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Each year, university teams compete in a variety of static and dynamic events that range from oral presentations to on-road vehicle testing to communication and business tactics. These static and dynamic events are judged by industry sponsors and professionals, both throughout the year and in-person at the year-end competition.

Below includes more detail about event awards and winners:

2004-2005

  • 1st Place - University of Waterloo
  • 2nd Place - University of Akron
  • 3rd Place - Ohio State University
  • 4th Place - Virginia Tech
  • 5th Place - Pennsylvania State University
  • 6th Place - Texas Tech
  • Best Written Reports, 1st Place – University of Akron
  • Best Written Reports, 2nd Place – Virginia Tech
  • Best Written Reports, 3rd Place – University of Waterloo
  • Best Technical Presentation – University of Waterloo
  • Best Control Strategy Presentation – University of Waterloo
  • Best Project Initiation Approval Presentation, 1st Place – University of Waterloo
  • Best Project Initiation Approval Presentation, 2nd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Best Project Initiation Approval Presentation, 3rd Place – University of Akron
  • The Mathworks Crossover to Model Based Design, 1st Place – University of Waterloo
  • The Mathworks Crossover to Model Based Design, 2nd Place – Rose-Hulman Inst. of Technology
  • The Mathworks Crossover to Model Based Design, 3rd Place – Texas Tech
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation for Control Design and Simulation, 1st Place – Texas Tech
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation for Control Design and Simulation, 2nd Place – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation for Control Design and Simulation, 3rd Place – University of Waterloo
  • Freescale Semiconductor Silicon on the Move, 1st Place – University of Waterloo
  • Freescale Semiconductor Silicon on the Move, 2nd Place – Ohio State University
  • Freescale Semiconductor Silicon on the Move, 3rd Place – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Outstanding Outreach, 1st Place (tie) – University of Waterloo and Mississippi State University
  • Outstanding Outreach, 3rd Place – University of Akron
  • Outstanding Educational Outreach – University of Akron
  • Outstanding Community/Media Outreach – Mississippi State University
  • Outstanding Website – University of Waterloo
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Incoming Faculty Advisor Award – Dr. Christi Patton Luks, University of Tulsa
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Long-Term Faculty Advisor Award – Dr. Douglas Nelson, Virginia Tech

2005-2006

  • 1st Place – Virginia Tech
  • 2nd Place – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • 3rd Place – Mississippi State University
  • 4th Place – Ohio State University
  • 5th Place – Penn State University
  • 6th Place – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Best Written Technical Reports, 1st Place – Virginia Tech
  • Best Written Technical Reports, 2nd Place – Ohio State University
  • Best Written Technical Reports, 3rd Place – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Lowest Time Braking and Handling  (Dynamic Handling) – Virginia Tech
  • Best Acceleration – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best AVL DRIVE Quality – Mississippi State University
  • Lowest Regulated Tailpipe Emissions – Virginia Tech
  • Lowest Well-to-Wheels Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Mississippi State University
  • Best On-Road Energy Use – Mississippi State University
  • Lowest Well-to-Wheels Petroleum Energy Usage – Virginia Tech
  • Best Technical Presentation – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Vehicle Development Review – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Control Strategy Presentation – University of Waterloo
  • Best Realization of VTS, 1st Place – Mississippi State University
  • Best Realization of VTS, 2nd Place – Ohio State University
  • Best Realization of VTS, 3rd Place (tie) – University of Wisconsin-Madison and Virginia Tech
  • Outstanding Outreach, 1st Place  – University of Waterloo
  • Outstanding Outreach, 2nd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Outstanding Outreach, 3rd  Place  (tie)- University of Akron and Ohio State University
  • Most Improved Outreach Program – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Outstanding Educational Outreach – University of Waterloo
  • Outstanding Community Outreach – University of Waterloo
  • Outstanding PR/Media Outreach – Mississippi State University
  • Outstanding Website – University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Donald Streit Sportsmanship Award – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Best Engineering & Fabrication Workmanship – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Spirit of the Challenge – University of Waterloo
  • Outstanding Team Radar – Angelina Bellino, University of Tulsa
  • Most Improved Team (tie) – University of Tennessee, Knoxville and San Diego State University
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Incoming Faculty Advisor Award – Dr. Zac Chambers and Dr. Marc Herniter, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Long-Term Faculty Advisor Award – Dr. Glenn Bower, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • The Mathworks Crossover to Model Based Design, 1st Place – Ohio State University
  • The Mathworks Crossover to Model Based Design, 2nd Place – University of Waterloo
  • The Mathworks Crossover to Model Based Design, 3rd Place – University of Akron
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation, 1st Place – Virginia Tech
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation, 2nd Place – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation, 3rd Place – University of Tulsa
  • Freescale Semiconductor Silicon on the Move, 1st Place – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Freescale Semiconductor Silicon on the Move, 2nd Place – University of Waterloo
  • Freescale Semiconductor Silicon on the Move, 3rd Place – Penn State University
  • Challenge X Outstanding Women in Engineering Award – Jama Johnson, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Challenge X Bridging the Gap, Women in Engineering Award – Angelina Bellino, University of Akron

