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The Ohio State University - 2016

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Student Design Projects Description

AERIAL ROBOTICS TEAM
The goal of this project is to construct an unmanned autonomous vehicle that will compete in the International Aerial Robotics Competition. The vehicle will compete based on its ability to sense the semi-structured environment of the competition arena.

BAJA BUCKEYES TEAM
The purpose of the team is to design, construct, test, and race a prototype four wheeled, single seat, off-road vehicle powered by a Briggs & Stratton 10-hp engine. The project provides hands on experience in areas such as computer-aided design and manufacturing, finite element modeling and analysis, welding, machining, human resource management, and fiscal management.

BIG BEAM TEAM
Students design, construct and test a prestressed concrete beam. The competition is organized by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute.

BIOMOLECULAR STUDENT DESIGN TEAM
Students on this team design and fabricate 3 dimensional nano structures using predictable binding properties of DNA to fabricate structures entirely out of DNA. The team competes every year at the WYSS Institute of Harvard University.

BUCKEYE BULLET TEAM
The Buckeye Bullet is a student organization with the purpose of designing the world's first hydrogen fuel cell powered land speed racing vehicle.

BUCKEYE CURRENT ELECTRIC MOTORCYCLE TEAM
Provides students experience with electric vehicles and to construct a fully operable electric motorcycle to compete in all electric motorcycle races on both the national and international level.

BUCKEYE HACKERS
The purpose of Buckeye Hackers is to promote hacker culture among students and the university community, represent Ohio State at hackathon events worldwide, and host the flagship hackathons at Ohio State.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CAR TEAM
Students work to design a small chemically powered and controlled car to compete in national and regional competitions. The current car utilizes aluminum-air fuel cells for power and a sulfuric acid and calcium carbonate based reaction for a timing mechanism.

CONCRETE CANOE TEAM
Students in this competition must design and build a working canoe entirely from concrete; then race the canoe against other universities in regional and national competition. The final product is a culmination of student ideas, workmanship, and applied consultation with working professionals in all areas of engineering.

DESIGN/BUILD/FLY
Design/Build/Fly is a group of engineering graduate and undergraduate students who are participating in the annual AIAA Design/Build/Fly competition. the competition consists of a design report, construction of the designed aircraft, and a fly-off at the competition in April.

ECOCAR CHALLENGE TEAM
The competition is modeled after the General Motors Global Vehicle Development Process, and will closely follow current real-world automotive design and engineering practices. It will challenge engineering students from universities throughout North America to re-engineer a crossover vehicle to achieve better fuel economy and lower emissions.

ENGINEERS FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE
Engineers for Commity Service are active on campus, locally, and internationally. On campus, the team built a Block-O shaped steam vent cover to replace an existing one. Locally, the team built two wheelchair ramps in the Columbus area, while internationally they traveled to two communities in Honduras and installed a new water filter to reduce arsenic in water, installed a new pump to increase water distribution, repaired a tilapia pond, and began work required to reinstate a biodigester.

ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS
The mission of Engineers Without Borders is to partner with disadvantaged communities to improve their quality of life through implementation of environmentally and economically sustainable engineering projects, while developing internationally responsible engineering students.

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING DESIGN TEAM
Student team members use their engineering skills to design and build an innovative treatment operation to solve an emerging environmental problem.

FIRST ROBOTICS TEAM
The First competition is between teams composed of high school students, corporate sponsors, and universities. The purpose of the competition is to design and build a remote controlled robot. The tasks assigned the robot change every year. Currently, OSU sponsors three high school teams.

FORMULA BUCKEYES TEAM
The Formula SAE competition consists of students designing, fabricating, testing, and driving formula- style race car. Powered by a 600cc Honda CBR motorcycle engine, these vehicles compete in acceleration, cornering, auto cross, and endurance events. Additionally, teams must submit cost reports, design reports, and make an oral presentation. The combined score from all events determines the overall winner.

MOONBUGGY TEAM
Students are required to design a human powdered Moonbuggy that carries two students, one female and one male, over a .7 mile simulated lunar terrain course. The team does not have a size limit, but NASA only permits six participants to work on the buggy at the competition including the riders.

THE OHIO STATE ENGINEER MAGAZINE
A student published magazine run by and published for engineering students. The magazine is published three times a year and is sent to all undergraduate engineering and architecture students, as well as to the engineering faculty and staff.

THE OHIO STATE FLIGHT TEAM
The Ohio State Flight Team is a student competition team made up of some of the best collegiate aviators here at Ohio State. As a member of the flight team, students are able to sharpen their aviation skills and develop relationships with their peers and members of the aviation industry. The team competes in The National Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIFA) which hosts Regional and National Safety and Flight Evaluation Conferences (SAFECON).

QUARTER SCALE TRACTOR STUDENT DESIGN TEAM
The goal of this project is to develop a machine which is compact in size, relatively inexpensive, and can harness the power of a specific supplied engine to develop maximum pulling performance for short periods of time. Students have the opportunity to apply the knowledge learned from their coursework to a real world engineering design project.

ROCKETRY CLUB
The team is designed to provide students from multiple disciplines with the opportunity to design and construct competitive high-powered rocket structures and launch them.

SAE SUPERMILEAGE TEAM
The purpose of the team is to development and construction a single-person, fuel-efficient vehicle. Vehicles are powered by a small four-cycle engine. The vehicles will run a specified course with the vehicle obtaining the highest combined kilometers per liter (miles per gallon) rating plus design segment points winning the event.

SOLAR EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Dedicated to spreading the knowledge of solar power to all who are interested. Through outreach projects, the group plans to use solar energy to build relationships with and help others make use of the sun's power.

STEEL BRIDGE TEAM
The steel bridge competition allows students to use their engineering skills to design and construct a steel bridge using their knowledge of structural design and mechanics of materials. Students must load the bridge to its ultimate limit, with the most elegant and sturdy design winning.

TIMBER BRIDGE TEAM
The Timber Bridge competition allows students to explore the complexities of bridge construction with a non-isotropic building material: wood. Students must construct the bridge, load it, and then send their designs in for evaluation.

UNDERWATER ROBOTICS TEAM
The purpose of the team is to build an underwater robot based on given design criteria.