ASME E-Fest West

On the last weekend of spring break, members of CSU’s ASME student chapter, armed with a robot, poster, and presentation, made their way to the University of Las Vegas for the 2017 ASME E-Fest West. This was the third year our students were able to attend the conference and the second year we presented at the robotics competition.

As part of the robotics competition, our robot was tasked with lifting weight, throwing a tennis ball, hitting a golf ball, racing a specified distance, and climbing stairs. Despite a small budget, our team came in sixth place out of 11 teams. Team members look forward to bringing new insight and design ideas to next year’s competition.

Our students also entered the Old Guard competition with a presentation on the physics and engineering of boomerangs and a poster of a mechanical wood burning furnace system.

“Overall, it was a great trip to ASME E-Fest West, and we want to thank UNLV for their hospitality. A big thank you to ASME’s Centennial Section for sponsoring our student section to attend this conference,” said Collin Dieckgraeff, president of CSU’s ASME student chapter.