Cape Fear Community College Mechanical Engineering Technology students will display custom built electric bicycles they designed and constructed on April 21 from noon – 2 p.m. in the McKeithan Center on CFCC’s North Campus in Castle Hayne (4500 Blue Clay Road). The students studied bicycle science, physics, and electric bicycle technology and used their skills to create a paper design for an Ebike during their first semester in the program. The four best designs were chosen, and this semester, the students had the opportunity to build and test the Ebikes.
“The design and build of the electric bicycles requires the students to apply what they have learned in all of their classes to a real, physical project. Successful completion requires teamwork, hands-on construction, and time management to meet the deadline. These skills are important to their future employment,” said Daniel Hendrickson, CFCC’s Mechanical Engineering Technology Program Director.
The Mechanical Engineering Technology program at CFCC prepares students for employment as mechanical technicians. Graduates of the program are qualified to work in many types of manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries. For more information about CFCC’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program, visit http://cfcc.edu/engineering/met/.