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Southern Illinois University Carbondale - 2017

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Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

Design projects are part of the curriculum in all four engineering disciplines. In addition, ASME student chapter members design and build the SAE Formula race car. This group participates in a collegiate vehicle design competition every spring at the Pontiac Silverdome near Detroit, Michigan. Another group of students in Mechanical Engineering design and build a Moon Buggy. This group also participates in collegiate competitions. The members of the ASCE Student Chapter design and build a Concrete Canoe and a Steel Bridge every spring. These students compete both in academics, by presenting the design of their canoe and bridge, and in a head-to-head race held every spring.
Students from all disciplines can also participate in the Hovercraft Club or the Robotics Club, which also compete at various exhibitions and contests.