The SAE student chapter is organized primarily to train students in hands-on engineering and design skills. To accomplish this, teams are formed to work on projects which will subsequently participate in national competitions. This not only improves applied engineering skills, but also involves teamwork, communications, and fund-raising. Typical projects include: Mini-Baja, Supermileage Vehicle, Formula Car, and Go-Karts (an introductory experience to involve underclassmen). The UB SAE student chapter has been large and well-motivated and has performed well in recent competitions. In 1995, SAE was the Student Association's 'Club-of-the-Year" - a rare honor for a technically oriented club.