Abstract Title

Society of Women Engineers Team Ocelot: NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

Faculty Mentor Name

Brenda Haven

Format Preference

Poster Presentation and Demonstration

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to give students an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on engineering experience. The students participating in this project are designing and building a human-powered vehicle, similar to those in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, to be used as an outreach tool by the university and the Society of Women Engineers. The vehicle will be used at outreach events to allow people to experience an interactive example of the work that students do at Embry-Riddle, it will also garner interest in STEM careers from school aged children by giving them a hands on experience. The skills gained during this difficult engineering project will be applicable to other engineering courses, especially senior capstone projects. Students working on the project gain experience in design, fabrication, leadership, and teamwork. This project gives student the unique experience of working on a full-scale engineering project as early as their freshman year.

Poster Presentation and Demonstration

EAGLE PRIZE AWARD

Location

AC1-ATRIUM

Start Date

4-8-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

4-8-2016 3:00 PM

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Society of Women Engineers Team Ocelot: NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge

AC1-ATRIUM

The purpose of this project is to give students an opportunity to gain valuable hands-on engineering experience. The students participating in this project are designing and building a human-powered vehicle, similar to those in the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, to be used as an outreach tool by the university and the Society of Women Engineers. The vehicle will be used at outreach events to allow people to experience an interactive example of the work that students do at Embry-Riddle, it will also garner interest in STEM careers from school aged children by giving them a hands on experience. The skills gained during this difficult engineering project will be applicable to other engineering courses, especially senior capstone projects. Students working on the project gain experience in design, fabrication, leadership, and teamwork. This project gives student the unique experience of working on a full-scale engineering project as early as their freshman year.

Poster Presentation and Demonstration

EAGLE PRIZE AWARD