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SAE International Announces Final Results for the 2009 Clean Snowmobile Challenge

WARRENDALE, Pa., March 24, 2009 - Following are the overall results from the 2009 SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge™ held in Houghton, Mich.:

·       SAE Clean Snowmobile Competition 2009 (Internal Combustion) Final Results: International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association Award for First Place Overall Winner Presented to the team with the highest point total that also passes emissions and noise.   

       University of Wisconsin, Madison IC

·       Yellowstone National Park Award for Second Place Overall
Presented to the team with the second highest point total.

Michigan Tech University

·       American Council of Snowmobile Associations Award for Third Place Overall
Presented to the team with the third highest point total.

Clarkson University and University of Idaho

·       SAE Milwaukee Chapter for Fifth Place Overall
Presented to the team with the fifth highest point total.    

University of Maine

·       Land and Sea Award for Best Performance
Presented to the team receiving the highest total score in the Acceleration, and Handling events that also passed the Noise, Acceleration, and Emissions event.

University of Wisconsin, Madison IC

·       Lotus Engineering Award and Horiba Instruments Award for Best Emissions
Presented to the team receiving the best score in the emissions event.

University of Wisconsin, Madison IC

·       Sensors, Inc. Award for Lowest "In Service" Emissions
Presented to the team that has the lowest "In Service" emissions.

Michigan Tech University

·       SAE International Award for Best Design
Presented to the team receiving the highest total score in the Engineering Design Paper, Oral Design Presentation, and Static Display events that also received passing scores in the Emissions, Noise, and Acceleration events.

University of Wisconsin, Madison IC

·       Gage Products Award for Best Fuel Economy
Presented to the team receiving the most points in the Fuel Economy & Endurance event.

University of Idaho

·       PCB Group Award for Quietest Snowmobile
Presented to the team receiving the most points in the Noise events.

      Michigan Tech University

·       BlueRibbon Coalition Award for Most Practical Solution
Presented to team with the best balance between cost and measured noise and emissions reduction.

Michigan Tech University

·       EMITEC Award for Best Value
Presented to team with the best balance between cost, fuel economy, and performance.

University of Idaho

·      SAE Clean Snowmobile Competition 2009 (Combined Internal Combustion & Zero Emissions) Final Results:
DENSO Corporation Award for Best Ride
Presented to the team with the best combined score in the Handling and Drivability and Subjective Ride events.

University of Wisconsin, Madison ZE

·       International Engineering and Manufacturing (Woody's) Award for Best Acceleration
Presented to the team winning the Best Acceleration Event.

University of Idaho

·       Polaris Industries Award for Best Handling
Presented to the team winning the Objective Handling Event.

University of Wisconsin, Madison

·       Bill Paddleford Founder's Award for Sportsmanship
Trophy awarded to the team recognized by other participants as being the most sportsmanlike.

Michigan Tech University

·       Aristo Catalysts, Inc. Award for Most Improved Snowmobile
Presented to the team who in the opinion of the organizers has improved the most since last year.

SUNY Buffalo

·      Caterpillar Corporation Award for Innovation
Presented to the team who in the opinion of the organizers has the most innovative solution.

University of Waterloo

·       Altair Engineering Award for Design Simulation
Presented to the team who in the opinion of the organizers demonstrates a successful simulation of their design.

University of Waterloo

·       Hawke Safety Award: University of Alaska, Fairbanks ZE

·       Serviceability Award: McGill University ZE

·       Best Team Website: Ecole De Technologie Superieure

·       Rookie of the Challenge Award: University of Alaska, Fairbanks ZE

·         Cold Start Finishers:

 

o    Kettering University

o    University of Wisconsin, Platteville

o    Clarkson University IC

o    University of Wisconsin, Madison IC

o    University of Idaho

o    Michigan Tech University

o    Ecole De Technologie Superieure

o    University of Maine

o    SUNY Buffalo

o    McGill University ZE

o    University of Alaska, Fairbanks ZE

o    University of Wisconsin, Madison ZE

·       SAE Clean Snowmobile Competition 2009 (Zero Emissions) Final Results:

National Science Foundation Award for Best Zero Emissions
Presented to the team with the highest point total in the ZE category.

University of Wisconsin, Madison ZE

·       CH2M HILL Polar Services Range Event Award
Presented to the team that travels the farthest distance on a single charge.

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

·       Keweenaw Research Center Award Draw Bar Pull Award
Presented to the team with that wins the Draw Bar Pull Event.

University of Wisconsin, Madison ZE

·       SAE International Award for Best Design
Presented to the team receiving the highest total score in the Engineering Design Paper, Oral Design Presentation, and Static Display events that also received passing scores in the Emissions, Noise, and Acceleration events.

      University of Wisconsin, Madison ZE


For more information about Clean Snowmobile Challenge, visit http://students.sae.org/competitions/snowmobile/

SAE International’s Clean Snowmobile Challenge is an engineering design competition for college and university student members that challenge engineering students to reengineer an existing snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise. Their modified snowmobiles will compete in a variety of events including emissions, noise, fuel economy/endurance, acceleration, handling, static display, cold start and design.

Clean Snowmobile Challenge is part of SAE International’s Collegiate Design Series ™. Other competitions in the series include Baja SAE®, Aero Design®, 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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