Engineering Students Testing Airplane Designs

Next up for Engineering & Design 2 students? Airplane design and testing! Alex Siragy's senior Engineering students have begun testing their self-created airplane designs (no kits used). Each must house an egg and keep that egg intact while flying and landing. Design testing is based on length of time in the air and maximum weight. Propulsion methods vary from gliders to rubber band propulsion, and even one with a rocket engine. Some early testing began this week using the upstairs window in the Main Building as a launch site (that window doubles as the Romeo and Juliet balcony scene location as well) and the Quad as the landing site.