Texas Tech University

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers at Texas Tech University Hosts Fourth Annual Junkyard Wars

Amanda Bowman

April 6, 2018

Teams of Texas Tech students will compete against each other in various challenges.

WHAT: The American Society of Mechanical Engineers at Texas Tech University is hosting its fourth annual Junkyard Wars event.

WHEN: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday (April 7) and 12:30-2 p.m. Sunday (April 8)

WHERE: Reese Technology Center's Advanced Vehicle Experimental Laboratory, 9801 N. Reese Blvd., Suite 200

EVENT: Junkyard Wars is an annual event where teams of Texas Tech engineering students work together to create a device out of junkyard scrap and compete against each other in various challenges.

Five teams will learn about the challenge and build their devices on Saturday (April 7). Then, they'll put their creations to the test on Sunday (April 8).

Leading industry experts will be on hand to mentor the students as they craft their designs.

The event is sponsored by Texas Tech's Edward E. Whitacre wJr. College of Engineering, Innovative IDM, L3, Drill Quip, Valero, Oxy, Fluor, Kimberly Clarke, Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Phillips 66, ConocoPhillips, CP Chem and Exxon Mobil Corp.

CONTACT: Jeff Hanson, professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Edward E. Whitacre Jr. College of Engineering, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-8650 or j.hanson@ttu.edu