Competition Results

posted Apr 6, 2014, 1:26 PM by AMAT Captain   [ updated Apr 6, 2014, 1:26 PM ]

AMAT recently returned to Davis triumphantly from the SAE Aero Design West competition in Fort Worth, TX.    

First in Design Report (48.0833/50)    
4th in Presentation (46.4333/50)    
1st Overall in the Advanced Class    
Best Crash for the combination of two spectacular, aircraft shattering crashes.

First General Meeting

posted Oct 5, 2013, 11:35 AM by Raul Moya   [ updated Oct 8, 2013, 9:18 AM by Louis Edelman ]

The UC Davis AMAT is having its first general meeting of the academic year this Tuesday, October 8 from 6-8 PM in Kemper Hall 1131.  

This meeting will introduce new members to the team, as well as brief current members on the new team structure, goals, and expectations.  
There will also be further updates on design teams and meetings for this quarter.  

If you know anyone who would be interested in what we do, feel free to bring them along!  

First General Meeting  
October 8, 2013  
1131 Kemper Hall  

Final Summer Design Meeting

posted Sep 12, 2013, 9:35 PM by Raul Moya   [ updated Sep 12, 2013, 9:40 PM ]

The Final Google Hangout for the summer will occur on Wednesday September 18, 2013 at 6:00 PM PST

General napkin sketching will be completed, and team leads will be announced.  
Updates for fall quarter and recruiting will also be given.


posted Aug 9, 2013, 4:50 PM by Louis Edelman

The 2014 Rules have been released and can be found at  

Post Competition Build Meeting

posted May 13, 2013, 3:11 PM by Amat Captains   [ updated May 13, 2013, 3:12 PM ]

We are hoping to fly Zephyrus again  here in Davis so we can practice dropping our payload for next year's competition.    

Build Meetings will be held:    

Thursday's 1-4pm    
Saturday's 11-2pm


posted Apr 21, 2013, 7:46 PM by Louis Edelman

AMAT came out of a sleepless weekend of competition at SAE Aero Design West with success in the Advanced Class.

1st in Design
2nd in Presentation
2nd Overall

Congratulations to our captains for putting together a winning report and presentation and to the entire team for bringing our aircraft together.

CAD/Design Meeting Thursday 1/31/13

posted Jan 30, 2013, 2:43 PM by Louis Edelman

    We will be having a CAD/design meeting on Thursday from 2:00-4:00pm in the AMAT room (Bainer 1334).

    For all members planning to work on design and CAD, it is imperative that you attend this meeting.  If you have chosen to work on a component of the aircraft, you are expected to showcase a preliminary design through either a CAD rendering software or physical drawings.  If you do not plan on committing to the full design of your component, please let us know so that we may find someone else to help you with or take over your design. The deadlines for each component are serious to the completion of our project, and many deadlines are approaching in the coming weeks.

First CAD/Design Meeting 6pm Wednesday

posted Jan 22, 2013, 1:40 PM by Louis Edelman

    The first CAD/Design meeting will be held Wednesday January 23, 2013 at 6pm in the AMAT room (1334 Bainer).  All team members who are interested in contributing to be design are encouraged to attend.  We will discuss the design of several components and begin the process of producing a CAD model to use in our report.

Winter Quarter Schedule

posted Jan 13, 2013, 8:20 PM by Louis Edelman   [ updated Jan 16, 2013, 2:36 PM ]

The quarter has begun and AMAT is ready for full-gear status!  

Build Meetings will be held twice a week during winter quarter in the Student Projects Area of the Engineering Fabrication Lab (1220 Bainer):  
  • Friday, 1:00pm to 5:00pm;    
  • Saturday, 10:00am to 1:00pm;  
CAD and Design Meetings will take place weekly as needed and will be located in the AMAT room (1334 Bainer):  
  • Thursday 2:00pm to 4:00pm; 
  • First Meeting (1/17/13) will be held in 2033 Bainer Hall;  
All team member are encouraged to attend  and actively participate in as many meetings as possible regardless of experience level.

Weekly Build Meetings Thursday 1-4pm in Bainer 1230

posted Nov 9, 2012, 5:19 PM by Louis Edelman

Weekly build meetings will be held every Thursday 1-4pm in the student projects section of the Engineering Fabrication Lab.  Attendance is not mandatory, but build meetings are where you will benefit most from being an AMAT member by getting hands on experience working with materials and troubleshooting.  All members are welcome but you must have completed the safety training first.   If you would like to participate the build meetings but have not finished this training, please contact the captains at  
We will be teaching new members, prototyping, and perfecting manufacturing techniques during Fall Quarter.
We hope to see you all there!

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