Media Advisory: Carnegie Mellon Engineering Students
To Compete At 2010 Solar Splash Competition
Event: Carnegie Mellon University engineering students have taken the plunge again this year to compete against 11 other teams in the 2010 Solar Splash boating competition in Fayetteville, Ark. The 15-member team of mechanical engineering and electrical and computer engineering students will compete in a series of events including sprints and endurance competitions at Lake Fayetteville.
Robbie Wedler, a Carnegie Mellon Solar Splash team member, said his boat seeks to improve its competitive edge and its overall score this season. Last year, Carnegie Mellon placed 10th out of 19 competitors.
Solar Splash, the intercollegiate regatta run by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), promotes energy conservation while giving students hands-on engineering experience in a competitive setting. The other competing school teams include Cedarville University, the University of New Orleans, the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Arkansas, Washington State University, Kansas State University at Salina, the University of Southhampton, Middle Tennessee State University, the University of South Carolina, the University of Rochester and Tecnologico de Monterrey.
For more information about the Carnegie Mellon Solar Splash team, please see http://cmusolarsplash.blogspot.com/.
When: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, June 11
Where: Fayetteville Lake, off Highway 71, Fayetteville, Ark.