The Battery Workforce Challenge collegiate competition is a three-year engineering competition that challenges North American universities and their community college partners to design, build, test and integrate an advanced EV battery pack into a Stellantis vehicle.
Competition Vision and Goals
The Battery Workforce Challenge is an immersive, hands-on learning experience for all students to gain valuable engineering skills that transcend the classroom environment. Students will:
- Participants must develop mutually beneficial and reciprocal partnerships with community colleges, trade schools, apprenticeship schools or other vocational partners to collaborate and solve complex battery engineering and manufacturing challenges.
- Teams must follow real-world industry milestones focused on battery design, simulation, controls development, testing, and vehicle integration and demonstration.
- Students will learn valuable project management, communications, teamwork and problem-solving skills.
- Schools will follow industry design and development processes focused on battery design, simulation, controls development, testing, vehicle integration and demonstration throughout the three-year competition.
- Students will design a custom battery pack utilizing production battery cells and complete a professional battery design review with the competition’s subject-matter experts.
BattChallenge teams ready for vehicle announcement, behind-the-scenes looks at Stellantis’ operations
Historically Black Institution Jackson State University Chosen to Participate in Battery Workforce Challenge
Jackson State only HBCU selected to help craft battery of the future
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s participation in the Battery Workforce Challenge
This competition is hoping to address the shortage of EV battery engineers
The U.S. Department of Energy, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, will provide program management, team evaluation and logistical support to educate the next generation of automotive industry engineers. This unique collaboration aims to streamline EV technology development in the automotive industry.
Stellantis will provide each competing team with a production vehicle, vehicle components, seed money, technical mentoring and operational support.
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Explore the Teams
Explore the 12 North American universities teams and their vocational school partners that have been selected to participate in the Battery Workforce Challenge collegiate competition.
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/ Bethune-Cookman University
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