20 Apr FSAE Leaders Dominate 2013 Mechatronics Competition
|The beautifully crafted cover of one of the winning robots.|
You may have heard about how busy the junior year is for M.E. students at the U. If you are still finishing your lower division classes you probably take an extra summer class or two just to to lighten the load when it comes. Or maybe you just thought to yourself, “Hey, the whole curriculum is busy, it can’t be that bad….”
Well… unfortunately, it is! Junior year is easily the crux of the Mechanical Engineering program, and what better way to wrap up the year with a triumphant victory in the Mechatronics competition. Pouring countless hours and sleepless nights into a project that has minimal overlap with traditional M.E. applications like Formula SAE might not sound like much of a party, but some of us students have the attitude that if you’re going to do something you give it you’re all. Brad Apgood, Cameron Blaylock, Gabe Gray, Aaron Jorgenson and Brett Sampson helped lead an alliance to an impressive victory during last Tuesday’s design competition. These exceptional students are giving a good indication of the quality of leadership, intelligence and technical ability that will help to continue the progress of the FSAE program here at the U. Now if we can just get finals over with so we can help finish the car!