ecocar EcoCAR The Next Challenge

Each year, university teams compete in a variety of static and dynamic events that range from oral presentations to on-road vehicle testing to communications 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:

2008-2009

  • 1st Place Overall – Ohio State University
  • 2nd Place Overall – University of Victoria
  • 3rd Place Overall – Mississippi State University
  • 4th Place Overall – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 5th Place Overall – University of Waterloo
  • 6th Place Overall – Virginia Tech
  • Best Written Design Report – Ohio State University
  • Best Technical Reports, 1st Place – University of Victoria
  • Best Technical Reports, 2nd Place – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Best Technical Reports, 3rd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Best Overall Safety Award – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • HIL Evaluation Event, 1st Place – Ohio State University
  • HIL Evaluation Event, 2nd Place – University of Victoria
  • HIL Evaluation Event, 3rd Place – University of Waterloo
  • Mechanical Systems Presentation – Mississippi State University
  • Controls Event Presentation – Ohio State University
  • Project Initiation Approval Presentation – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Electrical Systems Presentation - University of Victoria
  • Best Trade Show Display and Presentation - Ohio State University
  • Best Overall Business Program - Ohio State University
  • Outstanding Outreach, 1st Place – Ohio State University
  • Outstanding Outreach, 2nd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Outstanding Outreach, 3rd Place – Pennsylvania State University
  • Best Social Networking – Pennsylvania State University
  • Best Communications Plan - Ohio State University
  • Best Media Relations Program - University of Victoria
  • Best Website - Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Best Education Program – Texas Tech University
  • Best Technical Success Story - Ohio State University
  • Spirit of Outreach – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Creation Promotion of EcoCAR – Mississippi State University
  • Ron Stence Spirit of the Challenge – North Carolina State University
  • Dr. Donald Streit Sportsmanship Award – Pennsylvania State University
  • Team to Watch Award – West Virginia University
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Graphical Design Award, 1st Place – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Graphical Design Award, 2nd Place – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Graphical Design Award, 3rd Place – Georgia Tech
  • Freescale Silicon on the Move Award, 1st Place – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Freescale Silicon on the Move Award, 2nd Place – Georgia Tech
  • Freescale Silicon on the Move Award, 3rd Place – Ohio State University
  • The MathWorks Modeling Award, 1st Place – University of Victoria
  • The MathWorks Modeling Award, 2nd Place – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • The MathWorks Modeling Award, 3rd Place – University of Waterloo
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award, 1st Place – Ohio State University
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award, 2nd Place – University of Waterloo
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award, 3rd Place – University of Victoria
  • BOSCH Diversity in Engineering Award, 1st Place – Ohio State University
  • BOSCH Diversity in Engineering Award, 2nd Place – Missouri Science & Technology
  • BOSCH Diversity in Engineering Award, 3rd Place – University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Long-Term Faculty Award – Dr. Doug Nelson, Virginia Tech
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Incoming Faculty Advisor Award – Dr. Darris White, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation, Rookie of the Year Award – Samantha Hazell, University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation, Women in Engineering Award – Nicole Lambiase,  Jeanette Barott, Jennifer Haytt, Nikki Puschacz, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

2009-2010

  • 1st Place Overall – Mississippi State University
  • 2nd Place Overall – Virginia Tech
  • 3rd Place Overall – Pennsylvania State University
  • 4th Place Overall – University of Victoria
  • 5th Place Overall – Ohio State University
  • 6th Place Overall – University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Overall Safety Award – Virginia Tech
  • Best Technical Report (tie) – Pennsylvania State University and University of Victoria
  • HIL Evaluation Event, 1st Place – Ohio State University
  • HIL Evaluation Event, 2nd Place- Virginia Tech
  • HIL Evaluation Event, 3rd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Mechanical Systems Presentation – Mississippi State University
  • Electrical Systems Presentation – Virginia Tech
  • Controls Event Presentation – Mississippi State University
  • Vehicle Design Review – Mississippi State University
  • Static Consumer Acceptability – Virginia Tech
  • Dynamic Consumer Acceptability – Ohio State University
  • Best Lane Change (tie) – Pennsylvania State University and University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • Best 0-60 MPH Acceleration – Mississippi State University
  • AVL DRIVE Quality Award – Pennsylvania State University
  • Best 60-0 MPH Braking – Virginia Tech
  • Best Autocross – Mississippi State University
  • Lowest Fuel Consumption – Mississippi State University
  • Lowest Fuel Consumption Runner Up – Pennsylvania State University
  • Lowest Tailpipe Emissions – Mississippi State University
  • Lowest Tailpipe Emissions Runner Up (tie) – Virginia Tech and Pennsylvania State University
  • Lowest Well-to-Wheel Greenhouse Gas – Mississippi State University
  • Lowest Well-to-Wheel Greenhouse Gas Runner Up – Pennsylvania State University
  • Lowest Petroleum Energy Usage – Mississippi State University
  • Lowest Petroleum Energy Usage Runner Up – Virginia Tech
  • Outreach Program, 1st Place – Mississippi State University
  • Outreach Program, 2nd Place – Ohio State University
  • Outreach Program, 3rd Place – Pennsylvania State University 
  • Best Team Website Presentation – Mississippi State University
  • Best Final Outreach Presentation – Mississippi State University
  • Best Sponsor Success Story – Ohio State University
  • Best Social Media Program – Mississippi State University
  • Best Media Relations Program – Mississippi State University
  • Best Education Program - Mississippi State University
  • Creative Promotion of EcoCAR  Mississippi State University
  • Spirit of Outreach Award – University of Victoria 
  • Best Collaboration with a Clean Cities Coalition – Ohio State University 
  • Most Improved Team – North Carolina State University 
  • Best Vehicle Appearance – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Best Engineering & Fabrication Workmanship – University of Waterloo
  • Ron Stence Spirit of the Challenge Award – University of Victoria
  • Dr. Donald Streit Sportsmanship Award – University of Victoria 
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Graphical Design Award, 1st Place – Virginia  Tech
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Graphical Design Award, 2nd Place – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Graphical Design Award, 3rd Place – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Freescale Silicon on the Move Award – Ohio State University 
  • The MathWorks Modeling Award, 1st Place – Ohio State University
  • The MathWorks Modeling Award, 2nd Place – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • The MathWorks Modeling Award, 3rd Place – Mississippi State University
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award, 1st Place – Ohio State University
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award, 2nd Place – Mississippi State University
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award, 3rd Place – University of Victoria
  • BOSCH Diversity in Engineering Award, 1st Place – Missouri Science & Technology
  • BOSCH Diversity in Engineering Award, 2nd Place – University of Ontario Institute of Technology
  • BOSCH Diversity in Engineering Award, 3rd Place – Ohio State University
  • A123 Systems Award, 1st Place – Mississippi State University
  • A123 Systems Award, 2nd Place – Pennsylvania State University
  • A123 Systems Award, 3rd Place – University of Victoria
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Long-Term Faculty Award – Dr. Roydon Fraser, University of Waterloo
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Incoming Faculty Advisor Award – Dr. Zuomin Dong and Dr. Curran Crawford, University of Victoria
  • Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation, Rookie of the Year Award – Michigan Technological University
  • Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation, Women in Engineering Award – Beth Bezaire, Ohio State University

