SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge

March 9–14, 2020

KRC Keweenaw Research Center

The Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) is a Collegiate Design Series Competition of SAE International. Engineering students from participating schools reengineer a stock snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise while increasing fuel economy—all while preserving the riding excitement demanded by snowmobile enthusiasts.

The Challenge also includes a zero-emissions category for battery-powered sleds used in a scientific mission. Another category employs a diesel engine for snowmobiles used in a more utility work profile.

The Challenge is held annually at the Keweenaw Research Center (KRC) and is hosted by the KRC and the Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics at Michigan Tech.


Allison Mills
Michigan Tech News and Information

Event Coordinator
Jay Meldrum
Michigan Tech Keweenaw Research Center


A snowmobile gets ready to race.

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