The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, Ind.), and Missouri University of Science and Technology, (Rolla, Mo.) were named the winners of ASME’s Human Powered Vehicle East competition, which took place in early May at the Central Connecticut State University campus in New Britain, CT.
This marks the second year in a row that the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology team placed first in both the east and west coast HPVC competitions. This year’s team constructed a vehicle named “Ragnorok,” which won the top prize in the unrestricted class, for challenges based on utility and use. The Missouri University of Science and Technology’s vehicle, “Siren,” took first place in the restricted class, based on speed. Both team were also first place winners in their respective classes for the west coast competition, which took place last month.
“The ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge gives student engineers first-hand experience in working with a team of engineers to create useful innovations and meet challenges faced by the engineering community today,” said ASME President Amos Holt, Ph. D. “We are proud to see the level of innovation and skill represented in the teams at the HPVC competitions and look forward to their contributions to the engineering community and the world.”
Second and third place teams were also announced for both the speed and unrestricted classes of the competition. These teams included: Olin College (2nd place, speed class), University of Wisconsin, Madison (2nd place, unrestricted class), University of Toronto (3rd place, speed class) and Ohio Northern University (3rd place, unrestricted class).
– Article provided by ASME Staff.