The Embry-Riddle EcoEagles team participated in its first Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition with the first EcoCAR challenge in 2008. We are a unique team in that our team members have an extremely diverse background. Our team members are earning degrees in a range of topics such as mechanical engineering, business, homeland security, human factors, aeronautical science, and spaceflight operations. Being a university centered around aerospace gives our team a unique perspective on the project that cannot be matched by any other university participating in the competition. We are the smallest school in the competition and still have managed to consistently place in the top 10 at final competition in EcoCAR 3. The EcoEagles are ready to take on the next challenge and tackle the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge headfirst. We have our sights set on first place and are ready to work for it. Our goals for year 3 includes completing our vehicle integration, making sure our component-level functionality testing is complete, pass vehicle technical inspection, make sure vehicle-level functionality testing is complete, complete our vehicle dynamic testing campaign, and have the vehicle and team ready for competition.
What is the team looking forward to in Year 3?
ERAU is looking forward to getting to test our Blazer and prove its worth after two years of hard work. Countless hours of designing, testing, breaking, and redesigning have all come down to this year. It is a lot of pressure but that is exactly the situation Embry-Riddle has been known to perform best in.
Faculty Advisor - Dr. Patrick Currier
Lead CAVs Faculty Advisor - Dr. Charles Reinholtz
Additional Faculty Advisors - Darris White
Project Manager - Rob Consolo
Engineering Manager - David Cicotte
Communications Manager - Sam Victor
PCM Lead - Andrea Howison
CAVs Lead - Alex Bassett
PSI Leads - Austin Russell & Jeffrey Walker