Our Mission

The Mississippi State University EcoCAR Mobility Challenge team strives to create future engineering and business professionals who can design, build and market a fuel-efficient, autonomous vehicle.


Our History

The MSU EcoCAR team has competed in five Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) beginning in the early 2000s. These competitions include Challenge X, EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, EcoCAR 2, EcoCAR 3, and now the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge. MSU has a history of success in AVTCs with four overall victories and numerous other awards. Our most recent award was the “Spirit of the Challenge” award in year one of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge.  


Our Direction

For the current competition, our team plans to improve the fuel efficiency, autonomy, and consumer acceptability for Mobility as a Service (MaaS) of a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer, all while retaining the vehicle’s performance features. Our team will gain hands-on experience with innovative engineering and connected and autonomous vehicle systems. We strive to succeed in the following years of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge and in future competitions.


Team Members:

  • Faculty Advisors:  Randy Follett, Chaomin Luo, Seungdeog Choi, Michael Gibson, Andrea Strzelec
  • Project Manager: Matthew Comish & Ryan Stallcup
  • Engineering Manager: Nicholas Geeslin and Vance Hudson
  • Communications Manager: Morgan Gay
  • Systems Safety Lead Engineer: Aaren LaFrance
  • PSI Lead: Morgan Cox & Moinul Haque
  • PCM Lead: Amine Taoudi
  • CAVs Leads: Landon Haugh and Sam McDevitt


get involved

The MSU EcoCAR team has positions available in project management, communication, and various engineering disciplines: Connected and Autonomous Vehicle Systems, Propulsion Controls and Modeling, Propulsion Systems Integration, and Systems Safety.


contact us


200 Research Boulevard
Starkville, MS, 39759

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