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SAE International Announces Final Results for the 2009 Aero Design East Competition

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 8, 2009 - Following are the overall results from the 2009 Aero Design® East competition held in Marietta, Ga.:

Regular Class Overall / Elliott Green Award:

      1st      #037 – Escola Politecnica Universidade de São Paulo

      2nd     #029 – Federal Universidade de Minas Gerais

      3rd      #002 – University of Cincinnati


Open Class Overall:

      1st      #218 – Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos – USP

      2nd     #219 – Warsaw University of Technology

      3rd      #217 – Missouri University of Science & Technology

Micro Class Overall:

      1st      #319 – University of Minnesota 

      2nd     #317 – Ryerson University

      3rd      #315 – University of Puerto Rico

SAE Design Innovation Award: #218 – Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos – USP

            Innovation – Used 2 engines and a gear reduction to one propeller


NASA Systems Engineering Award: (tie)

     #002 – University of Cincinnati

     #037 – Escola Politecnica Universidade de São Paulo

     Honorable Mention: #318 – Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College of Engineering


Regular Class – Most Payload Lifted Award:

      1st      #037 – Escola Politecnica Universidade de São Paulo (28.310 lbs)

      2nd     #029 – Federal Universidade de Minas Gerais (27.060 lbs)

      3rd      #002 – University of Cincinnati (22.610 lbs)


Open Class – Most Payload Lifted Award:

      1st      #218 – Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos – USP (38.950 lbs)

      2st       #219 – Warsaw University of Technology (28.120 lbs)

      3rd      #217 – Missouri University of Science & Technology (22.670 lbs)


Micro Class – Highest Payload Fraction Award:

      1st      #319 – University of Minnesota (0.684)

      2nd     #315 – University of Puerto Rico (0.656)

      3rd      #317 – Ryerson University (0.608)       


Regular Class Design Award (Report & Presentation):

      1st      #046 – California State University – Long Beach

      2nd     #029 – Federal Universidade de Minas Gerais

      3rd      #042 – Ohio State University


Open Class Design Award (Report & Presentation):

      1st      #218 – Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos – USP

      2nd     #217 – Missouri University of Science & Technology

      3rd      #219 – Warsaw University of Technology


Micro Class Design Award (Report & Presentation):

      1st      #312 – University of Akron

      2nd     #321 – California State University – Long Beach

      3rd      #318 – Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College of Engineering


Most Interesting Flight Path Award:

#020 – Louisiana State University


Best Crash Award:

#216 – Mississippi State University


Gulfstream Sportsmanship Award:

 #043 – Marquette University

Nominated by #016 – Lawrence Tech University for helping their team after their plane crashed; they lent Lawrence Tech their tools and supplies

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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