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Project Team: Cornell Baja Racing

Cornell Baja Racing: my favorite aspect of being a student at Cornell!

Project team Baja RacingCornell Baja Racing is my favorite aspect of being a student at Cornell. Baja Racing is a club where students with many different skills and backgrounds come together to build an ATV! Our car can climb hills, go fast, pull serious weight, and go anywhere off-road. During the school year, we build the car by dividing into different sub-teams. Each sub-team is responsible for designing and constructing different aspects of the car, and everything is combined at the end in order to complete the car. The car is then raced against other schools at our three annual competitions in the spring!

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Project Team: Cornell FSAE Racing

Cornell Racing: Cornell Engineer’s oldest Project Team!

FSAE Driving DayMy name is Andrew and I am a Junior chemical engineering major at Cornell. I am a part of many student activities, including club sports and Greek life, but I wanted to share my experience on Cornell Racing, the school’s oldest Engineering Project Team. Cornell Racing, or more affectionately known as “Car Team,” designs, builds, and races a formula-style race car every year. We have members from many different majors both in and out of the engineering school, so with a strong interest in race cars, engineering, or working on a project, we’re sure you’d be able to find a home within the team. Though we primarily recruit from prospective Mechanical and Electrical Engineers now that we run a 420V powertrain, we’re committed to finding the best new members from any discipline.

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Project Team: Cornell Steel Bridge

Cornell Steel Bridge: Designing, structural analyzing, fabricating, welding, and constructing!

Cornell Engineering project team Cornell Steel Bridge Designing, structural analyzing, fabricating, welding, and constructing are the core experiences that Steel Bridge members gain from participating in a Cornell project team. Apart from providing hands-on experience simulating real-life practice in the industry, the Steel Bridge project team is also an opportunity for students to be involved in the nation-wide American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) Student Steel Bridge Competition. During every academic year, our members create bridge designs under the proposed competition specifications and conduct structural analysis on the design. After electing a bridge design with the best structural efficiency, our team proceeds to fabricate and weld all bridge members in-house. The finished bridge members are assembled and constructed at the competition.

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Project Team: CUAUV

Project Team: Cornell University Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (CUAUV)

Project team CUAUVFor many of us on CUAUV, we have found our team to be like family. Every meeting is surrounded by an atmosphere of genuine curiosity for learning as well as light-hearted humor. Project teams at Cornell all offer this same type of experience: they allow students to practice their knowledge in real-life projects while finding your friends in the process. But for CUAUV at least, our experience goes beyond this. Many of our members have received full-time jobs from their experience through our large alumni network and sponsor relationships. Members have also found study partners for many of the classes they share and are able to depend on each other for advice. And, yes, we also have found our life-long friends here

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Project Team: Cornell FSAE Racing

Design, Build, and Win!

My name is Shota, and I am a sophomore mechanical engineering student at Cornell Engineering student ShotaCornell. I am here today to discuss one of the biggest reasons why I decided to attend this school. More specifically, I am writing to talk about Cornell FSAE Racing Team! Some people may refer to us as “Cornell Racing” or “FSAE” as well. Our team competes in a collegiate level design competition hosted by the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) each year. Furthermore, we design, build, test, and race an electric formula-style race car all from scratch with the various resources that we have access to. Some of the systems on the car that we design and manufacture include the: suspension, carbon fiber monocoque, aerodynamic wings, and 420V high voltage battery that powers the car. Our team motto is: Design, Build, and Win!

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Spotlight: Mechanical Engineering

A photo of Cornell Engineering student KennyHello!  My name is Kenny and I am a senior Mechanical Engineering major from Palo Alto, CA.  I am currently a team lead on Cornell Baja Racing, a project team that designs and builds off-road buggies to race against other collegiate teams.  I am also part of a research lab in the Space Systems Design Studio on a team building a small sat that will be traveling to lunar orbit on the inaugural flight of NASA’s SLS.  During my junior year I also participated in Cornell’s engineering co-op program, spending eight consecutive months working on satellite hardware at SpaceX. My favorite place on campus is the Experiential Learning Lab which is in the basement of Upson Hall.  Its home to a majority of the project team workspaces and the Emerson Machine Shop where my Baja team machines most of the parts on our car.  The ELL also home to Autolab, an automotive garage workspace where we do all our welding and assembly.

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My Experience with Project Team Cornell Cup Robotics

Cornell Engineering studnet StanleyGoing to college isn’t only about the classes that one can take, it’s also about the opportunities that one can pursue outside of class. Luckily, Cornell has no shortage of these opportunities. As a freshman engineer, I remember being overwhelmed by all the activities and teams that were available; having just arrived, I wasn’t expecting to have such a wide selection of opportunities immediately available to me. But I took advantage of it, and joined one of the project teams, called Cornell Cup Robotics.

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Spotlight: Chemical Engineering

Cornell Engineering student MelissaMy name is Melissa! I am from Rochester, NY, studying Chemical Engineering. On campus, I am part of the AguaClara research project team and the Therapy Thru Music club. I also live in cooperative housing (Triphammer Cooperative) and love to cook, run, and go on spontaneous adventures with my housemates. Around Ithaca, I enjoy biking (I recently discovered the Black Diamond Trail that goes from Ithaca to Taughannock Falls!), picking fruits (when I stayed here one summer), and watching the sunset.

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Going Abroad with AguaClara

A photo of Cornell Engineering student MelissaAguaClara is a project team with the goal of designing sustainable water treatment facilities, and I joined the spring of my freshman year. This past January, I was lucky to be able to visit Honduras with part of the team to see the water treatment plants built by AguaClara over the past fifteen or so years.

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Spotlight: Civil Engineering

A photo of Cornell Engineering student MeredithMeredith is a civil engineering major with a focus in structural design. She is minoring in engineering management and will be working for Clark Construction as an enginer after graduation. Meredith served as Social Chair and later President of Cornell’s branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and served as one of the design leads of Cornell’s Steel Bridge team. She was also a peer advisor and a teaching assistant for several courses in her time at Cornell. She is from Santa Barbara, CA and her favorite ice cream flavor at the Cornell Dairy Bar is Big Red Bear Tracks.

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