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An
SAE
International
newsletter
for
Sponsors,
Faculty,
and
Students
@
SJSU


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May
2009


It’s ALIVE! After
more
than
thirteen
months,
thousands
of
hours,
 and
countless
sleepless
nights
our
Formula
SAE
 racecar,
Spartan
Racer
1,
is
ALIVE.





Our
SAE
International
student
chapter
has
entered
the
 Formula
SAE
West
competition
and
is
now
putting
the
 power
to
the
ground.

The
competition
will
be
held
at
 Auto
Club
Speedway
at
Fontana
California
from
June
 17
to
20.

So
with
only
six
weeks
until
competition,
you
 can
bet
that
we
will
put
SR1
to
the
test.

These
next
 few
weeks
will
be
spent
testing,
tuning,
breaking,
 fixing,
and
testing
to
make
sure
we
are
ready
for
the
 competition.


 We
will
be
competing
against
universities
from
around
 the
world,
including
countries
like
Brazil,
South
Korea,
 Sweden,
and
India.

Our
team
represents
San
Jose
State
 University
‘s
first
FSAE
team
to
compete
since
1992.

 As
a
first
year
team,
we
are
in
contention
to
receive
 the
Rookie
of
the
Year
Award,
but
only
time
will
tell.
 For
the
most
up
to
date
information
please
visit:
 www.spartanracing
.net



Baja Time Our
Baja
SAE
team
has
been
getting
ready
for
 the
competition
that
will
be
held
May
7‐10
in
 Washougal,
Washington.


 Our
team
will
be
judged
on
how
well
our
car
can
 accelerate,
pull,
hill
climb,
maneuver,
and
rock
 crawl.

The
final
event
is
an
endurance,
where
 the
car
must
survive
a
4
hour
race
through
 rough
terrain,
rocks,
hills
and
other
obstacles.







 This
weekend
will
be
the
last
one
before
 competition
so
our
team
will
be
rigorously
 testing
and
preparing
the
vehicle.

 For
more
information
please
contact:

 Darren
Schwald

 darrenschwald@gmail.com



Left
–
Joey
 Penniman,
FSAE
 Chief
Engineer
and
 driver,
prepares
to
 test
SR1
for
the
first
 time.


Right
–
Darren
Schwald,
 FSAE
Chassis
Lead,
and
 Shaun
Flickner,
FSAE
 Technical
Advisor,
check
and
 test
the
safety
equipment.


Above
–
Darren
Schwald,
Baja
SAE
Team
 Captain,
tests
the
new
and
improved
 suspension
system.



College of Engineering Open House

The
College
of
Engineering
Open
House
gave


prospective
and
current
students,
parents,
faculty,
 and
industry
professionals
an
opportunity
to
see
the
 diversity
within
San
Jose
State
University's
 engineering
school.
 
 Student
organizations
and
engineering
departments
 held
workshops
and
showcased
a
variety
of
labs,
 experiments,
and
projects
under
progress.

The
 American
Society
of
Civil
Engineers
SJSU
Student
 chapter
was
working
hard
on
the
Concrete
Canoe
and
 Steel
Bridge
projects
(pictured
below).

Their
 competitions
were
held
April
16‐19.

The
Concrete
 Canoe
Team,
Checkmate,
placed
an
impressive
third,
 while
the
Steel
Bridge
Team
was
disqualified
due
to
a
 part
being
¼”
too
long.





 Arturo
Navarro,
a
student
officer
of
the
Society
of
 Latino
Engineers
and
Scientists
was
recruiting
for
 his
student
chapter.

SOLES'
mission
is
to
promote
 the
development
of
Latinos
through
professional
 exposure,
leadership
opportunities,
community
 involvement
and
academic
support.

One
of
their
 largest
events
is
the
Science
Extravaganza
where
 they
host
workshops
and
science
experiments
for
 under
privileged
junior
high
school
students.

 
 The
new
COE
success
center
opened
its
doors
 for
visitors
to
explore.
The
new
and
appealing
 look
invited
you
to
step
inside
where
it
was
 almost
unreal.

Faculty
and
staff
did
an
 excellent
job
with
aiding
in
its
new
design.



