Student Teams Demonstrate Their Design Skills Next Month at Congress

ASME News--In the aftermath of the Fukushima facility tragedy, the nuclear industry sent out a Request for Proposal to universities calling for prototypes of a small, remote-controlled inspection vehicle that could determine the level of radioactivity and damage in compromised nuclear plants, thereby protecting humans from radioactive contamination. Next month at the ASME Student Design Competition championship round in San Diego, Calif., 23 student teams will demonstrate the prototype inspection vehicles they designed and built — and will compete for a $3,000 top prize.

The student team from the University of San Diego and their inspection vehicle prototype took top honors at the District D regional ASME Student Design Competition last April. The team will be one of the 23 teams of ASME student members competing in the final round of the competition next month at the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition. (Full Story)