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REC
2024

System Cycle Showdown
Roller Coaster Engineering Challenge

What is the Ride Engineering Competition?

The Ride Engineering Competition offers University students a chance to demonstrate real-world engineering practices within the industry focus of ride engineering and design. Student teams will design, plan, and manufacture an attraction for small riders based on a prompt that includes a plot of land and desired rider experience.

The Ride Engineering Competition is run as a Non-profit organization by a team of volunteer students and Young Professionals.

The only Hands-on Engineering competition in the attractions industry

Competitors in the Ride Engineering Competition engage in real engineering practices from the Amusement Industry including:
 

  • Project Management

  • Risk Assessment

  • ASTM F24 Safety Standard Compliance

  • Engineering Reporting

  • Budget Engineering

  • Prototyping and Manufacturing

  • Public Speaking

Highlights of this year's Challenge
  1. The Ride Engineering Competition is a non-profit! We are run by a team of volunteer students and young professionals with a goal to bring stability to the competition and ensure its success for many years to come!
    Interested in joining our team?
     

  2. More Roller Coasters! In previous years, roller coasters were not allowed due to their size and complexity. This year, the REC team is bringing back roller coasters with a provided Vehicle chassis and Lift system.

Learn and demonstrate REAL Engineering of Attractions

Design. Build. Operate.

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A PRESTIGIOUS LIST OF OVER 190 STUDENT PARTICIPANTS

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12 PARTICIPATING UNIVERSITIES FROM ACROSS THE COUNTRY

15+

OVER 15 ROUNDS OF FEEDBACK FROM INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS FOR EVERY TEAM

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15 FUNCTIONAL RIDE MODELS...ALL CREATED BY STUDENTS

Deliverable Submissions

Submit here or email to info@RideEngineeringCompetition.org

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