Drexel TPED Team Wins 1st at Ryerson Invitational Competition
Members of Drexel TPED traveled to Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada to compete against other teams from Cornell, Waterloo, Guelph, and Ryerson Universities in three theme park engineering design challenges. Challenges included a roller coaster design challenge using No Limits, a creative design challenge retrofitting a carousel, and a academic challenge creating an amusement industry engineering curriculum that can be adopted by universities. While in Canada, the participants received a behind the scenes tour of Canada's Wonderland Theme Park, and got ride to several attractions including the Premier launched Backlot Stunt Coaster, B&M Giga Coaster Leviathan, a historic PTC Carousel, and the parks newest dark ride: Guardian.
This was the first Theme Park Design Competition hosted by Ryerson University. We are more than honored to be the first winners ever for this competition!
On competition day, the Drexel Team won 1ST Place as the Overall Competition winner, and received high praise from industry leaders including Steve Blum - Chief Engineer & Vice President of Universal Parks & Resorts, Mark Stepanian - Project Engineer for Premier Rides, and other industry leaders from Forrec Entertainment, Ryerson THRILL Lab, and the TEA.