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Aircraft, Chemical & Biomedical

Mars Colony

About the Team

The UBC Concrete Toboggan team provides students with an opportunity to practice the technical skills that they have learned in their classes, while improving their teamwork and project planning skills, in a supportive atmosphere. Technical experience includes concrete design, steel design, construction safety, and lab techniques. Nontechnical experience includes teamwork, organization, communication, and scheduling. This could come from planning activities, writing reports, calling meetings, coordinating with event organizers, and more. These non-technical skills are especially important for team members that choose to take on a lead planning or design role. The multi-disciplinary team is made up of a variety of sub-teams, who work together to design and construct the final toboggan.

Nature of Activity

  • Internal - Research Publication; Prototyping;
  • External - Conference Presentation

Time Commitment

5 hours minimum, in-person every Saturday (Operations subteam time-commitment is reduced to 2 in-person hours)

Application Deadlines

  • Term 1 recruitment (last week of August - end of 2nd week of September)
  • occasional Term 2 recruitment (first two weeks of January)
  • occasional Summer recruitment (first two weeks of May)
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