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FALL/WINTER 2001-2002

Featured articles

Engineering students play key
role at Lindberg/
Blue M Electric

ME and Parker-Hannifin
dedicate gift to
mechatronics lab

CREATing new avenues
for intelligent
independence

New polymer engineering
center holds industry
consortium conference

ME department awards
$200,000 on scholarship
night

Honor roll 2000:
Mechanical engineering
donors

Engineering students host
national convention

ME students join Clean
Snowmobile Challenge

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ME students join Clean Snowmobile Challenge

This spring, UW-Madison students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering will join 16 other universities in the Clean Snowmobile Challenge, the newest collegiate design competition from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

The contest challenges engineering students to reengineer an existing snowmobile for improved emissions and noise while maintaining or improving the performance characteristics of the original snowmobile. The modified snowmobiles are also expected to be cost-effective.

The third annual competition will be held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, during the last week of March, and results from the competition will be published in the spring issue of the ME newsletter.

"Projects like these allow students to apply the engineering theory they learn in class," said team advisor Glenn Bower. "The teams have to come up with their own design, then they have to build and test what they've designed. It's a very hands-on activity."

 

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