The Global Formula Racing (GFR) team proved their engineering prowess once again. A partnership between Oregon State University and the DHBW-Ravensburg in Germany, the GFR team was crowned the combustion champions of Formula Student Germany at the Hockenheimring this last weekend. Roughly 4,000 people turned out to watch the endurance race, with another 15,000 watching the online video feed in real time.
In short, GFR dominated in what is considered the most competitive formula student event in Europe. This is on top of the team’s unprecedented, three-time national championship win. Go Beaver Engineering! More…
The walking, running, and jumping bipedal robot, ATRIAS, is becoming more mobile by the minute and has made its way to the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London. Developed by researchers at the College of Engineering, ATRIAS has been hanging out in London with the feathered friends that inspired its design: guinea fowl, emus, and more. Similar to a bird, the robot could not be contained to the indoors and explored the English countryside. Read more about ATRIAS’s adventures in London here.
Last week, a crowd of 65 high school students gathered at Oregon State University to participate in the Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth (SESEY) program, ending Friday with a poster exhibition of their work. Many participants were young women and underrepresented students who were given an opportunity to discover and embrace science and engineering as a viable career path. By working with undergraduate and graduate students at Oregon State, SESEY students explored real-life research and gained hands-on experience. Continue reading →
The Drive to Win Solar Vehicle Team Pulls Together for a First Place Victory
The Solar Vehicle Team at Oregon State has just returned from Texas with a victory in the 2013 Formula Sun Grand Prix, but it has been a long road of effort and endurance to capture this 193 lap win.
Founded in 2005 by Kat Han and Hai-Yue Han, the Solar Vehicle Team (SVT) entered their first race in 2008 with no experience and without seeing another car. Through extensive trial and error, and learning from what they saw of other teams’ problems and solutions, the SVT improved their electrical system and continued their test drives. Continue reading →