The Enterprise Program

Enterprise Teams

Team 101

Blizzard Baja

Michigan Tech’s Blizzard Baja Enterprise builds a single-seat, off-road competition vehicle to compete in the SAE Collegiate Design Series-Baja SAE events held in various locations across the US. The team prepares and presents a written design report, cost analysis, and sales presentation for a panel of SAE judges. After passing a rigorous safety and technical inspection, we compete with other collegiate teams on acceleration, hill climb, maneuverability, suspension and endurance. The Blizzard Baja Enterprise also organizes and hosts the Winter Baja Invitational event, a long-standing university tradition dating back to 1981.

Team 102

Clean Snowmobile Challenge

Michigan Tech’s Clean Snowmobile Challenge Enterprise builds snowmobiles to compete in the SAE Collegiate Design Series Clean Snowmobile Challenge held at the Keweenaw Research Center in Houghton, Michigan. As part of the competition, the team submits an engineering design paper, determines a justified MSRP (Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price), and presents an oral design presentation outlining its approach to the clean snowmobile conversion. Following a comprehensive technical inspection, the vehicles undergo dynamic testing including acceleration, handling, cold start, noise, and emissions. Michigan Tech’s Clean Snowmobile Challenge Enterprise typically competes in both the Internal Combustion (IC) and Zero Emissions (ZE) classes.

Team 103

Formula SAE

Michigan Tech’s Formula SAE Enterprise builds a competition vehicle based on the concept of an affordable race car geared toward the weekend autocrosser. The team competes in SAE Collegiate Design Series Formula SAE events held in various locations across the country. For the competition, the team prepares a written design report, a cost analysis and a business case to present to a panel of judges. After passing a technical inspection, the vehicle competes in a series of dynamic events, including acceleration, skid pad, autocross, endurance, and efficiency. Michigan Tech Formula SAE has a long history of top-performing cars and has gained a reputation for developing cutting-edge designs that help shape the future of racing.

Team 104

Supermileage Systems

The Supermileage Systems Enterprise builds a single seat, high efficiency vehicle that competes in either the SAE Collegiate Design Series or the Shell Eco-marathon. The powertrain utilized by the vehicle is determined by the competition and is either a small displacement internal combustion engine or a battery electric design. Regardless of the event, the team must engineer a competitive vehicle and submit a written report detailing the vehicle design. The team must also deliver an oral presentation that demonstrates understanding of the engineering principles that support the design. Following a technical inspection, the vehicle must complete a dynamic performance event where miles per gallon (MPG) or miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) is measured.

Team 105

Advanced Metalworks Enterprise

Advanced Metalworks Enterprise (AME) is composed of a diverse team of students who execute research and development projects for industrial sponsors. Interdisciplinary teams of four to five students model, fabricate, and characterize metallic systems such as aluminum, iron, zinc, titanium, and nickel-based alloys. AME helps industry sponsors increase productivity, identify causes of material failures, design near net castings, develop advanced material modeling techniques, and more.

Team 106

Aerospace Enterprise

The Aerospace Enterprise was established to provide hands-on aerospace education and experience to Michigan Tech undergraduate students. The Enterprise works together on innovative and relevant aerospace related projects with all members contributing toward achieving specific project goals. The Aerospace Enterprise places an emphasis on space mission design and analysis, vehicle integration, systems engineering, and comprehensive ground-testing and qualification.

Team 107

Alternative Energy Enterprise

Alternative Energy Enterprise (AEE) provides opportunities for students in multiple academic disciplines to research and develop alternative energy sources. Projects, research, and development are done in conjunction with industry sponsors to produce viable solutions to real-world energy problems. Each team is interdisciplinary and receives a rewarding hands-on experience while working on challenging problems and seeking innovative solutions

Team 108

Blue Marble Security

Blue Marble Security (BMS) Enterprise is a student-led Enterprise that focuses on securing the future through the thoughtful use of technology. The team specializes in engineering design and product development. Blue Marble has developed a culture that fosters high professional standards, creativity, and productivity. BMS defines the word “national security” through the provision of technological support to the defense, the corporate economy, and the personal well-being of the nation and all of its people.

Team 109

BoardSport Technologies

BoardSport Technologies (BST) focuses on the engineering, design, and manufacturing of skis, snowboards, skateboards, longboards, wakeboards, and other boardsport-related products. Through integration of composite materials and creative design approach, the team strives to refine existing boardsport technology and to produce new and innovative products.

Team 110

Team photo for Built World

Built World

The Built World Enterprise (BWE) addresses challenges typically solved by civil and environmental engineers, including designing infrastructure and solving waste management problems.

Team 111

Consumer Product Manufacturing

Consumer Product Manufacturing (CPM) Enterprise aspires to empower students with the entrepreneurial, technical, and professional skills to conceive, develop, and market successful products in a company-like setting. Students on the team come from many disciplines and use hands-on experiences to identify and solve real-world engineering problems. CPM aims to exceed the expectations of company sponsors, improve the lives of consumers through innovation, and develop our team members into highly marketable professionals.

