Human-powered sub competition an education in itself

04/22/2013 | ASME.org

Engineering student Chris Nunes says he's getting a lot more than an ocean engineering degree out of his education by competing in contests for human-powered submarines. "I have learned everything from 3D CAD modeling to team skills, [including] fluid dynamics, mechanical intuition, hardware specification, working with fiberglass, coordinating building efforts, communicating more effectively, working within a budget, general problem solving and mainly the exposure to actually getting things done," Nunes said as he prepares for the 12th International Submarine Races.

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