Since 1988, more than 30,000 students have graduated from the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) program. AVTC graduates from 13 different series have gone on to work in various areas of the automotive industry all over the world.
Where Are They Now
Stay up-to-date with AVTC alumni with our Where Are They Now blog series
Where Are They Now: UW’s Aman KaliaJuly 20, 2022
Written By: Caitlin Hillman Before coming to the University of Washington, Aman Kalia was working with cars. During his undergraduate years at Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University in India, Aman […]
Mountaineer Finds New Home in STEMMarch 15, 2022
Written by: Ryan J. Alexander Jessica Bewley is a recent West Virginia University (WVU) graduate and is now working in the STEM field. Bewley is an alum of the WVU [...]
Where Are They Now: OSU’s Kerri LloydMarch 8, 2022
Written by: Merritt Reese AVTC Alumni, Kerri Lloyd, was an integral part of the Ohio State EcoCAR team for many years. Kerri never imagined how her choice to join the [...]
Where Are They Now: Tim ErFebruary 4, 2022
Written by: David Gillespie With the Year 4 Competition only months away, the UWAFT team is pushing hard to put the finishing touches on their competition vehicle. Important milestones lay [...]
Where Are They Now: Georgia Tech’s Noah SchaichJanuary 19, 2022
Written by: Daniel Pelaez Over the years, Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) have provided undergraduate and graduate engineering students with unique, hands-on experience and training. Since the US Department of [...]
Brad Green’s Rise from AVTCs to General Manager of MAHLE MotorsportsJanuary 12, 2022
Written by: William Barham The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge is not the first Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition to leave lasting impacts on alumni from the universities that compete across the United [...]
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Interested in being featured in our Where Are They Now Series? Please fill out the form on our contact page and an AVTC organizer will be in contact with you shortly.
Are you an alumnus or alumna from a previous DOE Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series? Please consider keeping in touch with us. Getting involved in even a simple way with AVTCs is a reminder of the value, depth, and quality that you experienced as part of competitions.
Volunteer at an AVTC event
Competitions are multi-dimensional and rely on a vast network of organizers, sponsors, and volunteers. In the past, alumni have helped by volunteering at competition and workshop events to support the competition organizers. This includes anything from running a static event presentation or picking up cones at the Autocross Event! Volunteering is a way to be a part of the excitement and energy of the competition, whether you have a few days or a few hours. For location and dates of upcoming volunteer opportunities, visit the upcoming events section on the homepage of the website.
AVTCs bring education and training to the next generation of automotive engineers, but we can’t do it without sponsors. Not only do sponsors gain high-profile visibility and a chance to demonstrate their products and services, but they also have the opportunity to recruit from hundreds of North America’s top graduates in the field of engineering, business and communication. For more information on how your company or organization could benefit from sponsorship, please contact Jesse Alley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Tell us your story
If you are an alumni of any past AVTC team, we’d love to hear your story and possibly share it on our blog. We want to learn how your AVTC experience is allowing you to make a mark in the industry. So let us know what you’re up to and how AVTCs helped guide you on the path there. Send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll contact you to get your story.
Be a champion for your AVTC alma mater
Are you an alumni from a team that is participating in the current AVTC series? Cheer them on or volunteer as a team mentor! The list of ways to get involved and show your support is endless. Sign up for their newsletter, follow them on social media, lend your expertise, or assist them in finding local sponsors. Please see the list of current EcoCAR EV Challenge teams to see if your alma mater is involved.
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