Launch Magazine Archive
Launch is produced by the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering to document the accomplishments in building our student creative inquiry teams and solving extreme technical challenges. Each year, hundreds of students participate on creative inquiry teams, K-State’s highly successful blend of undergraduate research and practice, to compete in regional, national and international events on topics ranging from wind power to unmanned aircraft. Competition organizers know the winning solutions will require innovative ideas that can be shaped to meet realistic constraints such as safety, cost or time limits, the way real-world research and development is done. These are daunting tasks and here we show how K-State students have risen to these challenges.