SAE Announces 2004 Collegiate Design Series Schedule
WARRENDALE, PA (March 30, 2004) - SAE International is pleased to announce the schedule of nine (9) North American events that comprise the 2004 SAE Collegiate Design Series. These events challenge student teams, usually of 10-20 persons, to design and build vehicles that are capable of meeting specific program challenges.
The series, which was began with the first Mini Baja in 1976, has grown to become an exciting means of demonstrating teamwork and applying engineering concepts to real-world application. This year over 150 Colleges and Universities from around the globe are expected to participate in one or more of the events. Most teams began preparing for the event during the 2003 Fall semester, as part of their engineering curriculum. Each event bears witness to the culmination of countless hours of planning and work.
The 2004 Schedule of events is as follows:
|Clean Snowmobile Challenge
|(Held) March 15-20, 2004
Hosted by Michigan Technological University
|Aero Design East
|April 16-18, 2004
Hosted by University of Central Florida
|Mini Baja West
|April 22-24, 2004
Hosted by the SAE Oregon Section
|Walking Robot Challenge
|April 28-May 1, 2004
Hosted by Union College
|Mini Baja East
|May 6-8, 2004
Hosted by Ecole de technologie superieure
|May 19-23, 2004
Hosted by the Formula SAE Consortium
|Midwest Mini Baja
|June 3-6, 2004
Hosted by the SAE Milwaukee Section
|June 11-12, 2004
Hosted by Eaton Corporation
|Aero Design West
Fort Worth, TX
Hosted by Lockheed Martin
A detailed description of the SAE Collegiate Design Series and links to each events' webpage is posted at the following URL: http://www.sae.org/students/index.htm. Media Inquiries may be directed to the SAE Public Relations Team at 1-800-441-2919.
Editors Note: Accredited journalists are encouraged to attend any of these events at no cost for registration. SAE does, however, ask that all persons on-site sign a liability waiver. The SAE Collegiate Design Series provides a wonderful opportunity for a variety of news and human interest stories. Interview options are plentiful and the static events provide great visuals capturing photo and video images. Media inquiries may be directed to Mark Burd, SAE Corporate PR, firstname.lastname@example.org or 1-800-441-2919.