We are a group of students from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County who modify a stock snowmobile to make it more effective, environmentally friendly, and overall better. The vehicle is modified based on students' areas of interest and all of the research, design, analysis, and testing is done by students. All of our hard work builds up to the annual SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, an international competition where student teams from different universities compete. Members on the team strive to learn information and methods of application outside of a typical classroom setting while working in an interdisciplinary  real world setting. Although our technical goal is to succeed at the SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge, as an organization we strive to engage students, to provide a setting for academic advancement, and most of all to engage students with similar interest in a fun and exciting setting.  

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The SAE International Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) is an engineering design competition for collegiate Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) teams. The CSC challenges students through the reengineering of an existing snowmobile. The teams use their modified snowmobiles to compete in a variety of events to provide smilier tests to those seen in industry.The tests challenge the improvement of: emission, noise, fuel economy/endurance, acceleration, handling, static display, cold start and design presentation. What sets of CSC apart from other collegiate SAE competitions are the annual changes to the rules, making each competition difference from the previous. By varying competition rules, the CSC ensures that students explore different aspects of automotive practices, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the vehicle. The CSC is primarily an engine competition with an underlying theme of clean engineering. 

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Mission Statement

The mission of the UMBC Snowmobile SAE is to engage students through the use of engineering and scientific practices, hands on applications, interdisciplinary collaborations and exciting projects to supplement the knowledge and experience gained in the classroom and build a top of the line, competition ready snowmobile.

Vision Statement

The vision of the UMBC Snowmobile SAE is to compete and win the Society of Automotive Engineers Clean Snowmobile Challenge and be the best competitive snowmobile club in the nation.

Interested in Joining?

We welcome students of all majors and levels of experience. You don’t have to be an engineer or have grown up riding snowmobiles to be in our club. We ask that those interested come with an open mind and willing to learn. We’ll take care of the rest. Attend one of our meetings or contact us to learn more about our club and becoming a member.