Event: Mechanical engineering student teams put their hovercraft projects to the test in fast-paced competition
Date/ Time: Wed. April 17, 2013 — 11 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Robson Square Plaza, 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7
A head-to-head hovercraft design competition is taking place between 20 teams of second-year UBC Mechanical Engineering students. The teams have spent the past two weeks designing, building, and testing their own hovercraft vehicles.
The briefcase-sized vehicles are remotely controlled and are designed to be fast, nimble, and able to transport cargo. Following a display of the different designs, the teams will take part in five rounds of fast-paced competition testing speed, carrying capacity, and manoeuvrability.
The vehicles will be on display from 11 am – 12 pm, and then compete until about 3:30 pm.
“This project challenges teams to work together in limited time to develop innovative solutions to real-world problems,” says course coordinator, Peter Ostafichuk.
The event is open to the public.
Media, please contact Wendy McHardy at 604.827.4762, firstname.lastname@example.org