The Posters for the Mechanical and Aerospace Senior Project that will be on display at the 2012 Fall Design Review can be downloaded at the link: MAE Posters for the 2012 Fall Design Review (73MB).
Links to student design projects
Please save the date of Friday, December 7, 2012 to join us at the 2012 UCI Fall Design Review and Alumni BBQ. This year includes the hovercraft competition in which hovercrafts designed and constructed our freshman project class will race to determine the best performing system.
This flyer has been updated to include the location, which is the Engineering Gateway Plaza and the involvement of the Material Science Engineering majors as well.
The hybrid race team from California State Polytechnic University Pomona will compete at the 2012 Energy Invitational on May 20th at Adams Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA.
High school race teams at Tustin High School and Pacifica High School have completed vehicles that they will enter in the 2012 Energy Invitational at Adams Motorsports Park. These vehicles were presented and reviewed at the 2012 Youth Expo at the Orange County Fairgrounds on April 13. As a result of their quality work these teams have been invited to join this years Energy Invitational.
CSULA will bring their FSAE race car to the May 20, 2012 Energy Invitational at the Adam’s Motorsports Park in Riverside, CA. For more information…
Here is a photograph of the CSULA race team.
UC Davis will travel south to join in the May 20, 2012 Energy Invitational. Their hybrid race car was designed to compete at the FSAE Hybrid competition in New Hampshire.
Here is a photograph of the UC Davis race team.
400 seniors in majors across UCI’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering presented posters describing over 70 senior projects. Over 140 volunteers from Engineering student clubs set-up, cooked, served, and cleaned-up the BBQ in UCI’s Engineering Plaza.
Mentor program for collegiate competition projects
SAE is a leader in demonstrating the importance of major engineering competition projects to engineering education. Colleges around the world have adopted this model and included FSAE and similar competitions as part of their educational program. Despite budget limitations, universities are increasingly moving to major competition projects to develop and demonstrate the engineering skills of their students.
The excitement of building and testing remote controlled airplanes, autonomous underwater vehicles, Mini-Baja and FSAE racecars and other projects attracts students and provides them meaningful experience in team engineering, as well as the opportunity to prove their skills to potential employers. Industrial mentors are needed to team with the faculty advisors in order to ensure the student engineers get the most of these experiences.