Kansas State Univerity | Society of Automotive Engineers
Kansas State Univerity | Society of Automotive Engineers
Kansas State Univerity | Society of Automotive Engineers

Meeting announcement

We are having the first of our monthly meetings on Thursday, September 5th at 7:30p.m. in Fiedler Auditorium. At this first meeting, we are planning to give you an overview of SAE and its three design teams (Aero, Baja, and Formula), and inform you on how to join in the fun. Also, we will have a speaker present on the importance of involvement with SAE to a future career. Come to the meeting and learn what we are all about!

Daniel  9.3.13

SAE Meeting for March

We will have our regular SAE meeting this March 6th and it will be held in Fiedler Auditorium. Look forward to seeing you there.

Brandon  3.5.12

October 3rd Meeting

The meeting will feature guest speakers Bret Irvin and Hector Munoz from BNSF Railway. The BNSF network covers two thirds of western of the United States. It plays a vital role in the U.S. economy, hauling the products consumers use every day and the raw materials manufacturers need to make those products.

Brandon  10.3.11

Competition Results

The SAE Aero Design Team competed at the SAE Aero Design West competition in Fort Worth, Texas on March 18-20. They placed second overall in the regular class and had the third heaviest payload in regular class.

Erik  10.26.11

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 7:30pm in Fiedler Auditorium(Room 1107)

Erik  3.28.11

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at 7:30pm in Fiedler Auditorium(Room 1107)

Erik  3.1.11

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7:30pm in the Senior Design Room(Room 3034)

Erik  2.2.11

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 7:30pm in Fiedler Auditorium(Room 1107)

Erik  11.1.10

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at 7:30pm in Fiedler Auditorium(Room 1107)

Erik  9.28.10

Design Team Results 2010:

Aero Design competed in two international competitions with their plane, the Purple Phoenix:

  • At Aero Design West, held in California in March, the team took third place overall.
  • At Aero Design East, held in Texas in May, the team won an award for best design report and placed 17th overall.

Formula SAE competed in June at an international competition in California:

  • The team took 7th place in the Design Event, and placed 28th overall.

Baja competed in May at an international competition in Washington:

  • The team placed 39th overall.

Erik  9.7.10

Upcoming Meeting

The first meeting of the semester will be Tuesday, September 7, 2010 at 7:30pm in Fiedler Auditorium(Room 1107).

Erik  8.31.10

Upcoming Meeting

The final meeting of the semester will be Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at 7:30pm in Fiedler Auditorium(Room 1107). Officer elections will be held.

Erik  5.3.10

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 6, 2010 at 7:30pm in Fiedler Auditorium(Room 1107)

Erik  4.1.10

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 2, 2010 at 7:30pm in Fiedler Auditorium(Room 1107)

Erik  3.1.10

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, February 2, 2010 at 7:30pm in Fiedler Auditorium(Room 1107)

Erik  2.1.10

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 7:30pm in Fiedler Auditorium(Room 1107)

Nate Fisher will be speaking about his experiences as an intern with NASA.

Erik  11.30.09

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, November 3, 2009 at 7:30pm in Fiedler Auditorium(Room 1107)

Erik  10.30.09

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, October 6, 2009 at 7:30pm in Fiedler Auditorium(Room 1107)

Erik  10.2.09

First Meeting

Our first meeting this semester will be Tuesday, September 8, 2009 in Fiedler Auditorium (Room 1107) at 7:30pm.

The design teams will give short presentations. Come and learn about the design teams.

Erik  09.2.09

Upcoming Meeting

The next meeting will be Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at 7:30

Nelson Pratt from Cessna Aircraft will be speaking.

Andrew  02.24.09

Congratulations

Congratulations to all of the SAE teams for their performance at competition this year.

Aero placed 2nd in the Aero West Competition

Baja placed 25th in the East Competition

Formula Placed 10th in the West Competition

Andrew  09.03.08

Canceled Meeting

We will not be having a March meeting.

