Baker College Mechanical Engineering Club Takes 4th Place in Robotics Competition

Posted at 3:11 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 15:13:52-05

Five students from the Baker College American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Club competed November 11, 2018 in the ASME Student Design Competition World Championship in Pittsburgh, Pa.


The Baker team was ranked second after three qualifying rounds, advanced to the semi-finals and then into the final round, finishing fourth overall in the field of global competitors. The Challenge at hand was to build and battle a robotic soccer team.


The competition was part of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), the largest interdisciplinary mechanical engineering conference in the world. 


The Baker team worked hard in the last few months to make sure they were ready for the international competition and enjoyed seeing the different designs from other teams and interacting with students from around the world. 


“We are incredibly proud of our team, the work they’ve done and how they represented our school to the ASME leadership and other students from the six countries represented in the competition,” said Baker College of Flint President Wen Hemingway. “Kudos to our Faculty Advisor and Program Director, Tom Spendlove, and to our Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Anca Sala for her commitment to providing excellence to the program.”


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