Ohio University Dominates in Human Powered Vehicle Competition

Apr 27, 2017

For Immediate Release

Ohio University Dominates in Human Powered Vehicle Competition, Winning Four Awards at E-Fest sponsored by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME

Wins Design Category

NEW YORK, April 27, 2017 – Ohio University performed impressively in the Human Powered Vehicle Competition held last week at the ASME E-Fest East in Cookeville, Tenn., winning the first-place award in the design category.  https://efests.asme.org/

Ohio University’s pedal-powered Peregrine, designed and built by engineering students, competed against 32 other college teams in a series of rigorous speed and endurance challenges on a course laid out on the campus of Tennessee Technological University.  After ASME judges tabulated the results, Ohio University came away with a total of four awards, including best design, second place in the endurance event, and third place in both the women’s speed event and in the category for innovation.

The award-winning Ohio University HPVC team at E-Fest East.  Left to right, Tanner Wick, Adam Radecki, Dan Newell, Aaron Musser, Rob Orszycki, Thomas Troup, Luke Hamlin, Tessa Berger, Drew Crawford, Marie Camp, Justin Gillum, Rachel Schack, Matthew McKenzie and Max O’Connell.
Human powered vehicles are aerodynamically designed wheeled “super bikes” that have been presented as environmentally friendly transportation options for the future.

“The HPVC program provides an opportunity for engineering students to apply engineering principles in the development of fast and efficient transportation systems,” said K. Keith Roe, president of ASME.  “ASME congratulates all contestants.” The competition was held in conjunction with E-Fest East, which ASME organized with sponsorship support from Siemens PLM.

Tennessee Technological University was the proud host of E-Fest East, a multi-day event that allowed engineering students to showcase their technical skills while connecting them to thought leaders and practicing engineers for career advice and guidance.

Deborah Wetzel
Media Relations Manager
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers

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