As team Propwork from Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering prepares to make a mark at the SAE International Aero Design competition to be held in Texas, USA, starting March 8, 2019, help pours in through social media in the form crowdfunding to make their project the best in the league. Apart from these 10 engineering students, teams DJS Skylark and Onyx India from D J Sanghvi College of Engineering and K J Somaiya College of Engineering would also take part in the competition along with participants from across the world.
In a bid to get substantial monetary help for their project, Propwork made a crowdfunding request on social media for R1.5 lakh. They have already collected R37,000 and are confident of raising the rest. This amount would be over and above the R2 lakh that the college has given them for the project expenses. Ahaan Bhosale, Propwork leader, said, "Having participated in the Boeing-IIT Techfest aeromodelling competition for two years in a row, it has become more than just a hobby. We've been working on this project with help from several mentors, most whom have more than 10 years of experience in aeromodelling."