SAE Day: See the vehicle technology of the future at MSOE

Published on: May 18, 2017

The MSOE student chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers is hosting “SAE Day,” an open house on Friday, May 19 from 12 to 3 p.m., for the public to meet the students and see the vehicles they’ve been working on this school year including:

MSOE SAE Supermileage Team gas-powered vehicle. Photo: Shell Eco Marathon

MSOE SAE Supermileage Team gas-powered vehicle. Photo: Shell Eco Marathon

  • The Formula Hybrid car, which just took first place in the world at the Formula Hybrid competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. The car reached 60 mph and was the first-ever to complete the endurance event.
  • The Supermileage gas-powered vehicle, which achieved 588 mpg at the recent Shell Eco Marathon in Detroit (they took 14th place out of 56 teams). This vehicle weighs only 17 pounds, and the body is made of carbon fiber.
  • The Supermileage electric-only vehicle, which took 9th place out of 27 teams at the Shell Eco Marathon in Detroit.
  • The Baja vehicle, which is still in production. The team will display the chassis that they designed and built this year, in preparation for next year’s competition.
  • There also will be a pit crew obstacle course.



SAE Day takes place in the MSOE’s Broadway Lot. Please enter at N. Broadway and E. Highland Ave.

This has been a very successful year for the MSOE SAE chapter, in addition to the awards mentioned above they earned:

  • 1st place in the SAE Milwaukee Student Night.
  • 2017 SAE Honeywell Outstanding Collegiate Branch award (an award they’ve earned four out of the past six years).
  • 3rd place in the SAE World Congress Student Exhibit Competition where they presented on the Hybrid Vehicle Controller of the Formula Hybrid team.
  • 5th largest student chapter of SAE in the U.S., with 105 members.

MSOE is an independent, non-profit university with about 2,900 students that was founded in 1903. MSOE offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, business and nursing. The university has a national academic reputation; longstanding ties to business and industry; dedicated professors with real-world experience; a 97% placement rate; and the highest ROI and average starting salaries of any Wisconsin university according to PayScale Inc. MSOE graduates are well-rounded, technologically experienced and highly productive professionals and leaders.


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