Students Show off Work at HCC’S Engineering Projects Night
They worked all of fall semester, and on December 1, 2016 engineering students at Howard Community College (HCC) got the chance to show off their projects for an audience at Engineering Projects Night.
Eighteen projects were on display in the Kittleman Room in Duncan Hall, with students on hand to explain the process and the challenges they faced.
Some projects were more practical, such as the Mobile Exercise Device, designed for a nine year old girl who has muscular dystrophy.
“The idea was to get someone who is normally physically incapacitated outside and mobile,” said Charles Lundelius, an engineering student at HCC.
Other projects, including the Shaker Table and Floppy Bridge, were done for educational purposes. Some projects were just plain fun.
“The purpose was to get them to dance around so they could be on display,” said Benjamin Mai, an HCC engineering student who worked on the TriBot project.
As with any engineering project, the students faced plenty of obstacles. But in the end, the main objective was not just building something, but learning from the experience.
“As engineering students, we constantly have to adapt to new situations to figure out the best solution,” said Eric Haney, who worked on the popular Shaker Table project.
See the projects yourself here:
For more information on HCC’s engineering program, go to: http://bit.ly/1ncHrYT