University of Washington Takes First Place in SAE International's Formula SAE Lincoln

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 5, 2013 - The University of Washington car placed in the top three in five of the eight events at SAE International’s Formula SAE® competition, including capturing first in both Design and Endurance, landing them in First Place Overall after the four-day weekend in Lincoln, Neb.

Formula SAE aims to give students real-world experience by incorporating each aspect of designing, building, and implementing a successful Formula car.  Students must design the car with the knowledge that it will be evaluated as a potential production item, which not only entails the car, but includes the marketing, management and finances that must occur in order to sell a car.

The winner of each category follows:

- Overall – University of Washington

- Design – ­University of Washington

- Presentation – Kettering University

- Cost - Southern Illinoi University – Carbondale

- Acceleration – San Jose State University

- Skidpad – McGill University

- Autocross – Missouri University of Science and Technology

- Endurance – University of Washington

SAE International is a global association committed to being the ultimate knowledge source for the engineering profession. By uniting over 138,000 engineers and technical experts, we drive knowledge and expertise across a broad spectrum of industries. We act on two priorities: encouraging a lifetime of learning for mobility engineering professionals and setting the standards for industry engineering. We strive for a better world through the work of our philanthropic SAE Foundation, including programs like A World in Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series™.

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