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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 communications and business execution. 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:

 

2011-2012

  • 1st Place – Mississippi State University
  • 2nd Place –Ohio State University
  • 3rd Place –University of Waterloo
  • 4th Place – Virginia Tech
  • 5th Place – University of Washington
  • 6th Place – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Best Winter Workshop Controller HIL Evaluation, 1st Place – Purdue University
  • Best Winter Workshop Controller HIL Evaluation, 2nd Place (tie) – Colorado State University and Ohio State University
  • Best Design Reports, 1st Place – University of Waterloo
  • Best Design Reports, 2nd Place – Virginia Tech
  • Best Design Reports, 3rd Place –  Mississippi State University
  • Best Facility Inspection – Mississippi State University
  • Best Final Technical Report – Mississippi State University
  • Best Project Initiation Approval Presentation, 1st Place– Mississippi State University
  • Best Project Initiation Approval Presentation, 2nd Place – Ohio State University
  • Best Project Initiation Approval Presentation, 3rd Place – University of Waterloo
  • Best Controls Presentation, 1st Place – Mississippi State University
  • Best Controls Presentation, 2nd Place – Purdue University
  • Best Controls Presentation, 3rd Place – The Ohio State University
  • Best Electrical Presentation, 1st Place – University of Washington
  • Best Electrical Presentation, 2nd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Best Electrical Presentation, 3rd Place – Penn State University
  • Best Mechanical Presentation, 1st Place – University of Victoria
  • Best Mechanical Presentation, 2nd Place – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Best Mechanical Presentation, 3rd Place – Penn State University
  • Best Final Controller HIL Evaluation, 1st Place – Ohio State University
  • Best Final Controller HIL Evaluation, 2nd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Best Final Controller HIL Evaluation, 3rd Place – Purdue University
  • Outreach Program, 1st Place – University of Waterloo
  • Outreach Program, 2nd Place – Pennsylvania State University
  • Outreach Program, 3rd Place – The Ohio State University
  • Best Media Relations Program – Mississippi State University
  • Best Overall Public Outreach Program –Mississippi State University
  • Spirit of Outreach – University of Washington
  • Best Creative Promotion – The Ohio State University
  • Best Sponsor Collaboration – University of Waterloo
  • Best Youth Education Presentation – Virginia Tech
  • Best Communication Plan – University of Waterloo
  • Best Website – Pennsylvania State University
  • Best Clean Cities Collaboration – Pennsylvania State University
  • Best Trade Show Evaluation, 1st Place – Mississippi State University
  • Best Trade Show Evaluation, 2nd Place – The Ohio State University
  • Best Trade Show Evaluation, 3rd Place – Virginia Tech
  • Editor’s Pick Award – University of Washington
  • Best Year One Business Program Execution –University of Waterloo
  • Best Three Year-Business Plan –University of Waterloo
  • Best Business Program, 3rd Place – Ohio State University
  • Best Business Program, 2nd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Best Business Program, 1st Place – University of Waterloo
  • Team to Watch Award – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Ron Stence Spirit of the Challenge Award – Wayne State University
  • Dr. Donald Streit Sportsmanship Award – Rose- Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Freescale Innovation Award, 1st Place – Virginia Tech
  • Freescale Innovation Award, 2nd Place – Purdue University
  • Freescale Innovation Award, 3rd Place – University of Victoria
  • A123 Systems Energy Storage System Design Award, 1st Place – University of Washington
  • A123 Systems Energy Storage System Design Award, 2nd Place – Mississippi State University
  • A123 Systems Energy Storage System Design Award, 3rd Place – University of Victoria
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Awards, 1st Place  –Ohio State University
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Awards, 2nd Place  – Mississippi State University
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Awards, 3rd Place – Purdue University
  • MathWorks Modeling Award, 1st Place (tie): Ohio State University and the University of Victoria
  • MathWorks Modeling Award, 3rd Place – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation Women in Engineer Awards – Amanda Hyde, Ohio State University; Rachel Wheeler, Mississippi State University; and Haley Moore, Purdue University
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Incoming Faculty Advisor – Brian Fabien, University of Washington
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Long Term Faculty Advisor – Gary Neal, Penn State University

