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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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Human Powered Vehicle Design Team
This Human Powered Vehicle Team team designs, builds, tests and races a new human powered vehicle each year.
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Unmanned Aerial Systems Team
This design team creates an automated flight vehicle to perform aerial reconnaissance. There are three sub-teams: airframe, autopilot and image analysis.
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Wildcat Windpower Team
The Windpower team designs and constructs a wind-driven power system to supply electricity to non-grid connected devices for off-grid applications.
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