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Advanced Engineering Design Lab (AEDL)

Friday, April 2nd at 5:00pm

Students holding a rocket part of OLVT Team

The Advanced Engineering Design Lab is a joint venture between Virginia Tech’s College of Engineering and the Aerospace and Ocean Engineering department. The facility houses 9 undergraduate design teams in the areas of rocketry, robotics, drone technology, aircraft technology, and turbine energy. AEDL teams travel to many parts of the United States to compete in world class engineering design events. The Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Department has been instrumental in spearheading the initiative that has made the AEDL a reality. The AOE department provides 100% funding for space rental expenses and equipment procurement. All college and university majors, in addition to AOE students, are encouraged to participate in the team activities taking place at the facility. Teams include: Mars Ice Challenge, Mars Madness, NASA Student Launch Initiative, Orbital Launch Vehicle Team, Rocketry@VT, RockSat-X, SEDs Rocketry, Wind Turbine Team, and 3D Printed Aircraft Team.