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April 22 @ 8:30 am - April 23 @ 11:30 am
Tennessee Tech hosts “E-Fest,” Engineering Festivals around the World. E-Fests is a multifaceted event that includes a Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC) and “The Robot Pentathlon.” HPVC challenges college students to design and fabricate sustainable and practical transportation alternatives. Sleek pedal-powered “super bikes,” HPV’s are efficient, highly engineered systems that can be used for multiple purposes, from workday commuting to grocery trips. In “The Robot Pentathlon,” students create remote-controlled robots that climb, lift and even throw a ball. Awards are based on best use of advanced manufacturing methodologies and design tools.
Keynote speaker Eva Hakansson, the world’s fastest female motorcycle rider, will also talk about “Why Engineers are Superheros!” from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Derryberry Hall.
The HPVC Challenge is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, April 22, and 9-11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 23, on an outdoor course on Tech campus.
“The Robot Pentathlon” is 9:30-11 a.m. Saturday, April 22, at Memorial Gym.