Student teams within engineering
Engineering student groups are a great way to add more practical design experience to your degree, use your technical skills to reach out and help people, or just meet people and get your mind off studying.
The University of Victoria Aeronautical Engineering Research Organization (AERO) is a student-run group open to anyone interested in applying art, science, or engineering to the field of aerospace.
We are involved in many activities, including the upcoming Unmanned Systems Canada 2010-2011 Student UAV Competition. This competition involves the design, construction, programming and final testing of a fully autonomous aircraft, and will take place during the first half of 2011.
If you are interested in joining our team, either as a student member or a sponsor, please feel free to contact us! We are always looking for new students who are interested in the amazing field of aerospace.
AUVic is a student-run group open to anyone interested in Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUV) and underwater technology.
We are competing in the upcoming AUVSI competition in San Diego during July 2011.
This competition involves the design, construction, programming and testing of a fully autonomous underwater vehicle, which combines the knowledge of mechanical, electrical, computer and software engineering.
EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge is a three-year collegiate advanced vehicle technology engineering competition established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors (GM), and is being managed by Argonne National Laboratory. The competition challenges 16 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles by minimizing the vehicle’s fuel consumption and reducing its emissions while retaining the vehicle’s performance, safety and consumer appeal. Students use a real-world engineering process to design and integrate their advanced technology solutions into a GM-donated vehicle.
Students are designing and building advanced propulsion solutions that are based on vehicle categories from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) zero emissions vehicle (ZEV) regulations. They explore a variety of cutting-edge clean vehicle solutions, including full-function electric, range-extended electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fuel cell technologies. In addition, students will incorporate lightweight materials into the vehicles, improve aerodynamics and utilize alternative fuels such as ethanol, biodiesel and hydrogen.
Teams are following a real-world approach modeled after GM’s global vehicle development process (GVDP), giving students valuable experience in real-world engineering practices, resource allocation and meeting deliverables. While previous student engineering competitions focused primarily on hardware modifications, EcoCAR includes a unique focus on modeling and simulation, as well as subsystem development and testing.
During the three-year program, General Motors will provide vehicles, vehicle components, seed money, technical mentoring and operational support. The U.S. Department of Energy and its research and development facility, Argonne National Laboratory, will provide competition management, team evaluation and technical and logistical support. Through sponsoring such advanced vehicle engineering competitions, GM and the U.S. Department of Energy are helping to develop the next generation of scientists and engineers.
ECOSat, competing in the Canadian Satellite Design Competition put on by Geocentrix. We will be measuring coastal and inland water turbidity using a sensitive camera capable of a 50m spatial resolution. This is the first satellite to undertake such a mission. Water turbidity is useful to geographers and climatologists as it indicates soil erosion and rainfall patterns.
We are always looking for new members and sponsors. Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the project or getting involved in this unique competition.
The ESS Executive are a group of people that help to improve the quality of UVic Engineering life outside of classes. The positions are completely voluntary, and each Exec spends approximately 5-10 hours per week involved in organizing, developing, and communicating ESS events and services. The length that an Exec may hold a position may not exceed 16 months (2 school terms and 2 co-op terms)
The UVic Formula SAE team is a group of students consisting of Engineers, Business, and Computer Science students from the University of Victoria that come together to design, fabricate and build an open wheel race car for the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Formula SAE colligate design competition every year. With competitions all over the world and with almost every major University manning a team, Formula SAE is one of the World's largest Engineering Colligate competitions, that is proudly supported by Ford, General Motors, Daimler-Chrysler, and many other large corporations.