Utah State University Wins Four Awards in Human Powered Vehicle Competition

Mar 23, 2017

For Immediate Release

Utah State University Wins Four Awards in Human Powered Vehicle Competition at E-Fests West sponsored by The American Society of Mechanical Society, ASME

School Wins First Place in Women’s Speed Event

NEW YORK, March 23, 2017 – Utah State University came away with four of 18 awards at the Human Powered Vehicle Competition held last week at the ASME E-Fests West in Las Vegas, including the first-place prize in the women’s speed event. https://efests.asme.org/

The Utah State men also fared well in the international competition, finishing in third place in the speed event.  Other awards for the university were the second-place prize in the competition category for best overall vehicle and third-place finish in the endurance event.  Twenty collegiate design teams participated in the international competition, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and sponsored by Siemens PLM.

The Utah State University HPVC team at ASME E-Fests West.  Left to right in the back row: Dylan Ratliff, Joseph Wardell, Katie Henderson, Daniel Noble, Skyler Wiser, Ryan Coombs, Eric Lindholm, Jacob Haslam, Gabe Ogden, Anson Wing, and Brad Thompson.  Seated in the “So Fast” is Dan Clayton. 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-Fests 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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