Student Competition Center
The Student Competition Center is a building at Georgia Tech
Georgia Institute of Technology
The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States...

, also known as the Mechanical Engineering Research Building or the "Tin Building," is home to GT Offroad, RoboJackets
RoboJackets is a group of Georgia Tech students, faculty, and alumni that aims to enhance the understanding of the field of robotics and its applications as well as to increase of the number of students exposed to it...

, GT Motorsports, and Wreck Racing
Wreck Racing
Wreck Racing is a Georgia Tech automotive competition team, based in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. The team is composed of undergraduate and graduate students from the various schools within GA Tech and is based in the Student Competition Center on the North edge of Tech's Atlanta...

. The building, operated by the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical engineering
Mechanical engineering is a discipline of engineering that applies the principles of physics and materials science for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. It is the branch of engineering that involves the production and usage of heat and mechanical power for the...

, provides teams with the necessary facilities to participate in their respective competitions.


The building, originally built as a temporary structure, opened in 1941. During its long history it has served as a manufacturing plant for Sherman tanks during World War II, laboratory, and as offices for the school of mechanical engineering. In the past the building was also home to the Solar Jackets and an aerial team. It was announced that the "Tin" building, as it is affectionately called by students, will be destroyed to make room for a small lawn and sidewalk. The construction of the Clough Undergraduate Learning Center will temporarily keep students from taking the normal route to classes, and the sidewalk is to be used as a detour. The teams that it currently houses will be moved to a location off campus.

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