Faculty Advisor

Planchard, David Clifton


The state of WPI chapter of SAE International has several areas that could be improved. These include but are not limited to club communication, efficiency, club interest and involvement, and sponsorships. Communication between club officers, MQP members and club members is limited and members don’t know the current status of projects and what work needs to be done and what they can get involved in. An interested, involved student body is vital to the design and fabrication of automotive vehicles. The SAE club could benefit from a structured plan to promote student interest and the successful fabrication and competition in an SAE vehicle, as well as improving finances such as acquiring sponsors, budget organization and outside funding.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2015

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering