Victor E. may be cutest live mascot out of all the CSU’s. He is always swarmed for photos, and he certainly loves the camera. However, for some, bending down so low to take a photo with our beloved little bulldog can be particularly difficult.
That’s where you come in! The Victor E. handlers are collaborating with the Lyles College of Engineering to challenge Fresno State students of any major to design and build a collapsible platform/stage for our little bulldog. The stage must allow Victor E. to sit and lay down, and elevate him, making it easier for people to take photos while standing by his side, especially the elderly. The stage also must be easily transportable.
Contestants must design and build a lightweight, portable stage 2’x3’ and 30” tall and compatible for vehicle storage. It must weigh a maximum of 20-pounds and hold a maximum of 80 pounds.
The first deadline is Nov. 15 for the contest which is open to Fresno State students. $1,000 cash prize money for the winner, or winning team.
The winning stage will be showcased during Fresno State’s Vintage Days, April 20-22.
Students will work with Dr. The Nguyen, Assistant Professor of mechanical engineering in the Lyles College, on final design and fabrication of the stage January-April. The stage will also be displayed at the Lyles College of Engineering’s Projects Day, May 8.
For more information, check out the Victor E. Design Challenge page.
Wednesday, November 15: Deadline to submit three-page design narrative
Friday, December 1: Five Student/Team Finalists Announced
Friday, December 8: Design Challenge Presentations with Panel of Judges. 1 to 3 p.m. at the Smittcamp Alumni House in Whitten room.
December 11-14 (Finals Week): Winner(s) Announced!
January through April: Design & Fabrication with Dr. The Nguyen
April 20-22: Introduction of stage with Victor E. Bulldog III at Fresno State’s Vintage Days
Tuesday, May 8: Showcase stage with Victor E. Bulldog III at Lyles College of Engineering’s 11th Annual Projects Day
Questions or more information, please contact:
Dr. The Nguyen
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Lyles College of Engineering