As technology continues to advance at an accelerated pace, student-led initiatives play a pivotal role in fostering innovation and inspiring the next generation of engineers and scientists.
These multidisciplinary teams undertake a wide array of projects, ranging from the construction of sustainable sailboats, development of autonomous vehicles, to the design of lightweight racers and chemical-powered cars.
Such endeavors not only enhance technical skills, but also encourage teamwork, problem-solving, and communication abilities, preparing students for future careers in various industries.
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Student-Led Entrepreneurship Ventures
Enactus Memorial is a student-led organization striving to support our community through social entrepreneurship. Our team of student, academic and business leaders use entrepreneurial principles to address social issues.
Eastern Edge Robotics
Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle
Eastern Edge designs, builds, and operates remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to complete a series of challenging tasks. The competition encourages innovation, problem-solving, and teamwork, as members navigate the ROV through complex underwater missions. From engineering the ROV's structure and electronics to programming its controls, Eastern Edge demonstrates a wide range of technical expertise.
Memorial Baja Racing
Single Seat Off-Road Vehicle
Memorial Baja is a student team building an off-road racing vehicle. They handle marketing, engineering design, and provide a positive learning experience. A Baja SAE vehicle is a lightweight racer under 500 pounds, reaching speeds up to 50 km/h. Teams design and build the vehicle from scratch, following sound engineering practices.
Paradigm Engineering, a diverse student group from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador (MUN), is dedicated to creating autonomous racing vehicles for competitions. Comprising three engineering sub-teams and a group for administrative and digital tasks, the team aims to advance Newfoundland and MUN in autonomous vehicle research. Their upcoming challenge is the Purdue University evGrand Prix in Indiana in May 2024, where they'll compete in designing fully autonomous racing go-karts. This project, covering machine learning, drive algorithms, electrical power distribution, PCB design, and mechanical design, not only offers the team valuable experience but also contributes to shaping the future of the autonomous and robotics industries in the province.
Autonomous Surface Vehicle
Iceberg ASV is a student-led design team that designs and builds an autonomous surface vehicle (ASV) to compete in RoboBoat, an annual competition held by RoboNation. Hull design, controls, power distribution and computer vision are just some of the areas that RoboBoat entails. Consisting of thirteen members ranging across multiple engineering disciplines, commerce and marine institute, Iceberg encourages interdisciplinary work to maximize learning for all team members.
Radio Controlled Electric Aircraft
Phoenix Aerospace consists of a dedicated group of aspiring post-secondary students passionately involved in the design and manufacturing of aircrafts. Being the only aerospace student team at MUN, both classroom education and hands-on experience are combined to seamlessly navigate through challenges of aerodynamics, materials, and systems integration. With each prototype, the team gains invaluable insights and problem-solving skills, fostering a culture of innovation and resilience.
Force Seven Sailing
Developing a Sustainable Foiling Moth
Force 7 Sailing is a cooperative student design team at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Dalhousie University. Force 7 will be designing, building and sailing a foiling moth class sailboat for the Foiling SuMoth Challenge in Italy. This challenge is a unique opportunity to compete both Academically and Athletically as one of our members will be sailing! We currently have students from multiple majors, such as Ocean and Naval Architectural, Mechanical, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, as well as Ocean Sciences.