Product Design students build racecars


Design and Industry students built racecars for their first project of the semester. The materials used were a 16 inch sheet of metal, 20 feet of quarter-inch rod, and three in-line skates. The students in the class, taught by Laura Urquiaga, had three weeks to design and build. On Sept. 24, students presented their final product and raced.

“This is probably the funnest project because it’s really about form study and understanding the materials,” said Urquiga.  “It’s a fun class in general.  This is really the first class they have for product design majors were they are really designing something that could be in their portfolio.  There are a couple of students interested in car design, so they’re loving this.”