The Clarkson Clean Snowmobile SAE team has been competing in the Clean Snowmobile Challenge since 2001. Using the engineering skills of Clarkson University’s students, we are tasked with creating a cleaner, quieter, and more fuel efficient snowmobile. Being an almost 100% student run team, we are able to fully experience a professional engineering environment. We are made up of mostly mechanical engineers but accept anyone who wants to learn to help the team succeed. We also have some Engineering and Management students, chemical engineers and civil engineers. Each branch of engineering helps in the overall goal of making a clean, quiet and efficient snowmobile.

Each year, near the beginning of March, the Clean Snowmobile Challenge is held at the Keweenaw Research Center in Houghton, Michigan. Teams from all over the northern United States and southern Canada come with their unique engineered snowmobiles to compete.  

The goal of the challenge is to engineer the cleanest, quietest, and most efficient snowmobile while maintaining the values that consumers in the snowmobile market seek. Several events are held in which the performance, reliability, and efficiency of each teams sled is tested.

Events include:

· 60 Mile Endurance Run under Load

· Drawbar Pull

· Dyno and In-service emissions

· Noise and Nuisance Test

· MSRP, Design Paper

· Oral presentation