Our
SAE
International
student
chapter
was
outdoors
 showcasing
our
premier
Formula
SAE
racecar.

We
 gave
reasons
to
potential
SJSU
students
and
parents
to
 choose
San
Jose
State
University.

We
displayed
our
BE
 U.NITED
poster
board
which
depicted
how
we
plan
to
 unite
the
different
colleges
on
campus
through
the
 SAE
International
Collegiate
Design
Series.


 
 We
also
had
the
opportunity
to
speak
with
students
 from
other
universities
and
encouraged
them
to
be
a
 part
of
SAE
International.











“we
plan
to
unite
the
different
 colleges
on
campus”



“invited
you
to

 step
inside”


Left
­
Heather
Bennett,

ISPE
 student
chapter
president
and
 Randy
Floresca,
SAE
 International
student
chapter
 president
enjoyed
a
drive
in
the
 lawn
mower
powered
kart.


2



S o ciety of W o m en E ng ineers and SAE Internatio nal 



The
Society
of
Women
Engineers
SJSU
Student
Chapter
 held
two
of
their
largest
events
for
the
spring
semester,
 Evening
With
SWE
(EWS)
and
WOW!
That’s
 engineering!
 Our
SAE
International
members
helped
set
up
the
EWS
 event
and
enjoyed
a
three‐course
meal
while
speaking
 with
industry
professionals.

Some
of
the
companies
 present
were
Lockheed
Martin,
PG&E,
Cisco,
and
Xilinx.












During
the
WOW!
That’s
engineering!
 event,
our
SAE
International
student
 members
volunteered,
gave
tours
of
our
facilities,
and
 presented
to
high
school
students
and
their
parents.


 Am erican S o ciety o f M echanical E ng ineers

San
Jose
State
University
hosted
the
Spring
2009
 ASME
SPDC.

The
purpose
of
the
conference
was
to
 provide
a
forum
to
train
officers
and
future
leaders,
 create
networking
opportunities,
and
host
student
 competitions.


Above
­
Karina
Zafiro.
Monica
Kapil,
Eric
Stackpole,
 Brendon
O’Neill,
and
Kimberly
Eggert
were
a
few
of
 
 the
ASME
SJSU
contestants.



A
few
of
our
SAE
International
members
are
part
 of
our
ASME
Human
Powered
Vehicle
(HPV)
team.
 The
team
has
been
preparing
to
compete
in
the
 2009
HPV
competition.

They
are
headed
to
 Portland
State
University
to
compete
against
 schools
around
the
nation,
including
Missouri
S&T,
 UC
San
Diego,
and
Texas
Tech.

The
team
is
called
 the
Pink
Team
and
their
vehicle's
name
is
Careless
 Whisper.



“Thank
you
to
the
very
 generous
scholarship
donors”

 Pi Tau Sigm a

The
Pi
Tau
Sigma
student
chapter
at
SJSU
hosted
 the
2009
Mechanical
and
Aerospace
Engineering
 Department
banquet.

During
the
event
the
MAE
 department
faculty
introduced
scholarship
 donors
and
presented
the
awards
to
the
students.

 Two
of
our
SAE
International
members,
Randy
 Floresca
and
Johanna
Knudsen,
as
well
as
the
 Association
for
Facilities
Engineering
SJSU
 student
chapter
president,
Andrew
Lau‐Seim
 were
given
the
S.
Brooks
Walton
Scholarship
 awards.

 
Thank
you
to
the
very
generous
scholarship
 donors
and
congratulations
to
all
the
scholarship
 recipients.

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Formula SAE Collaboration 
 


Formula
Hybrid
at
SJSU
 A
new
division
has
joined
the
SAE
International
 SJSU
chapter.


Say
hello
to
Formula‐Hybrid,
the
 green
side
of
SAE’s
popular
Collegiate
Design
 Series.

The
purpose
of
the
competition
is
to
 introduce
motivated
students
to
the
complexities
 of
building
a
hybrid
vehicle,
with
emphasis
given
 to
innovation
in
drivetrain
systems.

Teams
 design
and
build
their
vehicles
for
competition
 each
May
at
the
Thayer
School
of
Engineering
at
 Dartmouth.




