Mechanical Engineering Department: Student Competition on Relevant Engineering Records 1973-1977
Archives 69

Summary Information

Repository
Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries
Title
Mechanical Engineering Department: Student Competition on Relevant Engineering Records
ID
Archives 69
Date [inclusive]
1973-1977
General Physical Description note
approximate 750 items  1 linear feet  2 containers
Abstract
Contains papers which pertain to the competition, and a final report published by SCORE; reports, photographs, publication notebooks, student project data, student project evaluation forms, routes to Richland, Washington, and phone numbers connected with the ERA-II competition.

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Historical Sketch:

The student Competition on Relevant Engineering (SCORE) was established in 1971 by engineers in colleges and universities to sponsor national intercollegiate engineering design/hardware fabrication competitions. SCORE grew out of the Clear Air Car Race of 1970 which was one of the first project-oriented approaches to engineering. Two subsequent competitions sponsored by SCORE were Students against Fires (1973-1975), and the 1976-1977 Energy Resource Alternatives (ERA I and ERA II). Washington State University first participated in a SCORE competition during the 1973-1974 school year. The Department of Mechanical Engineering sponsored a team of students who took part in the Students Against Fires competition. During the next few years, Washington State University became much more active in the organization and hosted the 1977 Summer Symposium at Richland, Washington. SCORE's membership is international in nature, and it extends invitations to qualified high school groups to participate in the competitions.

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Arrangement note

This collection is arranged in two series. The first series deals with the Washington State University Mechanical Engineering Department's role in the 1973-1974 Students Against Fires competition. These materials contain the papers of the WSU department which pertain to the competition, and a final report published by SCORE.

The second series deals with the Energy Resource Alternatives-II competition sponsored by the WSU Department of Mechanical Engineering- This series contains reports, photographs, publication notebooks, student project data, student project evaluation forms, routes to Richland, Washington, and phone numbers and addresses of participants and others connected with the ERA-II competition. The majority of the material comes from the years 1975-1977. The series is arranged alphabetically by subject.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Manuscripts, Archives, and Special Collections, Washington State University Libraries

http://www.wsulibs.wsu.edu/masc
Terrell Library
P.O. Box 645610
Pullman, WA, 99164-5610
509-335-6691
mascref@wsu.edu

Conditions Governing Access note

The Collection is open for research use.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

The records of the Student Competition on Relevant Engineering were transferred to the University Archives, Washington State University, in October 1978 (UA 78-36).

Processing Information note

The collection was processed by Andrew J. Gregg in May 1981.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Student Competitions on Relevant Engineering, Inc.--Archives
  • Washington State University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering--Competitions--Archival resources
  • Washington State University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Student Competitions on Relevant Engineering--Archives
  • Washington State University. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. Student Competitions on Relevant Engineering--Records and correspondence

Subject(s)

  • Colleges and Universities
  • Mechanical engineering--Competitions--Research
  • Washington (State)

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Collection Inventory

 1 Students Against Fires 

Box Folder

Final Report 1974   1.0 item

1 1

Students Against Fires 1973-1974   150.0 items

1 2

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 2 Energy Resouce Alternatives - II 

Box Folder

Addresses and Phone Numbers n.d.   1.0 item

1 3

Final Report 1975   1.0 item

1 4

Photographs 1977   20.0 items

1 5

Publication Notebook 

Box Folder

 1974-1975   100.0 items

1 6

 1975-1976   100.0 items

1 7

 1976-1977   100.0 items

1 8
Box Folder

Routes to Richland 1977   15.0 items

1 9

Student Project Data 

Box Folder

Computer Data n.d.   1.0 item

1 10

Final Test Results 1977   50.0 items

1 11

Job Costs Reports 1977   50.0 items

1 12

Student Project Evaluation Forms 1977 

Box Folder

Economics 1977   10.0 items

1 13

Innovations 1977   75.0 items

1 14

Marketability 1977   75.0 items

1 15

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