Student Projects

<b>Human Powered Submarine, 2006 Competition, Escondido, CA</b>


Human Powered Submarine, Escondido, CA, 2006

If these students were told when they entered CEAS that they would design, build, and race a human powered submarine, they would have most likely laughed at the idea. But, they have done just that.

Read Kevin Senn’s student profile in which he discusses his work on the sub.

<b>The PantherROV II, 2006 Competition, Houston, TX</b>

In June 2006 UWM competed for the second time in the International ROV Competition at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Lab in Houston, TX.

ROVs are unmanned vehicles that are remotely-controlled via a tether to the surface. They have been used to explore the Titanic, locate and recover the “black boxes” of downed aircraft, and are routinely used in the offshore oil industry to inspect and repair underwater platform pipes.

The Marine Advanced Technology Education Center (MATE) sponsors the competition in which college and high school students design and build ROVs.

UWM’s team, who is supported by the Great Lakes Water Institute, placed 8th out of 15 teams. The team who competed in Houston consisted of: Greg Oswald, Andy Schneider, Korey Verheim, Don Murray, Chris Brenny, and Josh Zagorski.

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The Panther ROV II, 2006, Houston, TX
<b>Boeing Flight Competition, Pittsburgh, PA</b>

For the first time in the ten year history of the Boeing Flight competition, one school swept first, second, and third place. The students from the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), UW-Milwaukee Chapter, after placing second in 2004 and 2005, returned victorious after three of their teams flew further than any other school in the Boeing Flight Competition at the NSBE National Convention in Pittsburgh, PA, April 1, 2006.

The NSBE-Milwaukee teams consisted of Jared Outlaw, Shawn James, Tristan Hickman, Brittney Martin, Charlene Bingham, Jeremy Mosley, Nadiyah Groves, Olaleye Amoo, Telashay Swope, and Dr. Ester Johnson.

This technical competition is sponsored by the Boeing Company for NSBE undergraduate student members, in which contestants design gliders made of balsa wood. The entries are judged on longest distance flown, best team participation and best design. Nearly 20 schools participated in the competition.

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Boeing Flight Competition, Pittsburgh, PA
<b>Baja Race Car</b>


Baja Race Car

 SAE Baja Team at the Midwest Baja SAE International Competition, May 2006 in Elkhorn, Wisconsin

Members of the UWM chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) are currently preparing for the West Baja SAE International Competition in Rapid City, SD. The competition will be hosted by the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in May 2007. The team will race the baja car that they designed and built themselves. They have a goal of placing better than 20th out of 100 competing teams.

This won’t be the first time the baja team will compete. Most recently they placed 7th out of 22 at the MTU Winter Baja in February 2007, hosted by Michigan Technological University. They also competed twice in 2006.

For more information contact:
Cody Kreuger, President UWM Chapter of SAE