Society for Automotive Engineers chapter wins sportsmanship award
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s chapter of the Society for Automotive Engineers won the Bill Paddleford Founders’ Award for Most Sportsmanlike Conduct at the recent SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge.
“We always pride ourselves on delivering a fun snowmobile to competition. That is one that can perform like a snowmobile should,” said Stephen Carrico, a junior mechanical engineering major from Rhinelander, Wis., and captain of Pioneer Clean Snow. “It is always great to feel accomplished.”
The CSC took place from March 4-9 in Houghton, Mich. on the campus of Michigan Technological University. The competition is designed to present teams of student engineers with real-world problems. “The goal is to create a clean, quiet and fuel efficient snowmobile,” said Carrico.
Pioneer Clean Snow also won the CSC acceleration event, and set a team record in the emissions event. “We had our best performance for lab emissions yet with an E score of 142,” said Carrico. “It was our personal best.”
All in all, the CSC was a fun week for Pioneer Clean Snow. “The experience up in Houghton, Michigan, is always a good one,” said Carrico. “It was a great learning experience for all.”
Contact: Stephen Carrico, mechanical engineering major, firstname.lastname@example.org
Written by: Jacob Reecher, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, email@example.com