Students mobilize resources to finance new vehicle 

Magnifying glass

On May 21 a new Ford 150 pickup truck was delivered to the students of the Concordia Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) in the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science. The Concordia SAE chapter allows engineering and computer science students to participate in four annual collegiate design competitions: Mini Baja, Formula SAE, Super Mileage, and Aero Design.

This year, six teams of students worked furiously to design, build, and test the performance of a real vehicle in a competitive environment. Concordia’s chapter of the SAE enters its 20th year with close to 100 registered members.

Unfortunately, after 17 years, the award-winning natural gas truck they relied on to take them to competitions gave up. The Engineering and Computer Science Office of Advancement undertook a campaign to replace it. This brand new truck was acquired through the generous donations of the Engineering Student Association (ECA), Mechtronix World Corp, the Faculty and other generous SAE alumni and friends.

Present at the new truck inauguration were President Judith Woodsworth, Dean Robin Drew, Associate Dean Special Projects Terry Fancott, Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering Martin Pugh, Vice-President Mechtronix World Corp Jo Frazao, President of the ECA Alex Brovkin, President of the Concordia SAE Claudio Mucciacciaro, and many ECA and SAE students.


Concordia University