SAE International Announces Final Results for the 2009 Aero Design West Competition
WARRENDALE, Pa., March 12, 2009 - Following are the overall results from the 2009 Aero Design® West competition held in Van Nuys, Calif.:
Regular Class Overall / Elliott Green Award:
1st #002 Kansas State University
2nd #007 Boise State University
3rd #004 University of British Columbia
Open Class Overall:
1st #217 Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal
2nd #212 Polytechnic University – Brooklyn
3rd #215 Arizona State University, Tempe
Micro Class Overall:
1st #311 The University of Akron
2nd #317 University of Central Florida
3rd #318 Iowa State University
SAE Design Innovation Award: #318 - Iowa State University Innovation – Use of Turbulator Strips
NASA Systems Engineering Award: #024 – Ecole de Technologie Superieure
Heaviest Payload Lifted: #217 – Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal (21.2 lbs)
Highest Payload Fraction: #311 – The University of Akron (0.5417)
Lightest Weight: #311 – The University of Akron (1.1 lbs)
Best Oral Presentation: #007 – Boise State University
Best Design Report: #002 – Kansas State University
Best Crash: #016 – Interamerican University of Puerto Rico
For a complete list of scores and award results, visit http://students.sae.org/competitions/aerodesign/results/
The Aero Design® competition is intended to provide undergraduate and graduate engineering students with a real-life engineering exercise. The competition has been designed to provide exposure to the kinds of situations that engineers face in the real work environment. First and foremost a design competition, students will find themselves performing trade studies and making compromises to arrive at a design solution that will optimally meet the mission requirements while still conforming to the configuration limitations.
Aero Design is part of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series ™. Other competitions in the series include Baja SAE®, Clean Snowmobile Challenge™, Formula SAE® and Supermileage®.
SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series™ and A World In Motion® curriculum won the National Science Foundation’s prestigious 2008 Public Service Award.
SAE International is a global association of more than 121,000 engineers and related technical experts in the automotive, aerospace and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.
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