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Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Creative Inquiry Teams

Creative Inquiry is the College of Engineering's highly successful blend of undergraduate research and practice. Students work on teams to find innovative solutions to problems with challenging technical, economic and social components.

Each year, MNE students participate in regional, national and international events on topics ranging from wind power to unmanned aircraft.

SAE Aero Team
The Aero team designs and builds a remote-controlled model aircraft to fly with a maximum payload for competition.
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SAE Baja Team
The Baja team designs, builds and tests a prototype of an off-road recreational vehicle and races it in national competitions.
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SAE Formula Team - Powercat Motorsports
K-State's Formula Race team designs, manufactures, tests, races and presents a fully functional, open wheel, open cockpit racecar.
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AIAA Unmanned Aerial Systems Team
The KSU AIAA Student Chapter fosters the learning of the aerospace field and the team creates an automated flight vehicle to perform aerial reconnaissance.
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Wildcat Rocketry Club
Wildcat Rocketry participates in national intercollegiate rocketry competitions, hosts community outreach activities, and invites experienced professionals to speak at club meetings.  We aim to increase student and community interest in rocketry related disciplines such as engineering, physics, chemistry, electronics, and radio telemetry. 
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Wildcat Wind Power Team
Wildcat Wind Power is a competition design team that builds a small-scale wind turbine as creates a business plan to sell the turbine in a real-world market. The team competes bi-annually at the Collegiate Wind Competition hosted by the United States Department of Energy, held during the American Wind Energy Association's annual conference.
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launch 2017For more information about all of the College of Engineering's Creative Inquiry Teams, check out the latest edition of  Launch Magazine.