School of Engineering"
MSOE took a very different approach to their presentation and used five team members. The team was dressed in period costumes from the 1930ís and 1940ís and the costumes were excellent!
Video clips were integrated into their Power Point presentation and the team covered all areas of the competition while continuing to stick with their theme.
The judges began the question and answer session: "What material tests were done and how were the tests conducted?" "How was pressure sensitive film used to gather data related to contact pressure?"
"How much did the dynamic load affect the critical parameters?" "How was the air content of your concrete measured?" "Were any delays encountered during the project and how were these problems solved?"
"What was the purpose of the polypropylene fibers?" "If crude tools were the only ones available, how would you approach the design?"
Name: The Liberator
The Milwaukee School of Engineering is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The team made their debut at the national level in 2003 and proudly represented the Great Lakes Region as a second place qualifier. Their eighth place finish is the team's highest to date.
MSOE designed their canoe using a finite element analysis that told them how thick to make their hull and where to employ reinforcement.