Help SAE International Student Chapter:
During the 2019-20 school year, SAE International teams will design and build five different competition vehicles, and travel to 13 competitions around North America. They will represent Iowa State at the competitions by producing competitive vehicles and placing well against 50-150 of the top schools from around the country and the world. Students must design and manufacture but are also exposed to budgeting, communication, project, and resource management skills. As the largest and fastest-growing organization on campus, sponsorship is critical to not only meet the minimum needs of the teams but to support competition at the highest level. With your generous support, we will be able to produce and compete with a car, airplane, or snowmobile that will make the team, school, and sponsors proud. Also, funding these projects directly supports the journey of these students as they start their careers.
What is SAE International?
Iowa State SAE International (Society of Automotive Engineers) allows students to design, build, and test the performance of a real vehicle and compete with other students from around the globe. SAE International Student Chapter is the largest Engineering Student Organization at Iowa State University consisting of 5 student teams with over 250 students that design, build, and participate in competitions domestically and internationally; Aero Design, Baja, Clean Snowmobile Challenge, Formula, and Supermileage. The purpose of ISU SAE International is to expand upon and apply theory learned in the classroom through participation, leadership, outreach, design, and fabrication of an off-road Baja vehicle, a mini-formula racecar, a fuel-efficient super-mileage car, a high-flying plane, and a clean snowmobile for SAE Collegiate Design Series competitions. SAE International is also heavily involved in local community outreach events aimed at educating youth in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (S.T.E.M.).
Iowa State’s Aero Design Team is challenged to conceive, design, fabricate, and test a radio-controlled aircraft that can take off, land, and optimally meet the mission requirements. This project compresses an aircraft development program into one year.
The exercise allows students to apply the fundamentals of flight outside of the classroom. The aircraft features fully a fully functional rudder, stabilizers, flaperons and ailerons. It is propelled by an electric motor.
Aero Design is one of the fastest-growing teams at Iowa State.
Iowa State’s Baja Team challenges engineering students to design and build an off-road vehicle that will survive the severe punishment of rough terrain.
The students must make considerations for these environments while dealing with limited resources and time.
The competition consists of a 4-hour endurance race testing suspension, traction, and acceleration. Racing against 100 vehicles, they consistently place in the top 10.
The team has been competing internationally for over 35 years. They are one of the most accomplished teams in Iowa State SAE.
Clean Snowmobile Challenge:
Iowa State’s Clean Snowmobile Team challenges students to cost-effectively re-engineer an existing snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise while maintaining or improving the performance characteristics of the original snowmobile.
The team competes in a variety of events testing the sled’s emissions, noise, fuel economy, acceleration, and handling. Iowa State consistently places in the top 10 at competition.
Iowa State’s Formula Team challenges students to conceive, design, fabricate and compete with formula-style race cars.
The students are challenged to build a vehicle that can achieve high cornering speeds but also have bulletproof reliability. They focus on powertrain performance, vehicle dynamics, suspension tuning, and aerodynamics.
Iowa State has built 24 vehicles for this competition and has gained recognition for its top-performing cars
Iowa State’s Supermileage Team challenges students to develop and construct a single-person, fuel-efficient vehicle.
Students have the opportunity to set a world fuel economy record and increase public awareness of the importance of vehicle fuel economy.
The team has achieved a 400 mpg fuel economy and is seeking more efficiency by working with composites and engine tuning.
Want to know more about the teams, feel free to check them out on social media!
CSC: https://www.facebook.com/isucsc/ | isucleansnow on Snapchat
Formula: https://m.facebook.com/CycloneRacingUS/ | @CycloneRacingUS on Instagram and Twitter | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwibqZ044Ac