Schulich AeroDesign

Schulich AeroDesign

Schulich AeroDesign

An Aerospace Club at the University of Calgary

About Us

Schulich Aerodesign at the University of Calgary is a team run by undergraduate students devoted to building a community focused on developing a space for like-minded students interested in aerospace engineering and aviation. We aim...
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Competition

The SAE Aero Design competition is designed to provide engineering students with a real-life engineering challenge in the aerospace field. The competition revolves around exposing students to the situations engineering professionals face in the typical...
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Community Outreach

Our goal is not only to enrich students’ lives with knowledge about aerospace but also the general community. Schulich Aerodesign will continue to strive to make a difference in the local community by getting involved...
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About Us

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Schulich Aerodesign at the University of Calgary is a team run by undergraduate students devoted to building a community focused on developing a space for like-minded students interested in aerospace engineering and aviation.

We aim to design and build an RC controlled aircraft which competes in the annual SAE Aero Design Collegiate Design Series.

Mission
Providing our members with opportunities for career and personal
development while also supporting campus and community initiatives to create an
environment dedicated to learning and applying Aerospace Engineering principles.
Vision

Our vision is to be a competitive team annually at the SAE Aero Design competition and improving our placement year after year. By increasing the awareness of Aerospace Engineering and its vast applications at the University of Calgary, we can continue to bring together a strong, dedicated and competitive group of students every year.

Did you know

Schulich Aerodesign is a student club that is apart of the aerospace network at the University of Calgary.

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Competition

The SAE Aero Design competition is designed to provide engineering students with a real-life engineering challenge in the aerospace field. The competition revolves around exposing students to the situations engineering professionals face in the typical work environment. Within this competition, our members find themselves performing trade studies and holding design reviews to create a design which both meets competition criteria and excels in the scoring rubric.

The three scoring criteria are based upon the team’s performance in the design report, presentation and flight score. The design report is intended to help students develop strong technical writing skills. The presentation promotes the development of good verbal and written communication skills. Combined these categories make up 2/3 of the overall score and are designed to help teach the importance of interpersonal skills which are commonly overlooked by students and new graduates in an engineering workplace.

SAE Aero Design features three classes for competition: Micro, Regular and Advanced class. Our team participates mostly with the regular class. The objective of the regular class is to maximize payload. As a heavy lift class, the biggest design considerations are made around building a light plane that simultaneously can consistently lift a large payload around a flight track. This class restricts the use of composite materials and combustion motors, making this a challenging and thought-provoking design project.

Community Outreach

Our goal is not only to enrich students’ lives with knowledge about aerospace but also the general community. Schulich Aerodesign will continue to strive to make a difference in the local community by getting involved in the university, with schools and with other relevant organizations. Through community outreach, we plan on helping introduce current university students to the different way’s aerospace engineering impacts our daily lives. Furthermore, we also plan on exposing the younger population to engineering as a future career path for students interested in pursuing a career in a STEM field.

Engineering is a discipline which requires the professionals who practice it to not only be competent in their technical abilities but also in their professional. At Schulich Aerodesign, we believe in supporting professional development and acknowledge the importance of leadership, communication and other key interpersonal skills.

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