UW-Madison Tops in Clean Snowmobile Challenge

College of Engineering students at University of Wisconsin-Madison have won the 7th annual Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobile Challenge, an intercollegiate engineering design competition that challenges engineering students to develop a prototype snowmobile that meets the 2012 standards for exhaust emissions and noise output.
Held March 13-18 at Michigan Technological University’s Keweenaw Research Center, the competition had participating schools re-engineer an existing snowmobile for improved emissions and noise while maintaining or improving the performance characteristics of the original snowmobile. The modified snowmobiles also are expected to be cost- effective. UW-Madison students used a Polaris sled.
More than 150 students from 15 universities participated in the Clean Snowmobile Challenge. UW-Madison was the defending champion.
Read more about the event in the April 3 issue of Powersports Business magazine.

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