CMU engineering group to host cardboard sled competition Saturday

Engineering students at Central Michigan have found a way to utilize the mounds of snow on campus.

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is hosting the first Schleddentag Cardboard Sled Race on Saturday from 1 to 4 p.m. at the CMU Soccer Complex.

For the event, teams have created their own sleds out of cardboard and duct tape, and will have them ready for display and competition. Costumes and team themes are encouraged, but are not required.

There is a $15 entry fee per team, which includes cardboard and one roll of duct tape. There is no limit on team size, however, one to six team members are recommended due to material limitations.

Prizes will be rewarded for the fastest sled and for best sled in show.

For further information, contact the Society of Manufacturing Engineers by emailing


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