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University of Southern California - 2016

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Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

USC Formula SAE
We are the University of Southern California chapter of Formula SAE (FSAE). We are an entirely student-run organization that designs, constructs, tests, and races high performance autocross racecars. Every year we compete against universities from across the globe in an ultimate test of our car’s abilities. Winning teams combine cutting-edge research and analysis with skilled hands-on manufacturing. Teams must also be highly organized and present a business case for their car to a panel of industry judges. By taking students out of the classroom and allowing them to apply textbook theories to real-world problems, Formula SAE produces some of the most talented and highly desired graduates in the country.

Steel Bridge Competition

Concrete Canoe

Underwater Robotics Competition

Design,Build and Fly Competition, and Autonomous Helicopter competitions

USC Hyperloop team
USC Hyperloop was founded in 2015 with the main focus to build a Hyperloop Pod to win the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition. The long term vision is to allow youthful, energetic engineers the opportunity to contribute to the advancement of knowledge for the design of a high-speed transportation system capable of speeds up to 900km/h for California, the United States, and the rest of the world.

USC Recumbent Vehicle Design Team
The USC Recumbent Vehicle Design Team (RVDT) is focused on producing vehicles for the ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. The goal of this challenge is to provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate the application of sound engineering design principles in the development of sustainable and practical transportation alternatives. The team travels every year to the annual competition to compete against universities from across the country.

USC AeroDesign Team
Design, Build and Fly (DBF) remote controlled aircraft for an annual competition hosted by the AIAA. See and for more information on the team and the competition.

No central contact for student design projects. Contact each major department for specific information.