Folksy Wisdom is a chance for first and second year students to meet and talk to upper year students, graduate students, and alumni! Come get some helpful advice on how to make the most of your engineering experience. Not sure what classes to take or which stream to choose? Not sure how you want to schedule your classes for second year? Not sure what to expect of an in person school year since your first year was online? Wondering about how you can get involved in the C-eng community or have any questions about co-op? Come out to Folksy Wisdom and you’ll be sure to get some helpful advice! Whether you’re a Mech, Aero, or Biomed student, or even if you’re just curious about one of these programs, be sure to stop by Folksy!
New Metamaterial Features Mechanical Properties That Can Be Reprogrammed
By EPFL JANUARY 20, 2021
Over the past 20 years, scientists have been developing metamaterials, or materials that don’t occur naturally and whose mechanical properties result from their designed structure rather than their chemical composition. They allow researchers to create materials with specific properties and shapes. Metamaterials are still not widely used in everyday objects, but that could soon change. Tian Chen, a post-doc at two EPFL labs — the Flexible Structures Laboratory, headed by Pedro Reis, and the Geometric Computing Laboratory, headed by Mark Pauly — has taken metamaterials one step further, developing one whose mechanical properties can be reprogrammed after the material has been made. His research appears in Nature.
Read more here: https://scitechdaily.com/new-metamaterial-features-mechanical-properties-that-can-be-reprogrammed/
CMAS Winter Merch
CMAS quarter zips and toques are now available for purchase! Quarter zips are $33.00 (before tax and shipping) and toques are $17.45 (before tax and shipping). You can view the products and purchase them here: https://shopaccentlogos.com/collections/carleton-student-engineering-soceity
Bentley completes its first reverse-engineered 1929 Blower
By Loz Blain
Bentley is 40,000 man-hours into its painstaking reverse-engineered, laser-scanned copy of the 1929 Bentley Blower, and has just announced the completion of “car zero” – the master prototype from which 12 “Continuation Series” cars will be built.
Read more here: https://newatlas.com/automotive/bentley-blower-continuation-car-zero/
MAE CAD competition voting
Submissions are in! It is now time to vote for your favorite redesign of The Thing! Designs can be found here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B03_tpZAN0AafkNYRXU5cTJyYlg1MjhIMVZXMVBYdWJyVXJsRnlyQVR2TFVJQjVPeHFoNlU?usp=sharing
Vote here: https://forms.gle/3trtsDq9k4uszoMk6
Voting closes Monday at 23:59. Thank you to everyone who participated!
Entire Boston Dynamics robot line-up dances in the new year
By Rich Haridy
Boston Dynamics is sending off 2020 with its most impressive robot video to date – showing off its entire range dancing to the classic song “Do You Love Me?”. The fun video offers the first glimpse at two Atlas robots working together while also highlighting just how quickly this technology is developing.
Read more at https://newatlas.com/robotics/entire-boston-dynamics-robot-dances-spot-atlas-handle/
Industry Night Tickets
Industry night tickets are now open to everyone! This is a great opportunity to speak with potential employers and widen your network of professional contacts for the future. Industry Night will be taking place virtually on Wednesday, January 13th, 2020. Ticket prices: -Regular Admissions: $5 -Regular Admission + Resume Package: $10 -If you purchase the resume package then your resume will be included in a folder with all the other resumes that will be sent to each of the industry night representatives. We are lucky to have representatives from the following companies attending Industry Night: -MHI RJ Aviation Group -Obruta Space Solution -Telesat -MMIST -Honeywell -Lockheed Martin -SRS Aero -Planet -SimuTech Group -NRC Aerospace -CASI -MDS Aero -KF Aerospace -Kennametal -Protocase If you would attend please fill out this form: https://forms.gle/AQtrw63w9HxwSRnn6 There is a limited number of spots, so be sure to purchase your tickets quickly! If you have any questions concerning Industry Night feel free to stop by any of the CMAS Executive’s office hours on the 3300 Block Discord to ask 🙂 You can also email email@example.com.
Hydrogen-powered VTOL drone flies for 3.5 hours
By Ben Coxworth
VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) drones are quite versatile, as they combine the vertical flight of a helicopter with the fast and efficient forward flight of a fixed-wing airplane. This one features an extended range, thanks to a fuel cell power system.
Read more here: https://newatlas.com/drones/hydrogen-powered-vtol-drone/
Airbus’ head of urban air mobility talks CityAirbus, Vahana and the timeline to air taxi operations
By Gerrard Cowan
Airbus is taking a growing interest in the eVTOL and wider urban air mobility (UAM) market. Its direct work in the area includes the development of the Vahana single-seat demonstrator, which took its final test flight at the Pendleton unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) range in Oregon in the U.S. in November 2019. The OEM’s major focus is now the CityAirbus, a four-seat demonstrator that performed its first take-off in May 2019.
Joerg Mueller, head of UAM at Airbus, spoke to eVTOL.com about the company’s recent work in the domain and his thoughts on the broader potential of the market.
Read more at: https://evtol.com/q-and-a/airbus-uam-head-joerg-muller/
We are happy to announce that CMAS’s 28th annual Industry Night will be taking place virtually on Wednesday, January 13th, 2021. Industry night is a chance to speak with potential employers and widen your network of professional contacts for the future. Industry night tickets will be going on sale to 3rd years and up on Sunday, December 6th. Tickets will open up to first and second years on Sunday, December 13th. There is a limited number of spots, so be sure to purchase your tickets quickly! Buy your tickets here: https://forms.gle/AQtrw63w9HxwSRnn6
-Regular Admissions: $5
-Regular Admission + Resume Package: $10
If you purchase the resume package then your resume will be included in a folder with all the other resumes that will be sent to each of the industry night representatives.
If you have any questions concerning Industry Night feel free to stop by any of the CMAS Executive’s office hours on the 3300 Block Discord to ask. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.