Event: MECH 223 Design Competition
Date/Time: Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012
1 – 2 p.m. Exhibit of student-designed vehicles
2 – 5 p.m. Competition: energy-relay race
Location: Room 1180, Kaiser Bldg, 2332 Main Mall
For a map and closest parking, visit http://maps.ubc.ca?313
UBC Mechanical Engineering students will be showcasing their vehicle design and manufacturing talents in an energy-relay race. The 130 second-year students, divided into 20 teams, were given only three weeks to come up with four prototypes using different energy sources such as solar, battery or wind power.
Following an open-house showcase of the different designs, the teams will face off in four rounds of competition. Each team runs its four vehicles in a relay along the 12-metre long track. The winning team must complete all 4 legs of the relay in the shortest time.
In April, the top three finishers will be able to take part in an international student competition sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineer in Ellensburg, WA.
“This project challenges students to apply creativity, engineering insight, and practical skill to tackle very complex problems,” says course coordinator, Peter Ostafichuk.
The event is open to the public.
NB: Space is limited. Please contact Jennifer Pelletier to attend the competition, 604.827.4090, firstname.lastname@example.org.