2006-2007

  • 1st Place – Mississippi State University
  • 2nd Place – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 3rd Place – Virginia Tech
  • 4th Place – Ohio State University
  • 5th Place – Penn State University
  • 6th Place – San Diego State University
  • Best Static Consumer Acceptability – Mississippi State University
  • Best Dynamic Consumer Acceptability (tie) – Ohio State University and University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Best Control Strategy – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Best Technical Presentation – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Best Vehicle Testing Complete Presentation – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Best Written Technical Report – Virginia Tech
  • Best Realization of VDP – Mississippi State University
  • Best Acceleration – Mississippi State University
  • Best AVL DRIVE Quality (tie) – Mississippi State University and San Diego State University
  • Best Traction Control – University of Waterloo
  • Best Trailer Tow – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Best VDTA Handling – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Best On-Road Energy Use – Mississippi State University
  • Lowest Regulated Tailpipe Emissions – University of Waterloo
  • Lowest Petroleum Energy Usage – Virginia Tech
  • Lowest Well-to-Wheel Greenhouse Gas Emissions – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Spirit of the Challenge – University of Michigan
  • Most Improved Team – University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Donald Streit Sportsmanship Award – University of Waterloo
  • Best Vehicle Appearance – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Outstanding Outreach, 1st Place – Mississippi State University
  • Outstanding Outreach, 2nd Place – University of Akron
  • Outstanding Outreach, 3rd Place – University of Waterloo
  • Outstanding PR/Media Outreach – Mississippi State University
  • Outstanding Community Outreach – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Best Sponsored Outreach Event – Ohio State University
  • Outstanding Website – University of Akron
  • Outstanding Youth Outreach – University of Waterloo
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Incoming Faculty Advisor Award – Dr. Marshall Molen, Mississippi State University
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Long-Term Faculty Advisor Award – Dr. Giorgio Rizzoni, Ohio State University
  • The Mathworks Crossover to Model Based Design, 1st Place – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • The Mathworks Crossover to Model Based Design, 2nd Place – Ohio State University
  • The Mathworks Crossover to Model Based Design, 3rd Place – University of Waterloo
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation, 1st Place – University of Tulsa
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation, 2nd Place – University of Waterloo
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation, 3rd Place – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Freescale Semiconductor Silicon on the Move, 1st Place – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Freescale Semiconductor Silicon on the Move, 2nd Place – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Freescale Semiconductor Silicon on the Move, 3rd Place – University of Akron
  • Challenge X Outstanding Women in Engineering Award – Kristina Lawyer, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

2007-2008

  • 1st Place – Mississippi State University
  • 2nd Place – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 3rd Place – Ohio State University
  • 4th Place – University of Waterloo
  • 5th Place – University of Tulsa
  • 6th Place – Penn State University
  • Best Written Technical Report – Ohio State University
  • Best ¼ Acceleration – Mississippi State University
  • Best Autocross – Penn State University
  • Best Static Consumer Acceptability – Mississippi State University
  • Best Dynamic Consumer Acceptability – Virginia Tech
  • Best Control Strategy – Ohio State University
  • Best Technical Presentation – Penn State University
  • Best AVL DRIVE Quality  – University of Waterloo
  • Best On-Road Energy Use –  Mississippi State University
  • Lowest On-Road Emissions – University of Waterloo
  • Lowest Petroleum Energy Usage – University of Waterloo
  • Lowest Well-to-Wheel Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Mississippi State University
  • Lowest Rally Energy Use - Mississippi State University
  • Best Engineering & Fabrication Workmanship – Penn State University
  • Spirit of the Challenge – University of California, Davis
  • Most Improved Team – University of Texas at Austin
  • Dr. Donald Streit Sportsmanship Award – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Best Vehicle Appearance – Penn State
  • Outstanding Outreach, 1st Place – University of Waterloo
  • Outstanding Outreach, 2nd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Outstanding Outreach, 3rd Place – Ohio State University
  • Best Social Outreach – University of Texas at Austin
  • Best Innovative Outreach – Mississippi State University
  • Special Outreach Recognition – Michigan Technological University
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Incoming Faculty Advisor Award – Gary Neal, Penn State University
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Long-Term Faculty Advisor Award – Dr. Tim Maxwell, Texas Tech University
  • Spirit of Education – Dr. David Irick, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • The Mathworks Crossover to Model Based Design, 1st Place – Ohio State University  Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • The Mathworks Crossover to Model Based Design, 2nd Place – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • The Mathworks Crossover to Model Based Design, 3rd Place – University of Waterloo
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation, 1st Place – Texas Tech University
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation, 2nd Place – University of Tulsa
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation, 3rd Place – University of Waterloo
  • Freescale Semiconductor Silicon on the Move, 1st Place – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology  University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Freescale Semiconductor Silicon on the Move, 2nd Place – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Freescale Semiconductor Silicon on the Move, 3rd Place – Ohio State
  • Lyn St. James Rookie Women in Engineering Award – Jenna Grantham, Mississippi State University
  • Lyn St. James Women in Engineering Award – Rebecca Winer, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology