Students design vehicle to traverse land, water
POSTED: Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 7:36pm
UPDATED: Sunday, February 26, 2012 - 2:36pm
Longview — Zachary Anderson watched as an amphibious vehicle he designed Friday traveled more than halfway through its designated course at LeTourneau University.
Anderson, who hails from Rhome, was one of about 70 high school students from across the country to attend LeTourneau University’s annual engineering preview in which attendees were challenged to design an amphibious vehicle — one that could traverse land and water.
“This project was really cool,” Anderson said.
Matthew Green, associate professor of mechanical engineering, said the preview weekend gives students a chance to think about whether engineering is the right career path and whether LeTourneau is the right university for them.
“They are coming upon one of the most important decisions in their life — where to go to college and what to do,” Green said. “This gives them hands-on experience. It helps them determine if engineering is what they want to do.”