• Formula ETS: a new beginning
    This year’s Formula SAE car features a complete chassis redesign.
  • Trimming processes for advanced steels
    Greater quality control improves automotive manufacturing trimming processes for high-strength steels, resulting in reduced levels of scrap.
  • Getting on the right track
    SAE Collegiate Chapter involvement opens the door to invaluable experiences and beneficial networking opportunities.
    • The comeback car
      The Cal Poly Pomona FSAE Team implements several measures to help overcome setbacks and achieve a podium finish at Formula SAE Lincoln.
    • Going deep
      The uBox concept car developed as part of Clemson's Deep Orange program features a uniquely formed roof part.
    • Creating a monster
      North Dakota State University SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge team brings to life a war-torn engine pieced together with parts from another.
    • All about the engine
      The University of Wisconsin-Madison team increases engine displacement and implements exhaust gas recirculation to maintain winning ways in SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge.
    • Fluid mechanics of diesel injection studied at Penn State
      Special photography method helps student researchers get a better look at spray patterns.
    • Under new management
      A senior-heavy squad from Minnesota State University, Mankato, takes a different approach to team dynamics and jumps 34 spots to 17th overall at the 2016 Formula SAE Michigan competition.
    • Ruling the skies
      Warsaw University of Technology and Georgia Tech dominate SAE Aero Design competitions.
    • European teams take top spots at FSAE Michigan, U.S. teams at FSAE Lincoln
      Universitat Stuttgart of Germany and Auburn University of the U.S. take crowns at SAE Collegiate Design Series Formula competitions.
    • Michigan Baja Racing repeats as Baja SAE season champion
      Coming in second is Rochester Institute of Technology, which was victorious in one of the 3 Baja SAE competitions.
    • CMU goes full futuristic
      A student team from Carnegie Mellon University offers its take on a proposed new mode of transportation involving tubes and pods.
    • Three CDS teams win MOMENTUM design awards
      Teams from British Columbia Institute of Technology, University of Idaho and Pakistan Navy Engineering College win competition for best description of an innovation for their 2016 SAE Collegiate Design Series vehicle entry.
    • These pro tips can earn your CDS team point
      Members of SAE International's Collegiate Design Series staff offer 10 tips to help teams fully realize their potential at competition.
    • A beast of its own kind
      The University of Michigan Solar Car Team falls a bit short in 2015 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge, but distinguishes itself nonetheless.
    • Finding career inspiration via algorithm
      Participation in collegiate engineering competitions can reveal untapped talents and interests. Just ask Ohio State student Katherine Bovee.
    • SAE 2016 World Congress preview
      Powering Possibilities is Toyota's goal at SAE 2016 World Congress.
    • Stanford goes solar down under
      Team takes sixth place in Bridgestone World Solar Challenge to cap a rigorous two-year design and development program.
    • Taking the lead
      Being in charge of an SAE Student Chapter entails everything from organizing meetings to issuing 'nastygrams.'
    • A winning video from a winning Collegiate Design Series team
      The defending champion of the Formula SAE Michigan competition, Oregon State University, has found another way to win.
    • SAE U.K. Section co-hosts lecture series 'starring' NASA engineer/expert
      Dr. Ravi Margasahayam of NASA is the engineer responsible for ensuring payload safety for the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station.
    • Behind-the-scenes methods have made MRacing, the team from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, a consistent contender in the Formula SAE student design competition.
    • Presenting their winning aero design to the SAE International Board of Directors, University of Akron students tell a story of engineering excellence and resiliency.
    • Presenting their winning aero design to the SAE International Board of Directors, University of Akron students tell a story of engineering excellence and resiliency.
    • Eleven students from Montreal university journey to Seattle for an education on aerospace technology and aerospace careers.
    • Finding success on an international track
      Student members of the University of Missouri's Formula SAE team are learning firsthand that international collaboration is the future of engineering.
    • A vision. A car. A cause.
      New Mexico State Aggies are tough enough to race pink.
    • CyberAuto Challenge helps close talent gap
      Having a supply of high-quality young engineers is key to beefing up the automotive industry's cyber defenses.
    • UMich-Ann Arbor team takes home Baja season's Iron Team Award
      Cornell University also had a strong 2014 season, but not strong enough to fend off Michigan Baja Racing.
    • Georgia Tech and Warsaw University were double-winners at SAE Aero Design competitions
      University of Akron and University of Cincinnati were the other winners at the twin 3-class competitions, the former setting a record in the process.
    • West Coast teams win 2 of 3 Formula SAE events
      Oregon State captures its fifth crown while Jose State enjoys its first overall victory and UPenn tops the electric field.
    • Taking action early to conquer the STEM crisis
      Interest in STEM subjects falls precipitously as students progress through elementary and middle school.
    • Deep thinking about deep space
      NASA is mining the rich fields of knowledge and creativity in the minds of university students to improve living and working conditions in space.
    • Rise of the underdogs
      Problem-plagued effort last year spurs Baja SAE team from VIT University of India to overhaul itself and its car.
    • Materials, data-aq packages among choices touted in Collegiate Cup contest
      Central Michigan's Baja team, which did some impressive materials analyses, takes home the SAE Mid-Michigan Section's trophy as part of that professional group's Engineers Week activities.
    • Toyota looks for more from college students than high GPA
      "Those that participate in an SAE related-activity display passion for the automotive industry, and these candidates are ideal for our organization."
  • Diesel gets a promotion at SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge
    The main rules change for the 2015 season is creation of a new engine category (diesel), the event’s organizer notes in providing an overview of the SAE Collegiate Design Series competition.
