We would like to congratulate our CAD engineering students, and their instructor Phil Arnold, for winning the Maryland Governor’s Cup in the Real World Design Challenge. RWDC is a national engineering design competition that challenges student teams to address real world problems that confront our nation’s leading industries. The team designed an unmanned Coaxial-Rotor Helicopter for targeted application of pesticides. The goal is to ensure the health of crops from predation, while reducing the negative effects of blanketed, broad-based application. The team will further develop their UAS project to meet the expanded national challenge guidelines and will represent Maryland at the 2015 RWDC National Championships in Washington DC in November.
Team members on the CTC Engineering Team are: Adrian Bobb – Documentation; Mark Goff – Scientist; Allan Hitchcock – Mathematician; Casey Jung – Project Manager; Ryan Kinzie – Systems Engineer; Sean McGaughey – Simulation Test Engineer; and Brittainy Sechler – Mechanical Engineer. We applaud their effort and achievement and wish them well as they prepare for the national challenge.