Interested in participating in an exciting organization with a major impact on your career? Look no further than the Society of Automotive Engineers!
All majors welcome!!!
The Society of Automotive Engineers at UW - Platteville is comprised of four Collegiate Design Series teams which each Design, Build, and Compete internationally with unique, specialized vehicles. These teams are an opportunity to explore the entire engineering design cycle, reinforce skills learned in class, and above all - have fun! A major factor in team success is marketing, organization, and administration - so if you are looking to reinforce those skills, we would love to have your help!
The SAE competitions are judged and organized by industry professionals, and building a robust professional network is one of the major perks of our organizations. Our alumni work at companies including Milwaukee Tool, Caterpillar, Oshkosh Defense, Ford, GM, Eaton, Hendrick Motorsports, Cardinal Glass, Husco, Kohler, and many, many more!
Interested in learning more? Come to our first monthly general meeting of the year! All four teams will be present to tell you about their teams and competitions and answer questions.
Meet our teams:
The Baja competition is focused on offroad performance. The team designs their 4x4-driven buggy-style vehicle from the ground up, including a Chromoly steel space frame chassis, double A-Arm & trailing arm suspension, and powertrain components, including the CVT clutching, gearbox, transfer case, and axles. The vehicle is powered by a 14-hp Kohler engine. UW - Platteville's Baja team takes pride in their themed vehicles, which stand out at their competitions!
The Formula competition focuses on on-road performance. The team designs their 1/4-scale open-wheel Formula car (like F1 or Indycar) from the ground up, including a Chromoly steel space frame chassis, double a-arm suspension, driver controls, and aerodynamic components. Another major component of the FSAE competition is the standard 20mm restrictor, which makes intake and exhaust design critical to extracting performance from the team's Yamaha WR450 engine.
The ethos of the Clean Snowmobile Challenge is developing cleaner, quieter & more efficient snowmobiles for both recreational and utility use. Our team does this through the use of a turbocharged Kubota D902 engine in a 2022 Yamaha VK540 chassis. The recreational sled takes advantage of a 1-liter Ford Ecoboost motor in a 2021 Yamaha Sidewinder chassis. Engine tuning and optimization are critical to this competition, as each sled must meet strict emissions regulations to compete.
The Aero team designs a remote-control aircraft capable of delivering a large payload while maintaining maneuverability and control. This is achieved with lightweight construction utilizing extensive laser-cut wood supports and other unique geometries to achieve a properly balanced aircraft design.
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