The SAE student chapter is organized primarily to help students apply skills and concepts learned in academics to 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, communication, and leadership. Typical projects include: Mini-Baja, Clean Snowmobile and Battlebots (an introductory experience to involve underclassmen). UB SAE also offers guidance in machining, fabrication and CAD work to those interested.