K-State Engineering Students Show Off Semester Projects

By: Monty Thompson
By: Monty Thompson

MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Students in K-State’s Intro to Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering class put a semester of hard work on display this afternoon.

The second Cordless Drill Games took place throughout the day at Rathbone Hall in Kansas State’s engineering complex.

The games showcase vehicles built by teams of students in Mechanical Engineering 101.

The competition features 35 teams made up of 250 freshmen. The teams show off vehicles they have designed and built that are powered by cordless drills.

"We approach it in a very designed format," said Assistant Professor Greg Spaulding. "We look at the design process, and so we start with it with an objective and then we look at doing concepts; what kind of ideas are viable and what are not viable. We then analyze those, we start fabricating those and testing."

The project requires the vehicles to be driven or ridden by a team member. Following the parade the vehicles were put on display allowing teams to answer questions.

Students will participate in more events in the games over the next few days.

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