College of Engineering
ECE4021 and ECE4033 (Senior Design Project 1 and 2)
Each year, most student projects include sustainability components. Typical projects are building designs that work toward meeting LEED certification.
Parsons Brinckerhoff Environmental and Water Resource Student Design Competition
The design exposes a three-block stretch of the Clinton River that had been covered, revitalizing the river and downtown Pontiac. The highlights of their design include a flow inlet feature, trapezoidal channel, natural pond, an unrestrained natural slope, soil retaining system, soil-nailed retaining system, and redesign of two intersections on Woodward Ave.
• 2009 Top team: Bethany Bezak and Jhana Frederiksen; Clinton River Daylighting Project; Advisor: Donald Carpenter; Bezak and Frederiksen presented their winning project at the World Water and Environmental Resource Congress May 15-19, 2009 in Anchorage, Alaska.
Formula Zero Competition
Formula Zero is a new zero-emission race class for hydrogen and fuel cell powered racing vehicles. The Formula Zero organization, which is independent of all existing collegiate vehicle design competitions such as SAE, is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. The Lawrence Technological University (LTU) team's entry into this competition is called "Element One", so named for the first element in the periodic table, which is hydrogen. Initial competitions for this race class began with kart-sized vehicles developed by six different international collegiate teams in 2008. As of March 14th, 2008 the Formula Zero Organization ranked LTU's Element One team's design entry in 1st place over all of the other competing universities. Over the next few years, as the car industry moves to mass production of fuel cell vehicles the Formula Zero competitions will correspondingly grow to progressively larger fuel cell powered vehicles. By the target year 2015 Formula Zero intends to scale up to full "Formula One" size racing vehicles open to professional racing teams and OEM vehicle manufacturers.
• 2008-2009 Element One Racing Vehicle; multi-disciplinary team with students from the Colleges of Engineering, Management, Architecture and Arts and Sciences