SAE Member for 8 years
Cliff Stover is a Professor of Mechanical Engineers and Director of the Engineering Project Development Laboratory at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. He has 20 years of experience in the design, manufacturing, analysis, testing, and inspection of mechanical systems. Throughout his career, he has been involved in a wide range of projects, such as accident reconstruction, failure analysis, patent infringement, and product liability. Prior to his appointment at Cal Poly, he served stints as a design engineer, mold maker, and auto mechanic.
Since he was 12 years old, Cliff has been an avid motorsports enthusiast, which includes participating in numerous motocross, Supersport 750CC road racing, endurance kart racing, and shifter kart spring racing events. He is still very active in the sport and at the present time, races veterans class off-road desert motorcycle classes in AMA District 37.
With his extensive background in, and obvious love for, motorsports, it should come as no surprise that Cliff has served as a Faculty Advisor for SAE's Collegiate Design Series (CDS) events. Since becoming an advisor back in 1995, he has both advised and attended every Formula SAE and SAE Baja event. In the past 20 years, he has participated in a total of more than 40 events, including international venues in Canada, England, Italy, and Germany.
Cliff is a licensed professional engineer in California, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Florida and also has National Licensure NCEES with Model Law Engineering designation. He was named Advisor of the Year by the College of Engineering, Cal Poly Pomona and was twice named Advisor/Professor of the Year by SAE International.
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