West Virginia University held its end of the semester Engineering Grand Challenges competition Monday.
This was the seventh year this competition has been held for all WVU freshman engineering majors.
WVU Teaching Associate Professor Todd Hamrick said students were paired into teams and were given three challenges to choose from as their final project of the semester.
“What they have for their projects is they have been given some guidelines and this time we are doing energy conversions, so there were a couple different ways they could do energy conversion,” said Hamrick. “What we were looking for was one of them was a crash test, looking for making crash barriers, so safer ways from keeping cars from going off the highway.”
This was the first year the Student Government Association sponsored and participated in judging this competition alongside other engineering professors.
Along with sponsoring the event SGA also handed out a $1,000 prize to the winning team to split between the team members