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The 2013 Lawrence Tech SAE Aero Design® team will compete in the regular class against teams from around the world. Their challenge is to design, build, test, and fly a heavy-lift radio-controlled aircraft. Given a set of constraints, the goal is to airlift the most weight possible. A competitive 10-pound plane will lift 30 pounds of payload.
Constraints specified in the 2013 competition rule book include a maximum linear dimension (length plus width plus height) of 225 inches, an unmodified OS 0.61 FX engine, and the restriction that no fiber-reinforced plastics can be used as construction materials. The planes also have to take off within 200 feet and land within 400 feet.
Lawrence Technological University’s second annual Research Day on April 4 embraced the culture of interdisciplinary research. Sponsored by the Research Support Services Committee (RSSC) and the Office of the Provost, this year’s Research Day was made possible through a generous corporate sponsorship from Johnson Controls.
The Blue Devils have home-field advantage in their first playoff game against Siena Heights University on Saturday, April 26, at 2 p.m. at Detroit Country Day School in Beverly Hills.
A complete rebuilding and transformation of Evergreen Road, east of campus, will begin in May. During the 12 to 15 months of construction, the street will be upgraded to a four-lane boulevard with a landscaped median, bike path, stormwater mitigation, and mid-block crossings.
Lawrence Technological University Professor Donald Carpenter will monitor the results of a recently announced $2 million project to reduce stormwater runoff in Detroit and eliminate some sewer overflows into the Detroit River.
Lawrence Technological University has received a three-year $697,000 grant from the Wisconsin-based Kern Family Foundation to support further expansion of entrepreneurial-minded learning in the curricula for undergraduate engineering students.
The Lawrence Tech Women’s Lacrosse Team took home six awards from the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) for achievements on and off the field of competition.