  • Wisconsin-Stout puts faith in gearbox redesign for Baja
    Blue Devil Racing Team believes packaging and durability advantages more than offset weight and low-end-torque penalties.
  • Test cell at Kansas University does double duty
    Single-cylinder engine test cell designed for research into biodiesel also serves as an instruction tool for students.
  • University of Michigan students have hand in Volt battery reliability
    Technology co-developed by U of M monitors the quality of welds used in the joining of Chevy Volt battery cells.
    • Taking on the Valeo Innovation Challenge
      Two Canadian teams-the University of Ottawa and the University of Waterloo-finished in the top 3 among about 1,000 other universities from around the world in this challenge devoted to spurring innovative ideas for transportation.
    • Colorado State University designs fuel-cell plug-in hybrid system
      Competing in the EcoCAR2 competition using a Chevrolet Malibu, the Colorado State team designed a system that features a 15-kW polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell system, an 18.9-kW•h/177-kW lithium-ion battery, and a 145-kW motor.
    • Cal State Fullerton combines art and engineering
      Team's submission on its Formula SAE car won first place in the second annual Generation Auto video contest organized in part by SAE International.
    • Collaborative research project leads to potentially swarming VTOL UAVs
      The AVIGLE VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) unmanned aerial vehicle was developed via collaboration by a variety of entities for a variety of applications. RWTH Aachen University developed the drone's aerodynamic shape.
  • Have diesel will race (and learn)
    Mazda’s factory SkyActiv diesel race program switched to the Prototype class in 2014, teaching the SpeedSource team valuable engineering lessons for 2015.
  • Starting and developing an engineering career: barriers and opportunities
    Very strong role models who have a marked enthusiasm for their subject are needed at every point along an employee’s education and work career.
  • The knock on gasoline engines
    Two major strategies to increase the efficiency of SI engines are to raise the compression ratio and to downsize the engine using a turbocharger, but both have issues with knock. Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan Automotive Laboratory tackle the problem.
  • Minecraft: getting kids into coding
    Stephen Foster, CEO and Co-founder of THOUGHTSTEM, has a new outlook on STEM education and the utilities that can be used to get kids involved in software coding.
    • Buckeye Current's TT triumph
      The Ohio State University reprised its third-place finish in the 2014 TT Zero for all-electric motorcycles, beating some of the pros on the world's toughest race circuit.
    • Kettering FSAE team improved as season progressed
      Lowest priced may not mean the best, but certainly not the worst.
    • Leveling the field: getting #girlsinstem
      Despite facing the brunt of gender segregation, women are forging ahead and dramatically improving STE M, both academically and professionally.
    • Mercedes-AMG's SLS departure opens door to new GT
      Powering the car is an all-new biturbo 4.0-L V8 available with two power levels: hot (GT) at 340 kW (456 hp) and exceedingly hot (GTS) at 375 kW (503 hp).
    • Teams make unique statements at FSAE Michigan
      Some statements produced better results than others, but all teams walked away from the 2014 FSAE Michigan event with invaluable hands-on engineering experience.
    • Teams get 'super' results at SAE Supermileage
      University students from around the world gathered in Marshall, MI, to determine which team could achieve the highest fuel economy at the 353th anniversary of the competition.
    • Competition winners react to attaining coveted F1 engineering roles
      Two of the winners have Formula SAE experience on their side.
    • Methodology developed for safer hood design
      The methodology enables material selection and design optimization of energy absorbers for pedestrian protection based on a simple laboratory test and FE model, eliminating the need for extensive vehicle testing.
    • Developing a winning formula
      It's been 20 years since the University of Michigan won a Formula SAE championship. Sick of getting smoked in recent years by top teams from Germany and the U.S., MRacing is going "big aero" for a better crack at the 2014 crown.
    • The future for electric and hybrid vehicles in India
      Technical and political challenges alike have held back the electric and hybrid market, but there are signs of hope.
    • Flex-fuel snowmobile challenge results in improved efficiency and lower emissions
      Noise and exhaust emissions of recreational snowmobiles have come under increased scrutiny by the U.S. federal government. Students from Kettering University take on the design challenges of meeting or exceeding such regulations.
    • Actuator dynamics in a dual clutch transmission
      The emergence of tougher environmental and fuel efficient legislations have triggered exploration and advance toward new and better vehicle transmission technologies.
    • Evaluation of heavy-vehicle aerodynamic drag
      In an attempt to achieve a balance between Reynolds number, model scale, and tunnel blockage issues, a 1:3 scale heavy-vehicle testing program has been initiated at the Monash University 1.4-MW wind tunnel.
    • Validating performance suspension parts advances
      A forum at the 2013 SEMA Show discussed three approaches to ensure performance parts compliance with Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 126. Panelists also explained how simulation data, and kinematics and compliance measurements, can improve performance parts design.
    • Active safety starts in the pilot's seat
      Dassault Aviation's next-generation integrated digital avionics systems contribute to enhanced air safety in civil applications.
    • Chevrolet ups the performance ante with MY2015 Corvette Z06
      Stiffer-bodied sports car gains wind-aided performance with supercharging and downforce for faster lap times.
    • New contender for the World Solar Challenge
      Splitting the solar power supply from the aerodynamics was the innovative approach taken by the U.K.-based Cambridge University Eco Racing Team.
    • Mobility in the 21st Century for India: planning and creating multimodal transportation systems
      India's rapidly growing population has made transportation systems unable to effectively keep up with demand, losing the country untold man-hours and wasting money.
    • 2014 Corvette: 460 hp, 30 mpg, 1 g, $52,000
      No other sports car can match the C7's combination of performance, value, and overall efficiency. Chief Engineer Tadge Juechter provides insight on executing a masterpiece.