Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Preparing For My Future

The Moobots Challenge has pushed our team’s current knowledge to the limits and forced us to expand our (lunar) horizon.

Recently I was given the opportunity and privilege to visit a well-known and respected engineering school, Milwaukee School of Engineering. While my dad was working, the college students offered me a tour of the campus. My tour at Milwaukee School of Engineering allowed me to see science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) put to use. I was inspired by the student’s enthusiasm and aspirations while working on their “The SuperMileage Vehicle “(SMV) competition that is sponsored by Society of Automotive Engineers. The team was working on a vehicle to get the best miles per gallon at the same time meeting all the safety requirements. Their goal is to build a fuel-efficient car to get over 1,000 miles to the gallon. They also showed me SolidWorks 3D software program that helps them design the car. Given the chance to work with STEM and industry in research/development of new technologies is thrilling and valuable.

The link below is a link to learn more about their SMV.

The MSOE college students were positive role models for me. It was obvious it is a great engineering school and they all have a bright future ahead of them. The school has tough standards yet the students were passionate to participate in their chosen engineering field. This was a great learning experience that I wouldn’t have had without the Moonbot Challenge and I certainly never would have experienced in a textbook. Thank you MSOE and Moonbots!


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