For 2021, UMATT participated in the Virtual ASABE ¼ scale tractor competition which ran May 24-30, 2021 and consisted of Reports, Presentations, Defence of Design and Design Judging components. The competition in-person events, such as Durability, Maneuverability, and Pulling, ran unscored due to the Covid-19 pandemic and allowed many teams like UMATT to compete in this year’s events.
Five (5) team members, Andrew Savignac (Vice Design Electrical), Douglas McMillan (Design Chair), Katherine Gledson (Co-Captain), Svan Bazin, and Owen Darrach (Co-Captain) conducted the presentations. With the assistance of other UMATT members throughout the year, we were able to complete the reports and finalize components to optimize our design. These team members also included Andrew Vandendorpe, Connor Litwin, James Tully, Rita Kaka, and Stephane LeHeight. The team’s faculty advisor was Dr. Don Petkau from Biosystems Engineering.
UMATT came in first in the overall event as well as the following subcategories: design report, design presentation, and design judging (which judges manufacturability, serviceability, and testing & development).