ENGINEERING WEEK 2014
Engineering week 2014 was OFF THE CHAINS! If I was to compare USU's College of Engineering to an NBA legend I would choose John Stockton because it will BLOW YOUR MIND with it's shear awesomeness! Check out all of this incredible stuff that we showcased for Engineering Week:
Dick Rutan - The FIRST MAN TO FLY AROUND THE WORLD nonstop without refueling. Yes - it took him 9 days to fly around the world, yes - he flew himself into Logan Regional Airport to speak at USU, yes - I got to be his chauffeur for the day, yes - this dude is an aviation legend and a total stud!
Spider Silk Goats - USU Biological Engineers have successfully genetically modified goats so that they can extract spiders silk from their milk. Don't ask me how it works (I'm no biological engineer) - but somehow they get spider silk out of those cute little goats. Spider silk is stronger than kevlar, stretchier than nylon, and friendly to the environment. YES - WE'RE DOING SOME PRETTY COOL STUFF UP HERE!
Suction Climbers - Check this out. Aggie Mechanical Engineers invented a device that allows a climber to scale a wall via vacuum suction. This was a Senior Design Project that took FIRST PLACE at the AIR FORCE DESIGN CHALLENGE.
A few of the other features of Engineering Week included:
- NO RULES PINEWOOD DERBY - the winner crossed the finish line in less than 1.5 seconds (they had an RC airplane propeller strapped to the car)
- EROSION TABLE - this was basically a giant sandbox where you could build dams and watch water come and destroy it
- AGGIE BAJA DUNE BUGGIES
- AGGIE ICE CREAM (a must for any real USU event)
- MUCH MUCH MORE!
Check out these bonus pics:
C'MON - YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO BECOME AN AGGIE ENGINEER!