Team 112

General Expedition and Adventure Research (GEAR)

The focus of the General and Expedition Adventure Research (GEAR) Enterprise is to design, model, test, prototype, and manufacture a wide variety of goods and equipment used in recreational outdoor and commercial expedition endeavors. Team members analyze and develop innovative solutions on both internal and industry-sponsored projects. GEAR has worked on soft and hard goods related to backpacking, camping, climbing, snowshoeing, kayaking, canoeing, mountaineering, and military applications.

Team 113

Green Campus

Green Campus Enterprise is an organization of students working to make Michigan Technological University’s campus more sustainable through both low- and high-profile projects. Green Campus Enterprise annually measures the carbon footprint of Michigan Tech, and designs and implements projects to improve the sustainability of the Michigan Tech campus. Green Campus works closely with the Michigan Tech administration to effectively engage the University community in reducing its carbon footprint.

Team 114

Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE)

The members of Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) come together to design, develop, and evaluate user interfaces. The goal is to make daily work more efficient and easier to manage. As a whole, the team works together to design and test different applications for industry sponsors that can be used on Android, iPhone, and other devices. HIDE accomplishes these projects by combining knowledge from multiple disciplines, such as computer science, psychology, and human factors. HIDE team members can get involved in various stages of the design process, from developing an app by programming, to evaluation by designing usability tests and analyzing data.

Team 115

Husky Game Development

Husky Game Development (HGD) is a student-run Enterprise focused on developing video games. Each year, Husky Game Development breaks up into subteams of around six students who experience a full game development cycle, including ideation, design, and end product. HGD explores a wide variety of video game engines and platforms, including Windows, Android, Xbox, and an experimental Display Wall.

Team 116

Innovative Global Solutions

Innovative Global Solutions (IGS) pursues solutions for the needs of developing countries, making contributions toward solving Grand Challenges. Team members improve technical skills and gain hands-on experience with an international engineering project. Typical project areas focus on energy, water, health, education, entrepreneurship, transportation, infrastructure, and more.

Team 117

ITOxygen

IT Oxygen is a cross-disciplinary, student-run Enterprise that specializes in Information Technology (IT) for student organizations and businesses, with a focus on developing Information System and Information Technology solutions. Team members work on real-world projects that foster skill development and utilize business intelligence. Areas of interest include systems and information analysis, software development, database design, data sciences, cybersecurity, and web-based application development.

Team 118

Mining INnovation Enterprise (MINE)

The Mining INnovation Enterprise (MINE) seeks to design, test, and implement mining innovation technologies for industry partners. MINE works in interdisciplinary subteams to solve current and future challenges in the traditional mining industry as well as the emerging mining fields of deep sea and space mining. Opportunities include the improvement of safety and working conditions, increasing productivity and efficiency, and mine and equipment design and optimization.

Team 119

Open Source Hardware

Open Source Hardware (OSHE) specializes in building low-cost alternatives to expensive hardware/software, and then sharing the designs in the commons so that collaborative improvements can be rapidly made. Anyone who so desires can make changes or updates to the designs the Enterprise team creates, and through this process, designs are improved at a much higher rate than would be possible within the Enterprise alone. Open Source is all about collaboration.

Team 120

Team photo of Robotic Systems Enterprise

Robotic Systems

The Robotic Systems Enterprise focuses on seamlessly integrating exceptional knowledge in electronics, robotics, and programming to solve real-world engineering problems. All majors are welcome—the team depends on more than just the skills and talents of engineering and science majors. The Robotic Systems Enterprise produces solutions that contribute to industry, recreation, and medical research.

Team 121

Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences (SENSE)

The SENSE (Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences) Enterprise’s mission is to enable the workforce of tomorrow to redefine the boundaries for air, land, sea, and cyber supremacy through experiential learning and discovery. Students will design, build, and test engineering systems with a focus on Navy applications in all domains: space, air, land, sea, and undersea. Get hands-on experiences with cutting-edge defense technologies that directly impact the safety and success of the armed forces. Prepare for civilian employment opportunities in Department of Defense research labs or with DoD contractors.

Team 122

Velovations

Velovations is a bicycle design Enterprise dedicated to collaborating with the bicycle industry to develop new products and processes. The goal is to educate team members in the fundamentals of product development— from customer need through product and process design and testing, manufacturing, supply chain management, marketing, and distribution. Velovations leverages multiple majors, including mechanical, electrical, business, and technical communications to deliver product and process innovations to the bicycle industry.

Team 123

Wireless Communication Enterprise

The Wireless Communication Enterprise (WCE) focuses on wireless, optical, renewable energy, user interface, and biomedical technologies. WCE functions much like an engineering company with a variety of different project teams. These small project teams allow team members to be very involved in project work, and provide ample opportunity to gain technical skills, business presentation skills, and leadership experience.

Team 124

High School Enterprise - Dollar Bay High School SOAR