During the four year history of the Penn State University Berks Campus, the SAE team has had a lot of publicity. Students have conducted television interviews for Comcast as part of a segment labeled Comcast Tonight, and been interviewed by Channel 69 News. There have also been articles written by the local newspaper, The Reading Eagle, Penn State's Blue & White publication has featured articles, SAE Lehigh Valley Section has mentioned Penn State Berks success from their first year, SAE World Congress has asked our faculty advisor to present and publish a paper on her contributions to SAE, and Penn State Berks has made mention of the club in all of their Engineering phamphlets given to prospective students.
The first year of competition for Penn State Berks proved to be very successful. The team's goals were achieved and the car's potential was exploited in certain events at the competition. The main goal for the first year's car was to finish and complete all static events. Going into the competition, the focus of the car was reliability and driver comfort. We were banking on a strong performance in the capstone four hour endurance race. The team succeeded and finished twelfth out of 116 cars. The twelfth place finish bumped up the team's overall standings to 37th.