UBC Engineering Design Teams

TitleUBC Engineering Design Teams
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

UBC is home to 21 engineering student design teams who design, build, and complete projects such as electric race cars, autonomous robots and boats, and satellites. These extracurricular projects complement the engineering curriculum and enhance students' degrees.

The UBC Engineering Student Teams Council (ESTC) serves to support, regulate, and represent its consitutent student design teams within the university with a goal of facilitating their success. Currently, the resources available to these teams are inadequate for them to thrive. The ESTC plans to improve the quality and availability of resources to ensure the immediate and long-term success of design teams, as well as to maximize the positive impact the experience has on students' degrees.

Three critical areas of improvement have been identified: (1) improvements to facilities and increased physical resources (i.e. tools, safety gear, and equipment), (2) improved accessibility of equipments, and (3) better integration of team activities with the engineering curriculum.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2014/2015
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorJordan Balanko
Year 1: Funded Amount88,600
Year 1: Team Members

Jordan Balanko, Mechantronics Engineering Student, Mechanical Engineering
Jon Mikkelsen, Senior Instructor, Mechanical Engineering

Project Report14-004-TLEF-Balanko-Final-WEB.pdf