WSU Students to Present Projects to Public

April 25, 2006

OGDEN, Utah – Two Weber State University student organizations – chapters of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers and the American Welding Society – will host a car show and senior projects display April 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in WSU parking lots A4 and A5.

On display will be a two-seat, four-wheel drive rock crawler designed by eight WSU students from the Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology (MMET). The rock crawler has participated in an exhibition in Moab, Utah, and is built to climb over large rock obstacles. There will also be a flying swing made by five MMET students that allows its riders to soar in a 30-foot circle four feet above the ground at approximately 15 mph.

Both projects included a collaborative effort of students majoring in design graphics engineering, manufacturing engineering technology and welding engineering technology.

The car show will feature some of the “Best of Show” cars from the 2006 Autorama in Salt Lake City. Other events include pinewood derby races and exhibition runs with rocket motors in pinewood derby cars. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for purchase.

All events are free to the public. For more information contact the MMET department at (801) 626-6305.

Contact:
Kerry Tobin, MMET associate professor
(801) 626-6921 • ktobin@weber.edu
Author:
Travis Clemens, assistant director of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 • travisclemens@weber.edu

Weber State UniversityOgden, Utah 84408

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