2010-2011

  • 1st Place Overall – Virginia Tech
  • 2nd Place Overall – Ohio State University
  • 3rd Place Overall – University of Waterloo
  • 4th Place Overall – Pennsylvania State University
  • 5th Place Overall – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • 6th Place Overall – Mississippi State University
  • Best Lange Change – West Virginia University
  • Shortest 60-0 MPH Braking Distance – Virginia Tech
  • Fastest High Speed Passby Maneuver –Mississippi State University
  • Best Autocross Time – Pennsylvania State University 
  • Best Autocross “Fun Run” Time – Patrick Walsh, Virginia Tech
  • Fastest Acceleration 0-60 MPH – University of Victoria
  • Fastest Acceleration 50-70 MPH – University of Victoria
  • Best AVL Drive Quality (tie): Pennsylvania State University and Virginia Tech
  • Best Static Consumer Acceptability  – Mississippi State University
  • Best Vehicle Testing Complete Presentation –  Virginia Tech
  • Best Dynamic Consumer Acceptability – Virginia Tech
  • Best Technical Presentation – Mississippi State University
  • Best Controls Presentation – The Ohio State University
  • Lowest Fuel Consumption – Virginia Tech
  • Lowest Fuel Consumption Runner Up – Pennsylvania State University 
  • Lowest Petroleum Energy Use – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Lowest Petroleum Energy Use Runner Up – Virginia Tech
  • Lowest Well to Wheel Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Penn State
  • Well to Wheel Greenhouse Gas Emissions Runner Up – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Lowest Tailpipe Emissions – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Lowest Tailpipe Emissions Runner Up – Virginia Tech
  • Overall Outreach, 1st Place – University of Waterloo
  • Overall Outreach 2nd Place – Ohio State University
  • Overall Outreach, 3rd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Best Collaboration with a Clean Cities Coalition – Ohio State University
  • Best Collaboration with a Clean Cities Coalition, Special Recognition – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Best Website – University of Victoria
  • Best Sponsor Success Story – University of Waterloo
  • Best Social Media Program – Ohio State University
  • Best Creative Promotion of EcoCAR – Mississippi State University
  • Spirit of Outreach – Penn State
  • Best Media Relations Program – University of Waterloo
  • Best Consumer Campaign – University of Waterloo
  • Best Influencer Campaign – Mississippi State University
  • Best Outreach Presenter – Rachel Dobroth, Virginia Tech
  • Best Final Outreach Presentation – University of Waterloo
  • Dr. Donald Streit Sportsmanship Award – Mississippi State University
  • Most Improved Team – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Ron Stence Spirit of the Challenge Award – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Editor’s Pick Award – Pennsylvania State University
  • Best Vehicle Appearance – Georgia Tech
  • Best Engineering Fabrication & Workmanship – University of Victoria
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Graphical Design Award, 1st Place – Virginia  Tech
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Graphical Design Award, 2nd Place – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Graphical Design Award, 3rd Place – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Freescale Innovation Award – Ohio State University 
  • The MathWorks Modeling Award, 1st Place – University of Victoria
  • The MathWorks Modeling Award, 2nd Place – Ohio State University
  • The MathWorks Modeling Award, 3rd Place – Mississippi State University
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award, 1st Place – University of Victoria
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award, 2nd Place – Ohio State University
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award, 3rd Place – Texas Tech University
  • BOSCH Diversity in Engineering Award, 1st Place – Ohio State University
  • BOSCH Diversity in Engineering Award, 2nd Place – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • BOSCH Diversity in Engineering Award, 3rd Place – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • A123 Systems Battery Workmanship Award, 1st Place – Mississippi State University
  • A123 Systems Battery Workmanship Award, 2nd Place – Virginia Tech
  • A123 Systems Battery Workmanship Award, 3rd Place – University of Victoria
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Long-Term Faculty Award – Dr. Marshall Molen, Mississippi State University
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Incoming Faculty Advisor Award – Dr. Shawn Midlam-Mohler, Ohio State University
  • Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation, Rookie of the Year Award – Katerina Pecinsovsky, Virginia Tech
  • Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation, Women in Engineering Award – Katherine Bovee, Ohio State University