2012-2013

  • 1st Place Overall – Penn State University
  • 2nd Place Overall – California State University – Los Angeles
  • 3rd Place Overall – Ohio State University
  • 4th Place Overall – University of Washington
  • 5th Place Overall – Mississippi State University
  • 6th Place Overall – Virginia Tech
  • Best Final Technical Report – Ohio State University
  • Best 0-60 MPH and 50-70 MPH Acceleration: Penn State University
  • Dynamic Consumer Acceptability – Penn State University
  • Best Maximum Lateral Acceleration – University of Washington
  • Best Autocross Time – Penn State University
  • Best Autocross Fun Run Time – Chris Reid of California State University, Los Angeles
  • Best AVL DRIVE Quality – Penn State University
  • Lowest Energy Consumption – University of Washington
  • Lowest Petroleum Energy Use – University of Washington
  • Lowest Well-to-Wheel Greenhouse Gas Emissions – University of Washington
  • Lowest Criteria Emissions – University of Washington
  • Best Static Consumer Acceptability – Virginia Tech
  • Best Vehicle Design Review Presentation – Mississippi State University
  • Best Controls Presentation – Mississippi State University
  • Best Mechanical Presentation – University of Victoria
  • Best Electrical Presentation – Ohio State University
  • Best Modeling & Simulation Presentation, 3rd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Best Modeling & Simulation Presentation, 2nd Place – Purdue University
  • Best Modeling & Simulation Presentation, 1st Place –  Ohio State University
  • Best Pre-Competition Safety Inspection – Cal State, Los Angeles
  • Best Progress Reports – Ohio State University
  • Communications, 1st Place – Penn State University
  • Communications, 2nd Place  – Ohio State University
  • Communications, 3rd Place – Virginia Tech
  • Best Communications Plan – Penn State University
  • Best Sponsor Collaboration Video & Blog – University of Waterloo
  • Best Media Report – Penn State University
  • Creative Promotion of EcoCAR – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Spirit of Communications – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Best Outreach Event Presentation – Mississippi State University
  • Communications, 1st Place – Penn State University
  • Business, 1st Place – Ohio State University
  • Business, 2nd Place – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Business, 3rd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Best Business Plan – Ohio State University
  • Best Sponsorship Pitch & Table Top Display – Ohio State University
  • Best Business Plan Results Report – Ohio State University
  • Best Final Business Presentation – Ohio State University
  • Spirit of Business – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Best Vehicle Appearance – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Best Fabrication and Workmanship Award – North Carolina State University
  • Most Improved Team – California State University – Los Angeles
  • Spirit of the Challenge – Colorado State University
  • Dr. Donald Streit Sportsmanship Award – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Women in Engineering Rookie – Erin Merkley, University of Waterloo
  • Women in Engineering Award – M.J. Yatsko, Ohio State University
  • Freescale Innovation Award, 3rd Place – Virginia Tech
  • Freescale Innovation Award, 2nd Place – University of Washington
  • Freescale Innovation Award, 1st Place –  University of Victoria
  • A123 Energy Storage System Integration Award, 3rd Place – Virginia Tech
  • A123 Energy Storage System Integration Award, 2nd Place – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • A123 Energy Storage System Integration Award , 1st Place – University of Washington
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award, 3rd Place (tied) – Penn State and Embry-Riddle
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award, 2nd Place – Virginia Tech
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award, 1st Place – Mississippi State University
  • MathWorks Modeling Award, 3rd Place – Mississippi State University
  • MathWorks Modeling Award, 2nd Place – Ohio State University
  • MathWorks Modeling Award, 1st Place – University of Victoria
  • Best Collaboration with a Clean Cities, 3rd Place – Penn State University
  • Best Collaboration with a Clean Cities, 2nd Place – Wayne State University
  • Best Collaboration with a Clean Cities , 1st Place – Ohio State University
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Incoming Faculty Award – Dr. Tom Bradley of Colorado State University
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Long-Term Faculty Award – Dr. Doug Nelson of Virginia Tech

