Cal State-Northridge Dazzles in Human Powered Vehicle Competition

Mar 24, 2017

For Immediate Release

Cal State-Northridge Dazzles in Human Powered Vehicle Competition, Winning Six Awards at E-Fest sponsored by The American Society of Mechanical Society, ASME

Wins Best Overall

NEW YORK, March 24, 2017 – California State University at Northridge performed impressively at the Human Powered Vehicle Competition held last week at the ASME E-Fest West in Las Vegas, coming away from the event with six of 18 awards including best overall.

In addition, Cal State-Northridge won first-place prizes in competition categories for design and innovation, while also finishing in second place for endurance, men’s speed event, and women’s speed event.  Twenty collegiate design teams participated in the international competition, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and sponsored by Siemens PLM.

The Cal State-Northridge human powered vehicle team.  Left to right, Kevin Gutierrez, Kyle Wittry, Patrick O’Gorman, Caleb Lewis, Shirley Munoz, Aram Khachatourians, Daniel Hooper, Rory Conlin, Andrew Robertson, Scott Judge, Daniel Martin, Michele Enich, Ophir Lipski, Samantha Jakeway, Kevin Collier, Helen Mills, Justin Corson, Cesar Gonzales, Justin Hans, Morgan Gegg, and Trevor Fabry.  The team rode “Deadliest Knach” to six awards at E-Fests in Las Vegas.

Human powered vehicles are sleek pedal powered “super bikes” that challenge college engineering students to apply sound engineering principles in the design and fabrication of wheeled vehicles that must compete in speed, endurance and other tests.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, was the proud host of E-Fest West, one of three multi-day events that allow 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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