Sorry for the late notice.

Andrew  03.03.08

Upcoming Meeting

Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30pm SAE will hold it's next general meeting.

Our guest speaker will be Tom Glennan, Engineering Group Manager at General Motors

He will be giving his Lecture "Strategies for Managing Vehicle Mass throughout the Development Process and Vehicle Lifecycle."

Hope to see you there!

Andrew  03.03.08

Congratulations to our Aero team!

  The 2007 Aero West Competition Team

For those of you not yet aware, our very own KSU Aero design team placed first at their competition in California. They competed against 26 other teams and came out on top by lifting their predicted 20.72lb in a mere four takeoffs. The aero team is comprised of the following team members (* indicates West Competition attendance):

  • Brian Anderson*
  • Bradley Matlack
  • Curtis Spicer
  • Eric Bunnel
  • Bryan Mai
  • Greg Payne
  • Drew Thompson
  • John Elson
  • Michael Mangus
  • Bryce Martens*
  • Matt Roberts*
  • Joe Krehbiel

Congratulations guys!

Kyle  3.27.07

Don't miss out!

Just a reminder, don't miss this week's general meeting. We have a great speaker, Dr. Sankar Mohan PhD, lined up for you. Dr. Sankar Mohan leads the Advanced Engineering Group at the New Process Gear division of Magna Powertrain in Syracuse, New York. He earned his Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology and his Doctorate from Syracuse University. He specializes in automotive Drivetrain and Traction Control areas. During his twenty years in the automotive industry, he has been awarded over 30 US and international patents in the Drive Train Area and his technical articles have been published in many journals including SAE, ASME and GPC. His presentation is titled "Designing, Modeling and Testing of Modern AWD/4WD Drivetrain Elements and Systems."

Dr. Mohan has also expressed that career opportunities are available at Magna Powertrain. If you are interested, you should e-mail your resume to him at sankar.mohan@magnapowertrain.com

In other news, the new formula site is online. You can check it out here. Please let me know if you have any suggestions/problems.

Kyle  3.5.07

Some minor updates

Load times should now be considerably faster. Sorry for the temporary inconvenience.

The new formula site is coming along much quicker than I thought it would. Expect a live version sometime next week.

And most importantly, don't miss the presentation next week at the general meeting. Dr. Sankar Mohan will be presenting over AWD/4WD dynometer testing.

Kyle  2.27.07

Updated

Well, it's done. I'd love to hear what you guys have to say about it. Comments, criticisms, suggestions... I'm all ears.

Oh, and you should upgrade if you haven't already.

Next up is a new Formula site. Stay tuned...

Kyle  2.13.07

A few quick notes to fully enjoy the new site

  • The 3 links listed under "What's your style?" will change the site's style to represent your team of choice. It'll even remember what style you used last so that it's the same every time you open the site. Try it out!
  • The purple box titled "Design Teams" is a little preview area for each of our 3 design teams. Click the team names to switch to a different team to preview. Click more » to launch the team's full site in another window.
  • As you can see, all of the images used are from older competitions. Following competition season this year, and assuming you guys take plenty of good pics of your pride and joy, I'll update the site with fresh images.
  • If you are using IE6 or Safari, this site will not quite appear as it should (although it will come really close). You should upgrade (IE7 works too).

Kyle  2.13.07

Aero

We take an unbelievably light plane and carry an unbelievably hefty payload. Then we redesign it so it's even lighter. And we have fun doing it. If you're looking for aerospace at KSU, this is where it's at.

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Formula

What do you get when you cross a go-cart with a sportbike, throw some engineering students at it, and make it look like a mini-F1 car? A Formula SAE competition car! Sound fun?

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Mini Baja

Who needs finesse when you've got brute strength? Our goal is simple: have fun and most likely break some stuff doing it. If that's your idea of fun too, check us out. You'll be glad you did.

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