UB took second place at the SAE Snowmobile Challenge, an engineering design competitionthat challenges engineering students to reengineer an existing snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise.
Modified snowmobiles compete in a variety of events including emissions, noise, fuel economy/endurance, acceleration, handling, static display, cold start and design. The UB team, which included EE Senior Peter Casey, built a diesel sled, which is not possible to purchase from a factory.
The UB team won the lowest emissions and in-service fuel economy portion of the competition. It was also the first year that a diesel sled ever made it to Copper Harbor, which is the 100 mile endurance run on the second day of the competition. This success features collaboration between multiple areas of engineering. Other team members include Noor Jariri, Nick Lanzano, Matt Egan, Nate Sutorious, Pat O'Byrne, Peter Casey, Anthony Marcheillo, Dave Stedman.
Published March 15, 2014