The Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) is a well known international organization. In addition to developing industry standards, creating a knowledge base for engineers of all kinds, and holding informative seminars; SAE is the fundamental host for student design competitions. There are five competitions in total. The Collegiate Design series consists of the Aero Design Series, the Clean Snowmobile Challenge, the Formula SAE Series, The Baja SAE Series, and the Supermileage Competition. Design series competitions such as these provide collegiate students with a chance to apply the concepts they learn in the classroom to real life problems. The result is an exhilarating experience for all who participate. For more information visit SAE International.
The Platteville Chapter
The University of Wisconsin-Platteville branch is a group of aspiring engineers who come together to design, build, and compete as a team in various design competitions. Platteville competes in four of the five Collegiate Design competitions, the Aero Design Series, the Baja SAE Series, the Clean Snowmobile Challenge, as well as the Formula SAE Series. UW-Platteville SAE consists of around 100 official members and is continually growing. In addition to being a member of such a respectable organization, SAE offers many other benefits. By becoming a member of SAE, students are given the opportunity to gain experience related to public speaking, while interacting with members of industry. Members also gain knowledge regarding real world engineering situations whether it be designing systems, manufacturing and testing of components, or reporting and presenting their finished products in a real industry setting.
General meetings are held monthly and are open to all students, members or not. Meetings are held on the first Monday of every month in Room 115 of Engineering Hall at 6:00 p.m. All students are encouraged to join SAE on PioneerLink.