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  • Magazine Article
  • 17MOMP03_02
Published March 01, 2017 by SAE International in United States
  • English

In an SAE International technical paper, students at the University of Idaho identify best practices for their SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge team.

THE UNIVERSITY OF IDAHO Clean Snowmobile Challenge (UICSC) team has been competing since 2001 in the SAE International Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC). Typically, the team will have 10-15 members, with as many as two-thirds of the members returning from the previous year. The team includes students from all four years of the undergraduate engineering program along with one or two graduate student mentors. Membership is predominantly mechanical engineers, but the team usually has at least one electrical engineer in addition to a number of students from other disciplines.

The UICSC team has placed in the top three at 9 of the 16 CSC competitions since 2001. Over the years, the UICSC team has also acquired a patent, published articles in SAE magazines about vehicle subsystems, and has won several design and innovation awards.