Published September 13, 2013
The UB Society of Automotive Engineers' (SAE) team was the Best Emissions Winner in the SAE 2013 Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC). The CSC engineering design competition challenges engineering students to reengineer an exisiting snowmobile to reduce emissions and noise and increase fuel efficiency. Their modified snowmobiles compete in a variety of events including emissions, noise, fuel economy/endurance, acceleration, handling, static display, cold start and design presentation. The UB SAE team competed in the event with a 3-cylinder turbo-diesel engine, passing the standards set for soot output by over 40%. The team's faculty advisor is MAE Adjunct Assistant Professor Edward M. Kasprzak.