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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 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:

1999-2000

  • 1st Place – West Virginia University
  • 2nd Place – University of Maryland
  • 3rd Place – Virginia Tech
  • 4th Place – University of California, Davis
  • 5th Place – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • 6th Place – Ohio State University
  • Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions – West Virginia University
  • Best Trailer Towing Performance – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Best Acceleration – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Best Dynamic Handling – Virginia Tech
  • Best On-Road Fuel Efficiency – University of California, Davis
  • Lowest Regulated Tail Pipe Emissions – University of Maryland
  • Best Technical Report – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Vehicle Design Inspection – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Oral Design Presentation – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Consumer Acceptability – Virginia Tech
  • Lowest Vehicle Driving Losses – West Virginia University
  • Best Use of Advanced Technologies – Michigan Technological University
  • Safety Award – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Appearing Vehicle- Virginia Tech
  • Innovations in Aluminum – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Workmanship – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Teamwork – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Sportsmanship Award (tie) – Texas Tech University and University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Spirit of the Challenge Award – Michigan Technological University
  • Best Off-Road Performance – University of Maryland
  • Excellence in Renewable Fuels – University of Maryland
  • Best Biodiesel Application – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Faculty Award – Glenn Bower, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2000-2001

  • 1st Place – University of California, Davis
  • 2nd Place – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • 3rd Place – University of Maryland
  • 4th Place – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 5th Place – Cornell University
  • 6th Place – West Virginia University
  • Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions  – Cornell University
  • Lowest Regulated Tailpipe Emissions – University of Maryland
  • Best On-road Fuel Efficiency – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Technical Report – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Vehicle Design Inspection – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Oral Design Presentation – University of California, Davis
  • Best Consumer Acceptability – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Best Use of Advanced Vehicle Technology – Michigan Technological University
  • Safety Award – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Trailer Tow Performance (tie) - University of Maryland & West Virginia University
  • Best Acceleration – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Best Use of Materials – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Dynamic Handling – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Excellence in Renewable Fuels – Cornell University
  • Best Appearing Vehicle – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • 1st Place, Most Innovative Use of Aluminum – University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 2nd Place, Most Innovative Use of Aluminum – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1st Place, The MathWorks Vehicle Modeling Award – University of California, Davis
  • 2nd Place, The MathWorks Vehicle Modeling Award – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 3rd Place, The MathWorks Vehicle Modeling Award – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1st Place, Cisco Systems Telematics Award – University of California, Davis
  • 2nd Place, Cisco Systems Telematics Award – Penn State University
  • 3rd Place, Cisco Systems Telematics Award – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Off-road Performance – University of Tennessee
  • Best Workmanship – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Teamwork – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Best Sportsmanship Award – Texas Tech University
  • Spirit of the Challenge Award – University of Idaho
  • Most Improved Team – Cornell University
  • Best Skit – Ohio State University
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Faculty Advisor  – Dr. Jeff Hodgson, University of Tennessee

2001-2002

  • 1st Place – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • 2nd Place – Michigan Technological University
  • 3rd Place – University of California, Davis
  • 4th Place – Cornell University
  • 5th Place – Pennsylvania State University
  • 6th Place – West Virginia University
  • Best Use of Advanced Technologies – University of California, Davis
  • Lowest Regulated Greenhouse Gas – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Lowest Regulated Emissions – Michigan Technological University
  • Best Acceleration – Michigan Technological University
  • Best Dynamic Handling – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Best Off-Road Performance – West Virginia University
  • Best Consumer Acceptability – University of California, Davis
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award – John Beard, Michigan Tech University

2002-2003

  • 1st Place – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • 2nd Place – University of California, Davis
  • 3rd Place – Michigan Technological University
  • 4th Place – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 5th Place – Pennsylvania State University
  • 6th Place - Cornell University
  • Best On-Road Fuel Efficiency – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions – West Virginia University
  • Lowest Regulated Tailpipe Emissions – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Best Acceleration – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Best Off-Road Performance – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Dynamic Handling – University of California, Davis
  • Best Oral Design Presentation – Pennsylvania State University
  • Best Technical Report – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Consumer Acceptability – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Best Vehicle Design Inspection – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Appearing Vehicle – University of Maryland
  • 1st Place, Delphi Advanced Powertrain Technology Award – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • 2nd Place, Delphi Advanced Powertrain Technology Award – University of California, Davis
  • 3rd Place, Delphi Advanced Powertrain Technology Award – Pennsylvania State University
  • 1st Place, Cisco Systems Telematics Award – University of California, Davis
  • 2nd Place, Cisco Systems Telematics Award –  University of Idaho
  • 3rd Place, Cisco Systems Telematics Award – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 1st Place, National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 2nd Place, National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation – California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • 3rd Place, National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation – Virginia Tech
  • 1st Place, The MathWorks Modeling Award (tie) – Cornell University and Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Special Recognition, The MathWorks Modeling Award  – West Virginia University
  • Best Workmanship – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Appearance – University of Maryland
  • Dr. Donald Streit Sportsmanship Award – Unknown
  • Sprit of the Challenge – Virginia Tech
  • Most Improved Team -California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award – Dr. David Holloway, University of Maryland

2003-2004

  • 1st Place – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • 2nd Place – Pennsylvania State University
  • 3rd Place – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 4th Place – Michigan Technological University
  • 5th Place – Ohio State University
  • 6th Place – University of Idaho
  • BP Best On-Road Fuel Efficiency- University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Lowest Greenhouse Gas Emissions – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • ArvinMeritor Lowest Regulated Tailpipe Emissions – Texas Tech University
  • Best Acceleration – Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Best Dynamic Handling – Ohio State University
  • Best Oral Presentation –  University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Technical Report – University of California, Davis
  • Best Consumer Acceptability – University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Best Vehicle Design Inspection – Pennsylvania State University
  • Best Appearing Vehicle - University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Best Workmanship – Pennsylvania State University
  • Spirit of the Challenge – West Virginia University
  • Dr. Donald Streit Sportsmanship Award – Pennsylvania State University
  • Most Improved Team – University of Alberta
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award – Dr. Daniel Haworth, Pennsylvania State University
  • 1st Place, Delphi Advanced Powertrain Controls Award – University of California, Davis
  • 2nd Place, Delphi Advanced Powertrain Controls Award – Ohio State University
  • 3rd Place, Delphi Advanced Powertrain Controls Award – Michigan Technological University
  • 1st Place, The MathWorks Modeling Award – Ohio State University
  • 2nd Place, The MathWorks Modeling Award – Pennsylvania State University
  • 3rd Place, The MathWorks Modeling Award – Michigan Technological University
  • 1st Place, National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 2nd Place, National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation – Texas Tech University
  • 3rd Place, National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Virtual Instrumentation – Ohio  State University
  • 1st Place, Visteon Innovative Use of Electronics Award – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 2nd Place, Visteon Innovative Use of Electronics Award – Pennsylvania State University
  • 3rd Place, Visteon Innovative Use of Electronics Award – University of Wisconsin – Madison