Enterprise Teams

101. 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 work with sponsors to solve a problem in their manufacturing process. AME helps industry sponsors increase productivity, design and simulate new parts, complete material testing, and more.

102. 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.

103. Blizzard Baja Enterprise

Michigan Tech’s Blizzard Baja Enterprise builds a single-seat, off-road competition vehicle to compete in the SAE Collegiate Design Series-Baja 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.

104. 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. BMS 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, corporate economy, and personal well-being of the nation and all its people.

105. Built World Enterprise

Built World Enterprise (BWE) achieves its mission to “prepare members for the self-reliance expected in the workplace” by following the design thinking process, collaborating with professionals, applying project-specific knowledge, and communicating technical and professional information in an oral or written manner to solve civil and environmental engineering problems.

106. CinOptic Communication and Media Enterprise

CinOptic Communication and Media Enterprise specializes in communicating through photography, videography, and sound. CinOptic works closely with clients to develop creative and effective communication strategies and products, while offering resources, community, and education for its student members.

107. 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 gasoline and diesel categories.

108. 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.

109. 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.

110. General and Expedition 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.

111. Green Campus Enterprise

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.

112. H-STEM Enterprise

The Michigan Tech H-STEM Enterprise is a student-run multidisciplinary team working collaboratively on undergraduate projects in the areas of rehabilitation engineering, healthcare, and public health. The current projects are Portable Mobility Assist Solution, Below knee Prosthesis, and Knee Rehabilitation. We are focused on the advancement of health research, safety, and outreach on the Michigan Tech campus and the surrounding community. Additionally, our goal is to provide our members with real-world experience in solving problems, developing communication skills, and building leadership and technical skills.

113. High School Enterprise—Dollar Bay School SOAR

The SOAR Enterprise team designs, builds, and deploys underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), provides technical solutions to water-related research challenges, and serves as a resource for additive manufacturing investigations for local businesses. As a place-based service learning Enterprise, SOAR partners with local community organizations to monitor, research, and improve the local watershed. They support local businesses with rapid prototype and small-quantity part runs. Clients of SOAR present their needs and requirements to the Enterprise, and SOAR works to exceed their expectations with the delivery of the product. Current clients include Isle Royale National Park, Delaware Mine, OcuGlass, and Michigan Tech Great Lakes Research Center.

114. Circular Solutions

The purpose of Circular Solutions (formerly known as HotForest) is to innovate technologies and services that advance the circular bioeconomy. An alternative to the current make, use, and dispose practice of the linear economy, the circular bioeconomy is a model for renewable, regenerative practices where we extract maximum value from resources we use, keep them in use as long as possible, and recover and regenerate materials for additional service lives.

115. Humane Interface Design (HIDE)

The members of Humane Interface Design Enterprise (HIDE) work together to design, develop, and evaluate web applications. The goal is to develop these applications while taking usability into consideration, creating effective tools for many different industry sponsors. HIDE accomplishes these projects by combining knowledge from multiple disciplines (e.g., computer science, software engineering, and human factors). HIDE team members can get involved in various stages of the design process, from planning and developing an app by programming, to evaluation by designing usability tests.

116. Husky Game Development

Husky Game Development (HGD) is a student-run Enterprise focused on developing video games. This semester, HGD has 12 small teams working on different game projects. Students experience a full game development cycle including ideation, design, playtesting, and releasing a final product. HGD uses a diverse set of tools and engines. Our games target a variety of platforms including desktop, web, mobile, and an on-campus arcade cabinet.

117. 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.

118. IT-Oxygen

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 systems and IT 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.

119. Multiplanetary INnovation Enterprise (MINE)

Multiplanetary INnovation Enterprise (MINE) seeks to design, test, and implement robotic technologies for extracting and using local resources, construction, and characterization in extreme environments. MINE works in multidisciplinary groups to develop technology to perform tasks in extreme environments on Earth, the moon, and on other planets. Opportunities include researching productivity and efficiency in the space environment (vacuum, temperature extremes, lunar dust), underground remote operation, and autonomy.

120. Open Source Hardware

Open Source Hardware specializes in building low-cost alternatives to expensive hardware/software, and then sharing the designs with the commons so that collaborative improvements can be made rapidly. Anyone can make changes or updates to the designs the Enterprise team creates—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.

121. Robotic Systems Enterprise

The Robotic Systems Enterprise (RSE) 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. RSE produces solutions that contribute to industry, recreation, and medical research.

122. Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences (SENSE)

The SENSE (Strategic Education through Naval Systems Experiences) Enterprise mission is to provide students with naval systems experience through hands-on projects focused on naval research and military-centered applications.

123. Supermileage Systems

Supermileage Project Photo
Supermileage Systems Enterprise Prototype-Class Vehicle \\ Taken by Brennen Galli

Supermileage Systems Logo

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 mile per gallon equivalent (MPGe) is measured.

124. 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 needs 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.

125. 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 for them to gain technical skills, business presentation skills, and leadership experience.