The Mechanical Engineering Department is proud of the high level of student involvement in extracurricular activities. Club Mech is a departmental club to which all students are automatically admitted. Club Mech has its own lounge in the CEME building, complete with a foosball table, ping pong table, couches and vending machines. They also organize student representation to the department and to the Engineering Undergraduate Society, assist with organizing the Iron Ring ceremony for graduating students and throw several student events throughout the school year.
Mech also has a large number of student teams that compete throughout North America and the world. For example, the UBC Supermileage team won the SAE Supermileage Competition for four years in a row, and managed to achieve an amazing 3145 miles per gallon! Teams consist of students from a variety of disciplines and tackle a wide variety of design challenges, from lifting as much weight as possible with a remote controlled plane, to attempting to break speed records under 10m of water with only human power for propulsion. For a complete list of current student teams, follow the links below.
UBC ASHRAE Design Team: http://ubcashrae.blogspot.com
A team focused on designing the most energy efficient and green buildings.
Formula UBC: http://www.formulaubc.com/
Ever want to build and race an open wheeled race car? This builds a new race car every year.
UBC Heavy Lift AeroDesign Team: http://www.mech.ubc.ca/~heavylift/
Ever wanted to fly? This team builds a remote controlled plane designed to lift as much weight as possible.
Human Powered Submarine: http://www.mech.ubc.ca/~subc/
A team dedicated to designing building and racing a human powered submarine for international competition
UBC Solar: http://teams.ece.ubc.ca/ubcsolar/
Harnessing the power of the sun, this team is building a car to race across North America and Australia.
UBC Supermileage: http://www.supermileage.ca/
Bringing fuel efficiency to its limit, this team has built a car that gets 3145 miles per gallon from normal gasoline.
This team builds its own soccer team of autonomous robots. They compete against other teams from all over the world.
UBC ESTC: http://ubcestc.com
The Engineering Student Team Council is the support body for student teams at UBC. Look here for information on other teams.
Last reviewed 5/17/2010 2:19:19 PM