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Meet Clarkson

Anne Hawn

Snowmobile Country

This is snowmobile country. But this is also Clarkson University. So why shouldn’t the snowmobile have very low or even zero emissions? Why shouldn’t it run on sustainable fuels or even electricity? Why shouldn’t that snowmobile be designed, fabricated, and tested by a team of Clarkson students, with the support of engineering faculty and industry sponsors? We call these SPEED teams: Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design. And why shouldn’t a SPEED student captain like Anne Hawn lead her team to first place in the national Clean Snowmobile Challenge? “We worked hard and we worked together,” Anne says. No more questions.