Each year the STEM College does something to improve the training of their students. For the past a couple of years the first-year engineers have been taking care of different project all over the semesters.
Their first project is a Edible Car Competition, where students feel the technique of building cars in the edible materials, like rice cakes and baguettes. From conception to execution, the students are employed in groups to learn an overview of engineering and communication skills. The ability they learn would be the play blocks within their future education.
The students were judged on speed, creativity, and distance. These folks were graded for a technical memo and presentations, but were also to blame for peer evaluations, a fundamental part of working in groups. One of the more memorable cars this season was the baguette car, which won the furthest distance in the morning classes.
Later from the semester, they work effectively on other projects that begin the review of tools they can utilize in their future careers, like AutoCAD. The STEM College hopes to continue seeing crisped rice treats rolling surrounding the lobby of Moser Hall.