By KURT KRUG
For the Times-Herald
DEARBORN –– The seventh annual Henry Ford College Engineering Club Competition will be held from 12:30 to 2 p.m. April 27 in the pavilion of the Student and Culinary Arts Center on the main campus, 5101 Evergreen.
Approximately 75 students in the Introduction to Engineering class will compete in 20 teams to propose an innovative solution to an important real-world problem.
“Students come up with ideas to solve a problem,” said HFC Pre-Engineering Program Director Hassan Mohseni Nameghi. “This includes designing a cooling system for RC cars, a pothole robot which identifies potholes on the road, portable solar chargers for phones, implementing noise levels in headphones, and so on.”
There also will be the first Battle-Bot Competition at HFC. Student teams in the Engineering Club will test their robots’ mettle as they pit them against one another.
“Students build robots – Battle-Bots – and put them in fights with other Battle-Bots,” Nameghi said. “They use a joystick remote to control their robots. The winning robot pushes the other robot away from the circle. I am proud of our motivated, energetic students who are very creative in their problem-solving.”
The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the competition, contact [email protected]. For more information about the Engineering Club or the Pre-Engineering Program, contact Nameghi at [email protected].