2013-2014

  • 1st Place Overall – The Ohio State University
  • 2nd Place Overall – University of Washington
  • 3rd Place Overall – Penn State University
  • 4th Place Overall – Purdue University
  • 5th Place Overall – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 6th Place Overall – Virginia Tech
  • Best 0-60 MPH and 50-70 MPH Acceleration: University of Washington
  • Best 60-0 MPH Braking Distance: Purdue University
  • King of the Hill Award: University of Washington
  • Best Autocross Time: Wayne State University
  • Dynamic Consumer Acceptability – University of Washington
  • Best Maximum Lateral Acceleration – Wayne State University
  • Best AVL DRIVE Quality – Penn State University
  • Lowest Energy Consumption Runner Up– Penn State University
  • Lowest Energy Consumption- University of Washington
  • Lowest Petroleum Energy Use Runner Up – Penn State University
  • Lowest Petroleum Energy Use – The Ohio State University
  • Lowest Well-to-Wheel Greenhouse Gas Emissions Runner Up – Purdue University
  • Lowest Well-to-Wheel Greenhouse Gas Emissions – University of Washington
  • Lowest Criteria Emissions Runner Up – Penn State University
  • Lowest Criteria Emissions- The Ohio State University
  • Best Final Technical Report: The Ohio State University
  • Best Static Consumer Acceptability – The Ohio State University
  • Best Vehicle Design Review Presentation – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Best Controls Presentation – The Ohio State University
  • Best Mechanical Presentation – Penn State University
  • Best Electrical Presentation – The Ohio State University
  • Best Cumulative Modeling & Simulation White Paper – Ohio State University
  • Best Pre-Competition Safety & Technical Inspection – Ohio State University
  • Best Progress Reports – Ohio State University
  • Best Chassis Dynamometer Test Plan – Virginia Tech
  • Best Communications Plan – Ohio State University
  • Best Implementation Plan – Penn State University
  • Best Influencer Campaign – Ohio State University
  • Best Sponsor Collaboration Video & Blog – Virginia Tech
  • Best Media Report – Ohio State University
  • Creative Promotion of EcoCAR – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Spirit of Communications – Ashley Kronsell – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • Best Outreach Event Presentation – The Ohio State University
  • 3rd Place Communications – Mississippi State University
  • 2nd Place Communications – Penn State University
  • 1st Place Communications – The Ohio State University
  • Best Business Plan – Virginia Tech
  • Best Impact Report – Virginia Tech
  • Final Business Presentation – The Ohio State University
  • Spirit of Business – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 3rd Place Business – University of Waterloo
  • 2nd Place Business – Virginia Tech
  • 1st Place Business – The Ohio State University
  • Most Improved Team – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Spirit of the Challenge – North Carolina State University
  • Donald Streit Sportsmanship Award – University of Victoria
  • Best Vehicle Appearance – University of Washington
  • ETAS ECU Excellence Award (2nd – 1st Respectively) – University of Waterloo and The Ohio State University
  • Freescale Innovation Award (3rd – 1st Respectively) – Virginia Tech, University of Washington, and Mississippi State University
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award (3rd – 1st Respectively) – University of Waterloo, University of Victoria, and The Ohio State University
  • MathWorks Modeling Award (3rd – 1st Respectively) – Virginia Tech, The Ohio State University, and University of Victoria
  • Clean Cities Collaboration Award (3rd – 1st Respectively) – Penn State University, The Ohio State University, and University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • General Motors Women in Engineering Award – Sylvie Troxel of the University of Washington
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Incoming Faculty Advisor Award – Patrick Currier of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Long-Term Faculty Advisor Award: Roydon Fraser of the University of Waterloo