The Advanced Vehicle Laboratory which is a fully-equipped construction facility located in the center of the campus in Building 59. The lab has been in existence for over 5 years and has an exemplary safety record. It features a milling machine, drill press, tube benders, welding and plasma cutting capability.
The chassis frame jig in the main assembly room has been used to construct 300 mph jet dragsters and will be used for the electric land speed record car design and constructed by the Eagle Works Team. The Eagle Works team uses specialized CAD work in another room of the building. The final assembly area is used to outfit the car suspension, propulsion, steering and instrumentation.
The Eagle Works Team is an extracurricular team where the students are in the beginning stages to design and construct an Electric Land Speed Record car to run at the Bonneville Salt Flats. The Eagles Works Team members apply the skills they learn in the classroom to advanced vehicles. As a result, they receive more out of their college experience. Many of the team members have gone on to use their design and assembly skills on their senior capstone engineering projects to rapidly fabricate, test, and improve designs. This has greatly benefited the capstone project results and also opened doors for the students for follow-on jobs in industry.