Left
­
The
UC
 Davis
and
San
 Jose
State
 University
 Formula
SAE
 racecars
being
 displayed
on
the
 9th
St.
plaza.



For
more
info
please
visit:

www.formula­hybrid.org


The
UC
Davis
Formula
SAE
team
hosted
a
cam
design
 presentation
and
invited
our
SAE
International
student
 chapter
to
check
it
out.

Before
the
presentation
and
after
the
 delicious
BBQ,
their
team
gave
us
a
tour
of
the
engineering
 department.
As
an
afternoon
dessert
they
showed
us
their
 2008
FSAE
racecar,
Raging
Cow
1.




 The
following
week,
we
hosted
an
intake
and
exhaust
design
 presentation
by
Larry
Rinek
and
invited
the
SAE
International
 student
chapters
from
UC
Berkeley,
UC
Davis,
and
Sacramento
 State
University.

Mr.
Rinek
is
a
Senior
Consultant
with
special
 focus
on
the
OE
automotive
industries
(light,
medium,
and
 heavy
vehicles).

During
the
presentation
he
spoke
about
ways
 to
increase
airflow
and
gain
horsepower.

He
even
played
a
 few
engine
sound
clips
from
post
World
War
2
era
aircrafts.


 
 Left­
Randy
Floresca,
 SAEI
student
chapter
 president,
presents
a
 Certificate
of
 Appreciation
to
Mr.
 Rinek.




Right­
Ammar
Khan
 and
Ken
Lau,
FSAE
 team
members,
 speak
to
Mr.
Rinek
 about
the
design
of
 our
exhaust
system.


 



 The
Team
 The
SJSU
Formula‐Hybrid
team
will
be
spending
 the
summer
designing
the
vehicle.


Once
building
 begins
in
the
fall,
it
will
be
game
on
until
the
 annual
formula‐hybrid
competition
kicks
off
in
 May
of
2010.

Although
winning
is
important
in
 such
a
competition,
our
primary
goal
will
be
to
 advance
the
technology
of
hybrid
drivetrain
 systems.

We
hope
to
do
this
by
researching
 theory
and
utilizing
innovative
design.

If
you
are
 interested
in
joining
the
team,
contact:
 
 Joshua
Hogan,
Formula‐Hybrid
Team
Captain
SJSU
 josh.s.hogan@gmail.com
 (408)
807‐4272


Right­
Marty
 Johnson,
from
UC
 Davis
training
for
 the
2010
FSAE
 West
competition.



Left­
Jeff
Yan,
 Suspension
Team
 member
tries
out
 the
3D
simulator
 at
Club
Auto
Sport.


4



The Unveiling at Club Auto Sport 


and
talk
to
team
members
about
the
design
 process
and
the
engineering
that
went
into
 the
vehicle.
All
of
these
sponsors
have
 donated
parts,
labor,
or
funding,
and
this
 was
the
first
time
they
could
see
what
they
 were
contributing
to.
Everybody
was
 impressed
at
how
all
the
little
pieces
had
 finally
come
together
to
form
a
vehicle.
Even


“Everybody
was
impressed”

 As
a
first
year
team,
almost
every
endeavor
is
 a
new
experience.
As
much
as
we
hate
to
say
 it,
many
times
we
have
no
idea
what
to
 expect‐‐hope
for
the
best
and
prepare
for
the
 worst.
The
team
had
always
wanted
a
party
 to
thank
and
officially
unveil
our
#18
car
to
 sponsors,
SJSU
faculty,
friends
and
family,
but
 we
were
not
too
sure
how
all
the
logistics
 would
work.
On
campus
or
off
campus?
Low
 key
or
huge
extravaganza?
Saltines
or
wheat
 thins?
When
Club
Auto
Sport
(CAS)
 volunteered
their
facilities
for
us
to
use,
the
 party
started
to
take
shape,
and
the
 experienced
staff
at
CAS
knew
just
what
this
 rookie
team
needed
for
a
spectacular
 evening.
 Spartan
Racing
displayed
its
Formula
SAE
 West
entry
at
CAS
on
April
2.
Many
local
 sponsors
were
on
hand
to
witness
the
events


