This past semester (Fall 2017), we designed and constructed an escape room themed after the Auburn campus. The escape room ran at the tailgate for a home game and was a big success. It currently features four puzzles which, once solved, lead to the retrieval of the captured mascot. We plan to continue updating the puzzles and running the escape room during more tailgates in 2018.
The HUNT is a campus wide scavenger hunt where students are encouraged to form teams and participate in various challenges and tasks. We have organized a task group for creating the event and worked with Auburn Welcome Week Committee in order to make the HUNT a reality. More info can be found on our "The HUNT" Page!
ASTM F2291 Task Group
After attending ASTM F24 in Houston in the spring of 2019, our club was tasked with checking and correcting any and all references in the F2291 document. This document establishes the standard practice for design of amusement rides and devices. A group of about 12 members met regularly to check and correct all references against other ASTM documents, finishing well before deadline. This opportunity granted the club with better onsite into industry standards and how the standards work together as a whole to create a safe environment/experience.
Student Ride Design Project
This design project is focused on creating a ride ground up in attempt to develop design skills and aid in future projects and competitions, The team determined the restrictions, scope, and requirements for the ride and developed it playing to the strength of their majors. The ride is a combination dark ride and roller coaster called “Zodiac.” The ride has a classic horror theme where riders are uncovering the mysteries of a chainsaw weilding killer. The ride features multiple inversions and a trop track section as well as implements practical visual effects and detailed scenery. The project is meant to take place from March through April of 2019, giving students a heavy time constraint to undertake such a detailed project.
OWA Engineering in Motion Volunteer Days
OWA reached out to the organization in early 2018 offering opportunities to work with the park and teach children about rides and engineering. 4 Friday’s in the spring of 2019 were selected and schools organized to attend Engineering in Motion days. Each Thursday before, we sent 6 members down to OWA to spend the night on property. The next day our volunteers got to ride check the main coaster with maintenance engineers and spend the day teaching students various aspects of engineering and physics used for rides they were about to get on. The events were a big success and we plan to work again with OWA in the future!