Baja Racing Team
The McMaster Baja Racing Team is a group of undergraduate engineering students who each year work together to design, build, and test a small off-road vehicle which we use to compete in the SAE BAJA student engineering competition. Every year the team competes in at least one official competition attended by over a hundred schools from all over the world as well as several unofficial competitions. Baja is a great way to make friends, learn practical engineering knowledge, apply concepts, get your hands dirty and of course pad your resume. New members are always welcome.
McMaster Concrete Toboggan
The McMaster Engineering Concrete Toboggan Team competes every year at the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race. The team starts in September with theme selection as well as concrete test pours. The designs for super-structure, brakes, and steering are also finalized in the first few weeks. Throughout Term 1 the team meets on several occasions to pour concrete, cut metal, and assemble the toboggan. The team can score points at the competition for steering, brake and mix design, as well as costume, technical exhibition and technical report (to name a few). Last year (January 2015) the competition was held in Kelowna, BC, and this year the team will be travelling to Ottawa, ON. This team is suited for students from all disciplines, who are looking to be part of a big team with plenty of hands on experience.
For more information, please contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://www.eng.mcmaster.ca/toboggan/ .
McMaster Solar Car
A foot above the ground, driving down the highway at 85 km/h, feeling the raw power of a toaster! If any of that makes you feel all tingly inside, consider joining the solar car team, where we put the word ‘engineering’ to the test. Work alongside people from various years, programs, faculties, and members of industry as you design and build a truly one-of-a-kind solar car that reaches highway speeds on less power than it takes to run your microwave oven. Join us as we race teams from around the world across the Australian Outback and the United States.
Our team meets in subgroups every week and designs/builds various subsystems of the car, such as the carbon fibre body, the high efficiency solar cell array, and the suspension and steering systems. We are always looking for dedicated new people to join our team.
Having just completed the FSGP 2015 event in Austin, TX, we are eager to get back to work in improving our existing car Spitfire, attending community based events, and collaborating on new design ideas for the next solar car that will be built.
We’re a collaborative student tech community at McMaster University. We run tech socials, workshops and other technology events. We’re open to people of all levels of experience in coding and from any faculty :).