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Siemens Helps Student Engineers Race in the Outback

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Charles Murray
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Re: STUDENT RACE
Charles Murray   9/30/2013 7:57:40 PM
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I agree, bobjengr. Hands-on experience translates to better engineers. Engineering schools are starting to realize that now, and more are putting hands-on design classes into the first year of their curriculums. National Instruments has told us about schools that use Lego Mindstorms in first-year engineering classes.

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STUDENT RACE
bobjengr   9/28/2013 2:08:39 PM
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Great post--very informative.  I certainly wish you good luck with the race.  I think endeavors of this type teach basic principals in a fashion that remain with the student and later on, the practicing engineer.  Most manufacturers will tell you that "hands-on" creates conditions in which learning "sticks" while facilitating the teaching process.   Again, good post and hope you guys win. 

 

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Watch with interest
GTOlover   9/26/2013 12:04:12 PM
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I will watch Michigan with interest. However, I have to throw my fan support to my old school,

http://www.worldsolarchallenge.org/team/view/47

Go University of Minnesota!

It will be fun to get your updates here at Design News!

wbswenberg
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Re: Champion Electric!
wbswenberg   9/26/2013 12:00:57 PM
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What? no pictures and move of it in action!

ChriSharek
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Champion Electric!
ChriSharek   9/26/2013 8:42:04 AM
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U of M needs to lead the EV charge!  Congratulations to this team and we look forward to your continued success! 

Charles Murray
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Kudos to Siemens
Charles Murray   9/25/2013 6:50:19 PM
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Kudos to Siemens for getting ionvolved. Applications like these are the best education a student can get.

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