Engineering Students Go for Speed
Overcoming obstacles was the challenge of the day as the Westmont Engineering Department hosted its third annual remote control car competition Dec. 7 in front of Kerrwood Hall.
New this year, students competed in a bowling pin knockout following the traditional figure eight race. The competition was tight and a final race with all three cars was needed to determine a winner.
In the end, it was the team of Noah Shen and Tim Horsey who were victorious after successfully troubleshooting battery and wheel problems.
All the students are juniors in the college’s Machine Design course. The race counts as 5% of their total grade.
President Gayle D. Beebe, Provost Kim Denu and engineering director Dan Jensen gave the winners trophies. The Office of the President donated $2,500 to the engineering program to host a similar event next year.
The engineering department, which graduated its inaugural class in May, dedicated its own building, the Fletcher Jones Foundation Center for Engineering, at a ribbon-cutting ceremony in October.