friendly
competitors
from
the
UC
Davis
 Formula
SAE
team
stopped
by
to
 congratulate
us
on
our
first
entry.
Their
team
 members
have
provided
us
with
plenty
 tidbits
of
useful
knowledge.
 Ruben
Delgadillo,
the
Formula
SAE
team
 captain,
explained
all
the
details
to
those
 gathered
and
helped
everyone
understand
a
 little
more
about
the
car.
After
the
speeches,
 there
were
many
more
questions
as
guests
 got
a
closer
look
at
the
vehicle.
Team
 members
were
commended
on
the
level
of
 detail
the
car
exhibited,
especially
the
welds
 on
the
chassis.
 Unveiling
parties
do
not
come
together
on
 their
own,
and
this
one
required
 coordination
between
the
Spartan
Racing


Cont.
page
6


5



The Unveiling


 Upcoming Events

team
and
Diana
and
Mona
from
CAS.
Fortunately
for
us,
Diana
 and
Mona
coordinate
so
many
parties
at
their
facilities
that
they
 had
answers
to
our
questions
before
we
had
even
thought
of
 them.
CAS
did
not
disappoint,
providing
an
array
of
exotic
cars
to
 surround
our
formula
car,
including
a
Mercedes
Gull
Wing
as
 well
as
two
Mazda‐Lola
Le
Mans
racecars.
Huge
thanks
to
John
 Davis
and
Ralph
Borelli
for
hosting
us.
 Students
worked
around
the
clock
to
make
the
#18
car
 presentable.
The
team
spent
countless
hours
on
the
fiberglass
 body
and
air
ducting,
completing
them
well
ahead
of
schedule.
 The
CBR
motorcycle
wiring
harness
proved
to
be
a
bit
of
a
 nightmare,
but
the
Powertrain
team
straightened
everything
out
 and
organized
the
wires
to
look
professional.
In
short,
the
entire
 team
came
together
to
help
each
other
out,
with
many
members
 stepping
out
of
their
comfort
zones
in
the
spirit
of
completing
 tasks.


May
2,
2009
9am‐4pm
 Engineering
Room
285
 GD&T
Workshop
 Email:rubendelgadillo@gmail.com
 
 May
4,
2009

 Formula
SAE
 Cost
Report
Due
 
 May
7­10,
2009

 Washougal,
Washington
 Baja
Competition
 
 May
8,
2009
9am‐2pm
 College
of
Engineering,
SJSU
 Senior
Design
Presentations
 
 May
15­17,
2009

 Monterey
Laguna
Seca
 Volunteering
for
the
Festival
of
Speed
 
 May
17,
2009

 De
Anza
 Dual
at
De
Anza
 


If
the
success
of
the
unveiling
party
is
any
indication,
Spartan
 Racing
has
a
lot
to
look
forward
to
in
the
next
few
months.
With
 competition
less
than
two
months
away,
there
is
plenty
of
work
 to
complete
before
heading
down
to
Fontana.
This
rookie
team
 has
never
shied
away
from
hard
work,
and
we
eagerly
anticipate
 plenty
of
new
experiences
in
the
next
month.


June
17,
2009

 Fontana,
CA
 Formula
SAE
West
 


The SAE International SJSU Student Chapter 2009 Spartan Racing Division


 BAJA

SAE

FORMULA SAE

Newsletter Staff: Editor/Writer: Randy Floresca Assistant Editor/Writer: Ken Lau Contributors: Josh Hogan

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Thank You to our Sponsors

Gold Sponsors 


Silver Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors


Bronze Sponsors


haven

www.spartanracing.net

SR SPARTAN

gp BIKE PARTS

RACING

At San Jose State University

Randy
Floresca
 President
 (510)
206
­
3229
 randyfloresca@gmail.com
 


Baja
SAE
Captain
‐
Darren
Schwald
–
darrenschwald@gmail.com
 Formula
Hybrid
Captain
–
Josh
Hogan
‐
josh.s.hogan@gmail.com
 Formula
SAE
Captain
‐
Ruben
Delgadillo
‐
rubendelgadillo@gmail.com


7


2009_05  

Left
–
Joey
 Penniman,
FSAE
 Chief
Engineer
and
 driver,
prepares
to
 test
SR1
for
the
first
 time.
 For
the
most
up
to
date
information
ple...

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