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Ride Engineering Competition Registration

Design. Build. Commission.

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About the event

The Ride Engineering Competition, hosted by Iowa State University, offers students a chance to demonstrate real-world engineering practices within the industry focus of ride engineering and design. Student teams will have 6 months to design, plan, and manufacture an attraction for 1:50 scale riders based on a prompt that includes a plot of land and desired rider experience.

Teams will receive points for three major deliverables:Systems Engineering Report that details the engineering decisions and actions throughout the project, a Functional Physical Model of the attraction, and a team score for Final Presentation and Outreach.

Teams may also receive large point deductions for the relative cost of their ride compared to their competition.

The Competition culminates in an event featuring an 8-hour window in which all Ride Models must run continuously. During this time Teams will Service their rides whenever needed. Judges will award points based on the implementation of the ride and the team’s service preparedness, and teams will present their Ride and Engineering Process in a presentation.


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