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College of Engineering

College of Engineering
1046 Rathbone Hall
1701B Platt St.
Manhattan, KS 66506

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Creative Inquiry Teams

What is creative inquiry?

Creative inquiry is the College of Engineering’s highly successful blend of undergraduate research and practice. Students work on teams to find innovative solutions to problems with challenging technical, economic and social components. Each year, hundreds of students participate on more than 20 creative inquiry teams to compete in regional, national and international events on topics ranging from wind power to unmanned aircraft.

"These competitions are trial by fire, where our students must match wits and skill against their peers from across the country and world. These are situations where we really see how much students have learned in their courses and how far they are willing to go to turn their ideas into a real system. I am constantly amazed by the success of our students, and feel confident we are providing a great training environment for world-class engineers and scientists." -Darren Dawson, dean 

Launch MagazineLaunch 2015

What is Launch Magazine?

Launch documents the accomplishments of our creative inquiry teams in solving extreme technical challenges. 

Creative Inquiry Teams

American Concrete Institute Student Competition

Architectural Engineering Institute Design Team

ASHRAE Design Competition

Associated Schools of Construction

Association for Computing Machinery

BAE Robotics Team

Baja SAE Team

Chem-E-Car Team

Concrete Canoe Team

Cyber Defense Club

ECE Robotics Team

Fountain Wars Team

Game Development Club

Geo-Wall Team

Powercat Motorsports Team

Quarter-Scale Tractor Team

SAE Aero Design Team

Steel Bridge Team

Unmanned Aerial Systems Team

Wildcat Wind Power Team