Saint Martin’s College will host regional engineering conference

Public invited to come see “micro-Baja” radio car race

March 30, 2005

Lacey, Wash. – Saint Martin’s College will host engineering students from across the Pacific Northwest April 1-2 during the 2005 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Regional Student Conference.

The public is invited to come see the exciting “micro-Baja” remote-control car competition from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at the Worthington Conference Center, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E. Contestants will race the models they designed and built from scratch on a challenging obstacle track. Saint Martin’s student engineers will join students from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, and the British Columbia and Yukon territories in showing off their best car designs.

“You’ll get to see very innovative designs that the students basically hand make,” student conference coordinator John Sabolchy said. “It’s a whole lot of fun to see how everybody’s ideas come to fruition and see the actual results of what they’ve done.”

The event is free for spectators, although all visitors are asked to check in at the event’s registration table.

The Regional Student Conference will also feature student presentations and a poster competition from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Anyone who is interested in mechanical engineering, especially high school students thinking about a career in engineering, is welcome to attend.

For more information, please contact the School of Engineering at 360-438-4320.

Jeanette Banter
Administrative assistant, School of Engineering

John DeWeese
Media relations assistant