quick update, current engineering design projects

Unlike this blog, lots has been going on in the engineering program since I last posted!

We had our ABET site visit in the fall.  We had a great visit with our evaluators and received some great input on becoming an even stronger program.  We’ll hear official word on the accreditation decision in September.

We have several exciting student design projects going on at the moment.  The machine design students are designing a ski-lift system.  The capstone class is designing the seats and interior for the Very Light Car for Edison2, one of the recent winners of the automotive X-prize (minimum of 100 mpg effective).  Their lab is in Lynchburg.  And the Technology and Society class is designing assistive devices for clients at a hospital in Brazil.  Much of the class will be traveling to Brazil in June.  Stay tuned for more announcements about our program.

Categories: engineering, science and technology, service learning, Sweet Briar College

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