Creative Inquiry Teams
What is creative inquiry?
Creative inquiry is the Carl R. Ice 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 nearly 20 creative inquiry teams to compete in regional, national and international events on topics ranging from wind power to unmanned aircraft.
Architectural Engineering Institute Design Team
The Architectural Engineering Institute Design Team competes annually to find innovative solutions to design challenges by working in multidisciplinary teams and considering how the engineered systems enhance and integrate with each other and the architecture of the building.
Associated Schools of Construction
The Associated Schools of Construction teams at K-State take part in the Associated Schools of Construction Region 4 Construction Management Competition where they apply skills learned in the classroom to real-world-type challenges. K-State has a Commercial, Design-Build, Heavy Highway and Specialty Team.
Association for Computing Machinery
The Association for Computing Machinery is the professional organization for computer scientists, and our student chapter sponsors guest speakers, programming contest and game nights.
Baja SAE Team
The Baja SAE Team designs, builds and tests a rugged, single-seat, off-road recreational vehicle for competition.
The Chem-E-Car Team competes in regional and national competitions with a model car of their own design propelled by a chemical reaction for a specified distance with a specified weight.
Concrete Canoe Team
The Concrete Canoe Team involves designing, fabricating, building and racing a canoe that is fast, agile and maneuverable -- all with concrete!
Cyber Defense Club
Cyber Defense Club members develop their cyber defense skills by hacking or counterhacking in simulated network environments to compete in national cybersecurity competitions.
Fountain Wars Team
The Fountain Wars Team applies fundamental principles of hydraulics and fluid flow to design and participate in the annual ASABE competition -- a hands-on, real-time water fountain design contest based on aesthetic display and completion of technical tasks.
Game Development Club
Club members work in interdisciplinary teams to develop computer games. The club also sponsors presentations on game programming and development, demonstrates games at K-State Open House and hosts game jams.
Hack K-State is an academic competition team that hosts the annual K-State hackathon and organizes teams to send to other hackathons.
Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Team
The Helwig Farms Quarter-Scale Tractor Team helps students gain practical experience in the design, building and testing of drive-train systems, tractor performance and manufacturing processes.
Mechanical Contractors Association of America
Mechanical Contractors Association of America offers students opportunities to attend national conferences and competitions, which provide industry-specific learning.
Powercat Motorsports is a team that conceives, designs, fabricates, develops and competes with small, Formula-style vehicles.
Robotics Competition Team
The Robotics Competition Team provides a venue for creative, inventive and industrious students to participate in robotic competitions against other universities or teams.
SAE Aero Design Team
The SAE Aero Design Team designs and builds a remote-controlled model aircraft model aircraft to fly with a maximum payload for competition.
Solar Car Club
The Solar Car Club challenges students to use solar energy in a new way. The club is currently working on a solar-powered drone as well as a humanitarian type project where the team designs systems to provide solar power to people in rural Madagascar.
Steel Bridge Team
The Steel Bridge Teamprovides hands-on, practical experience involving real-world engineering issues that stress teamwork, innovation, safety and professionalism.
Wildcat Wind Power
Wildcat Wind Power is a competition design team that builds a small-scale wind turbine as creates a business plan to sell the turbine in a real-world market. The team competes bi-annually at the Collegiate Wind Competition hosted by the United States Department of Energy.