rd – Universitat Stuttgart

Endurance Award Sponsored by Ford – presented to Top 3 finishers in Endurance

  •     1st – University of Akron
  •     2nd – Tallinn University of Technology
  •     3rd – Michigan State University

Fuel Efficiency Award Sponsored by Ford – presented to Top 3 teams scored highest in Fuel Efficiency use during Endurance

  •     1st – Kettering University
  •     2nd – Graz University of Technology
  •     3rd – Universitat Stuttgart

SAE Autocross Awards – presented to Top 3 finishers in Autocross

  •     1st – Oregon State University
  •     2nd – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  •     3rd – Universitat Stuttgart

SAE Skid Pad Award – presented to Top 3 finishers in Skid Pad

  •     1st – Ecole De Technologie Superieure
  •     2nd – Oregon State University
  •     3rd – Centro Universitario Da FEI

SAE Acceleration Award – presented to Top 3 finishers in Acceleration

  •     1st – Cornell University
  •     2nd – Saginaw Valley State University
  •     3rd – Ecole De Technologie Superieure

SAE Presentation Event Award – presented to Top 3 teams in Presentation

  •     1st – Ecole De Technologie Superieure
  •     2nd – Oregon State University
  •     3rd – Auburn University

SAE Cost Award – presented to Top 3 teams in Cost

  •     1st – Universidad Simon Bolivar
  •     2nd – Columbia University
  •     3rd – Universidad Autonoma Estado Mexico

FEV Powertrain Development Award – presented to Top 3 teams demonstrating Overall Excellence in Powertrain Development

  •     1st – Kettering University
  •     2nd – Graz University of Technology
  •     3rd – Ecole De Technologie Superieure

Continental Brake Award – presented to the team recognized by Continental as “Best in Class Brake Design”

  •     Winner – University of Kansas

Altair Engineering “William R. Adams Engineering” Award – presented to two teams who had new and innovative design concepts for the FSAE competition

  •     1st – Auburn University
  •     2nd – University of Western Ontario

Three View Drawing Award – presented to teams who submitted best examples of three view drawings in required Design Report submissions

  •     1st – University of Western Ontario
  •     2st – University of Singapore
  •     3rd – McGill University

Push Bar Award – presented to team who designed best looking and functional push bar in the spirit of “having fun”

  •     Winner – Northern Illinois University

About the SAE Foundation
The SAE Foundation is the charitable arm of SAE International that strives to encourage and increase student participation and achievement in science, technology, engineering and math through educational programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™. SAE International is a global association of more than 133,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development.

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