Caterpillar crowdsourcing event demonstrates students’ innovative capabilities

Student organizations work on real-life design challenge The College of Engineering hosted its first ever crowdsourcing day with Caterpillar on April 11, 2015. Seven student organizations that work with engineering design were invited to participate in this full-day challenge to solve a real problem the company was facing. Students were charged with developing a new … Continue reading Caterpillar crowdsourcing event demonstrates students’ innovative capabilities

Cyclone Space Mining invited to first “World Cup” of robotic space mining

A disappointing first round in the mining arena kept Cyclone Space Mining from defending its NASA title. But, the team still made its presence known at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. The Iowa Staters will forever be the contest’s first team to successfully run a fully autonomous mining robot. The result … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining invited to first “World Cup” of robotic space mining

Cyclone Space Mining ready to defend title at NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Even though other teams have started to copy some of their winning ideas, the student-engineers of Cyclone Space Mining feel good about defending last year’s NASA championship. “That’s all right,” David Peiffer, a junior in industrial engineering from Marion and the president of Iowa State’s robotic mining club, said of the copycat teams. “We’ve had issues in the past and … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining ready to defend title at NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Team LunaCY and ART-E III

Lunabotics club mines success in NASA competition

After leaving NASA’s annual Lunabotics Mining Competition empty handed the past two years, Iowa State team members were determined to stand out at this year’s contest. Armed with a new design, Team LunaCY did that and more, earning first place in the categories of on-site mining, outreach, and communications with their robot, ART-E III. Members … Continue reading Lunabotics club mines success in NASA competition