Competition Teams

Competition Teams

Blizzard Baja SAE

Blizzard Baja SAE

Industry Partners: General Motors, Chrysler LLC, DENSO, 3M, Alcoa, ArcelorMittlal, Cummins, Ford Motor Company
Faculty Advisor: 
Course Number: ENT2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 - Section 6
Disciplines Needed: MEEM, MET, MY, BA, STC

Interested in the Blizzard Baja SAE Enterprise? Buckle up and hold on tight. Each year, the group designs and builds a mini-baja off-road recreational vehicle for competition, focusing on frame, chassis, and suspension improvements. In 2010 alone they placed in the top ten (amongst 89 teams) in Design, Cost, Hill Climb, and Maneuverability categories—and ranked sixteenth overall.

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Clean Snowmobile Team

Clean Snowmobile Team

Industry Partners:  3M, Alcoa, ArcelorMittal, BAE Systems, CumminsDeere Foundation, DENSO North America, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Foundation, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Oshkosh Corporation, Polaris Industries, V-Converter
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jason Blough
Course Number: ENT1960 / 2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 - Section 7

The Clean Snowmobile Team Enterprise is about more than just snowmobiles—it’s an answer to the call for greener outdoor recreation. Each year, Michigan Tech’s team modifies a stock snowmobile to achieve 25 percent reduction in CO emissions, 50 percent reduction in HC emissions, and noise-level reduction to 74dB. Students from a variety of disciplines work on engine, chassis, and drive train design, plus handle business matters, communications, and advertising. It’s all in preparation for their big show: competition at the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Clean Snowmobile Challenge.

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Formula SAE

Formula SAE

Industry Partners:  3M, Alcoa, ArcelorMittal, Autodesk, BAE Systems, CumminsDeere Foundation, DENSO North America, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Foundation, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Oshkosh Corporation, Pi Shurlok
Faculty Advisor - Jim De Clerck 
Course Number: ENT1960 / 2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 - Section 5
Disciplines Needed: MEEM, MET, MY, BA, STC, EE and EET

Designing and building an Indy-style racecar for competition may sound like a tall order, but for students in the Formula SAE Enterprise, it’s just another day in the shop (and in the lab and on the track). The group focuses on optimization of chassis, frame, wheel, and engine design, plus acceleration, skid pad, endurance, cost, manufacturability, and safety. Their car is then put to the test in the annual Formula SAE Challenge, a competition among more than 100 teams from universities across the nation and around the world.

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Supermileage Systems

Supermileage Systems

Industry Partners: 3M, Alcoa, ArcelorMittal, BAE Systems, CumminsDeere Foundation, DENSO North America, Ford Motor Company, General Motors Foundation, MAHLE Powertrain, Mathworks, Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Oshkosh Corporation
Faculty Advisor: Rick Berkey
Course Number:
 ENT2950 / 2960 / 3950 / 3960 / 3980 / 4900 / 4910 / 4950 / 4960 / 4961 - Section 13
Disciplines Needed: MEEM, EE, CPE, BA, STC, others are welcome.

The result: a super high-mileage vehicle built around a 3.5 HP Briggs & Stratton, 4-stroke single-cylinder engine. To handle the complex job of creating such a vehicle, it takes the work of the Supermileage Systems Enterprise (SSE). Working as a team, students design and develop components based on automotive systems, vehicle functionality, sound engineering, and more. At the end of each year’s project: the chance to compete against other universities for glory (and the gold).  

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