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SAE International Announces Award Results for the 2008 Formula SAE MIS Competition

WARRENDALE, Pa., May 21, 2008 - Following are the key award results from the 2008 Formula SAE® competition held at the Michigan International Speedway:

Honda Raffle
During sponsored lunch event sponsor, Honda raffled off two chances to win a monetary award valued at $3,000.00 each.
Winners -  Cooper Union and Penn State University

Yazaki North - Presentation Award
The team that receives the best score in Presentation - $500, $150, $100
1st place – National University of Singapore
2nd place – Delft University of Technology
3rd place – Technical University of Munchen

Yazaki North - Cost Award
The team that receives the best score in Cost. - $500, $150, $100
1st place – Faculdade de Engenharia de Sorocaba
2nd place – Rochester Institute of Technology
3rd place – University of Wisconsin - Madison

Honda Engineering Design Award
The top three teams in the Design Event. - $1000, $725, $525
1st place – Graz University of Technology
2nd place – Ecole De Technologie Superieure
3rd place – Helsinki Polytechnic

Autodesk Inventor Design Communication Award
Awarded to the team(s) whose exemplary Design Report demonstrates the best written & graphic communication of their engineering and design process. - $1250, $500, $250
1st place – University of Applied Sciences - Graz
2nd place – Missouri University of Science and Technology
3rd place – Sophia University

ArvinMeritor Suspension System Award 
Awarded to the team that exhibits the best suspension system design and development; including outstanding performance, manufacturing, and aesthetics. - $1250, $500, $250
1st place – University of Western Australia
2nd place – Graz University of Technology
3rd place – University of Wisconsin - Madison

The 2008 Inaugural FSAE Push Bar Competition Event
Winner - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Bruel and Kjaer Quiet Car Cup
Lowest initial noise level. - $250
Winner - Oxford Brookes University

IAV Acceleration Award
This award recognizes the team who receives the best score in Acceleration - $500
1st place – Saginaw Valley State University
2nd place – Rochester Institute of Technology
3rd place – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

SAE Skid Pad Award
This award recognizes the team who receives the best score in Skid Pad - $500
Winner - University of Texas - Arlington

Hoosier Tire Autocross Award
Fastest three recorded autocross runs. - 8 free tires, 6 free tires, 4 free tires
1st place – Missouri University of Science and Technology
2nd place – University of Wisconsin - Madison
3rd place – Rochester Institute of Technology

Goodyear Best Performance Award
Top 3 teams in the Endurance event - 3 sets of tires, 2 sets of tires, 1 set of tires
1st place – University of Stuttgart
2nd place – University of Wisconsin - Madison
3rd place – University of Western Australia

General Motors Fuel Economy
This award recognizes the team who received the best Fuel Economy score - $1000, $600, $400
1st place – RMIT University
2nd place – SUNY - Buffalo
3rd place – Wichita State University

Timken Friction Management Engineering Award
This award recognizes the team who received the best combined score in the Cost and Endurance-Economy events.
1st place – University of Stuttgart
2nd place – University of Wisconsin - Madison
3rd place – University of Western Australia

Honda Dynamic Event Award
Best Overall in Dynamic Events - $1000, $725, $525
1st place – University of Western Australia
2nd place – University of Stuttgart
3rd place – RMIT University

The FEV Powertrain Development Award
This award is intended to reward the top three Formula SAE teams for overall excellence in Powertrain development. - $1250, $500, $250
1st place – RMIT University
2nd place – University of Western Australia
3rd place – SUNY - Buffalo

Society of Plastics Engineers' Composites Award
The most effective use of polymer-matrix composites. - $1000, $800, $600, $400, $200
1st place – Graz University of Technology
2nd place – Delft University of Technology
3rd place – University of Applied Sciences - Graz
4th place – Ecole De Technologie Superieure
5th place – Ecole Polytechnique De Montreal

ASBE Body Design Award
The team that displays outstanding body design and innovation in the areas of aesthetics, structure, air management, driver considerations, crash worthiness, serviceability, and fasteners. - $500
Winner - University of Western Australia

CFdesign Computational Fluid Dynamics Award
The team that exhibits best implementation of computational fluid dynamics for component or system design; including induction, exhaust, engine, cooling, external aerodynamics, etc. - $1000
Winner - Georgia Institute of Technology

Altair Engineering's William R. Adam Engineering Award
Development of new and innovative design concepts for FSAE racing competition. - $1000, AWARD
Winner - Graz University of Technology
Honorable Mentions - University of Florida, University of Applied Sciences - Graz

SAE Perseverance Award
This award recognizes the top three (3) rookie teams. - Set of Carroll Smith books
1st place – Central Piedmont Community College
2nd place – Northwestern University
3rd place – Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay

William C. Mitchell Rookie Award
Best finish for a first year entry - Racing by the Numbers
Recognized Winner - Central Piedmont Community College
2nd place – Northwestern University

Lincoln Electric
This award recognizes the team based on a submitted essay that is in most need of a welding unit.
Winner – Cedarville University

Carroll Smith Mentor Cup
Outstanding contributions made by faculty advisors to the young engineering students' Formula SAE competition.
Winner – Gary Cloud, Michigan State University

Formula SAE Certificate of Accomplishment
This award recognizes teams that successfully score in all events and do not finish in the top 10. Certificates to:
University of Toronto
University of Toledo
Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst
Universite Laval
Brown University
University of Oklahoma
Ecole Polytechnique De Montreal
Florida Atlantic University
University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh
National University of Singapore
Cedarville University
Clemson University
Wichita State University
Ecole De Technologie Superieure
Penn State University - University Park
University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign
University of Evansville
University of Waterloo
Kanagawa Institute of Technology
SUNY - Buffalo
Saginaw Valley State University

Spirit of Excellence Award
Top ten overall finishers - $3000, $2000, $1000, $600, $500, $400, $300, $250, $250, $250
1st place – University of Western Australia
2nd place – University of Stuttgart
3rd place – Technical University of Munchen
4th place – University of Wisconsin - Madison
5th place – RMIT University
6th place – Graz University of Technology
7th place – Cornell University
8th place – Missouri University of Science and Technology
9th place – University of Florida
10th place – University of Cincinnati

For detailed results, including scores, visit http://students.sae.org/competitions/formulaseries/

 

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