Lighter than air

Lighter than Air competition

Thirty six student teams designed and created "lighter than air" vehicles in professor Richard Wlezien's aerospace engineering introductory classes. The final projects were showcased in a Dec. 7 fly-off in the Howe Hall atrium. Teams were judged on the construction of their aircraft, and how the aircraft performed required tasks on an obstacle course. A video recap of the daylong event is online. Photo by Bob Elbert.