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Participant Support for the Zero Emissions Category of the Clean Snowmobile Challenge

General

Project start
01.01.2012
Project end
31.12.2015
Type of project
ARMAP/NSF
Project theme
Education & Outreach
Project topic
Instrument Development
Education & Outreach

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 67.0179977417, -50.69400024414

Fieldwork start
14.05.2012
Fieldwork end
25.05.2012

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland Ice Sheet
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 72.57, -38.48

Fieldwork start
16.05.2012
Fieldwork end
17.05.2012

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 67.0179977417, -50.69400024414

Fieldwork start
29.05.2013
Fieldwork end
08.06.2013

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland Ice Sheet
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 72.57, -38.48

Fieldwork start
31.05.2013
Fieldwork end
07.06.2013

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, Mid-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 67.0179977417, -50.69400024414

Fieldwork start
26.06.2015
Fieldwork end
17.07.2015

SAR information

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland Ice Sheet
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 72.57, -38.48

Fieldwork start
28.06.2015
Fieldwork end
15.07.2015

SAR information

Project details

01.07.2019
Science / project summary

The Keweenaw Research Center (KRC) of Michigan Tech University (MTU) has hosted and will continue to host the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Clean Snowmobile Challenge (CSC) event for the next three years at its 500-acre test track near Houghton, Michigan. University teams from across the US and Canada compete for the title of cleanest and quietest snowmobile. This grant encourages university teams to participate in the challenge by reimbursing travel expenses and other participant costs associated with the competitions’ Zero Emissions category. Conventional snowmobiles are suitable as transportation in extreme polar locations; however, due to their higher carbon emissions, they are less suitable where their output would skew the research results. The Zero Emission category of CSC challenges undergraduate students to look for solutions to this problem. In doing so they learn the needs of the polar research program and they also learn about electrification of transportation vehicles, a timely topic as we search for alternatives to the use of fossil fuels for energy. The SAE Clean Snowmobile Challenge provides a venue for students to search for solutions to the needs of the NSF's arctic research effort.At the same time, it provides a conduit for public dissemination of the work of the polar program.

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