Interested in working on a real world problem with a team of dedicated SMU students? Interested in rocketry? Want to design and build an experiment to be launched up to 10,000 feet? Or maybe you’re just competitive and technically minded?
We are currently taking applications for the first Immersive Design Challenge of the year at the Deason Innovation Gym (we call it the DIG) .
Join us as we team up with the SMU Spaceport America Cup team to create a payload experiment for SMU's first rocket entry in the Spaceport America Cup! This design challenge is focused creating a science experiment that we can send up as the payload in SMU's team rocket.
The design team will conduct research related to the constraints and opportunities of a rocket payload. The student team will then design a science experiment including plans, technical drawings and schematics, a working prototype, and implementation plans following Spaceport America Cup guidelines.
All deliverables from the SMU team will be completed by January 17th, 2018 and presented to the Spaceport America Cup team on that day.
Technical drawings and schematics
A working prototype
Plans for implementation
We are seeking 8-10 SMU students, drawing graduate and undergraduate students from all schools at the university, to participate in this project. In order to participate, you must commit to 7 full works days (January 11th-17th) of intense focus on this project. This includes Saturday and Sunday.
We are looking for students with a variety of backgrounds and expertise. Previous experience at the DIG is not required.
Three meals a day will be provided. Orientation, access and trainings on necessary tools will be provided by DIG staff. On campus housing may be available during this time.
Applications are currently open. Please click here to apply. Applications close at midnight on Thursday, January 4th. You will be notified of your status on Friday, January 5th.
Please email Rickey Crum with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
the DIG Team