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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.
The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) has tabulated the coaches’ votes, and several basketball players from Lawrence Technological University have been recognized for excellence on and off the court. The LTU men’s basketball team picked up two awards, while the Lady Blue Devils earned five.
Lawrence Tech’s first foray into Canada to compete in the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race (GNCTR) proved to be memorable as the rookie team brought home three awards and the bragging rights as the world’s second fastest concrete toboggan.
The Lawrence Tech Women’s Basketball Team set a school record for most points in a game with the 116-87 victory over Madonna University at LTU’s Ridler Field House on Feb. 19.
The Texas-based Flatlands Dance Theatre will perform “Ordinary Wars,” which explores the personal experiences of American women, on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. in the Mary E. Marburger Science and Engineering Auditorium in LTU’s Science Building.
When it comes to potholes, help is on the way, thanks to modern road construction technology. That’s the word from Nishantha Bandara, assistant professor of civil engineering at Lawrence Technological University.
Lawrence Technological University (LTU) has surpassed the $100 million mark in its “Proud Heritage, Bold Future” capital campaign, and construction is scheduled to begin in the fall on the first phase of the A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Life Sciences and Architecture Complex (TELSA).