- The BIC isn’t just a place for people who are experienced builders and tinkerers. We host classes where you can learn the hands-on skills you need to make the inventions and projects you’re dreaming of. Some of our training opportunities include classes in welding, machining, and hand forging, and general shop practices and safety.
- Students also use the BIC for senior design projects and competition teams. Keep scrolling to learn more about these and other opportunities to practice innovation.
Where Innovation Meets Application
The Branam Innovation Center is a hub of activity for student teams, humanitarian design projects and other opportunities for hands-on work. Find out more about the one-of-a-kind collaborative environment at the BIC.
Whether you’re into combat robots, race cars, or humanitarian design, you’ll find a team or club that fits you. Check out some of the groups that call the BIC home.
The Rose ChemE Car team competes in the AiCHE ChemE Car competition by designing a shoe-box sized car that runs on a chemical energy source.
They make everything from the concrete mix, the reinforcement within the concrete, to the shape of the canoe itself before competing each year in the ASCE Great Lakes Competition.
The Design-Build-Fly team competes in annual international student design competitions. Over the years, the team has successfully created aircraft to serve as: a platform for multiple sensors, a reconfigurable short field transport, and an unmanned surveillance/attack aircraft.
Each year the HPV team builds a vehicle from scratch for the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ Human Powered Vehicle Challenge competitions.
Want to use your abilities to make a difference in the lives of others AND get course credit for it? Make It Happen is a unique program that allows you to do just that—as early as your freshman year!
Maybe you like to build things, or maybe you’re hungry for hands-on experience. Maker Lab club will give you access to the space, tools, and knowledge you need.
The NXP Cup team competes with a small-scale autonomous vehicle to finish a random multi-turn racetrack as quickly as possible.
This multidisciplinary team strives for the highest mileage when competing in the Shell Eco-Marathon each year. Their team record is a whopping 1972 mpg.
The members of RoseGPE put their skills to the test as they design and build open-wheeled race cars for the Formula SAE competition.
Each year, this club designs and fabricates a new bridge which is judged on aesthetics, strength, weight, and construction time at the ASCE Great Lakes Conference.
Gearheads unite! Team Rose Motorsports is the place for wrenching on your own car or working on a club vehicle to prepare for autocross and other competitions.
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success.