For B&CSC, submarines are on the agenda for 2013 and what better way to prepare for our upcoming commemoration of maritime pioneer Paul L. Koenig, captain of the U-DEUTSCHLAND, than to enjoy the competition at this years International Submarine Races!
Teams fielded their human-powered designs that are operated by one or two scuba crew members. The ISR are held every two-years and encourage high school and college students to apply their engineering skills in unique ways. ISR’s2012 press release states:
“The purpose of the sub races is to provide an educational opportunity for aspiring young engineers. Their participation in the design, construction, and operation of a human-powered submarine offers real-time application of theoretical knowledge, hands-on problem-solving and team-building skills. Each year, teams strive to either set new speed records or bring innovative approaches to propulsion, guidance or other technical requirements of submarine design.
Awards are given for the following:
- Overall Performance
- Best Spirit of the Races
- Current Records
- Best Design Outline
- Absolute Speed
- Fastest Speed by Category
- Best Use of Composites
For more information, visit www.isrsubrace.org.
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Maizie Rocke, VP B&CSC (L) & Valerie Mathers (R).