South Dakota State University a Winner in Human Powered Vehicle Competition

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For Immediate Release

South Dakota State University a Winner in Human Powered
Vehicle Competition at E-Fest West sponsored by The
American Society of Mechanical Society, ASME

Team Won First Place in Men’s Speed Event

NEW YORK, March 22, 2017 – South Dakota State University performed impressively at the Human Powered Vehicle Competition held last week at the ASME E-Fests West in Las Vegas, winning three awards including the first-place finish in the men’s speed event. https://efests.asme.org/

In addition, South Dakota State took third-place prizes in competition categories for innovation and best overall vehicle. Twenty collegiate design teams participated in the international competition, held at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and sponsored by The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). www.asme.org

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Members of South Dakota State University human-powered vehicle team at ASME E-Fests in Las Vegas.  Kneeling, left to right: Evan Fick and Cole Sullivan.  Standing, left to right: Darrin Zomer, Jacob Ostby, Brennen Walley, Alex Gray, Zach Woodward, Jason Scheffert, Gregory Michna (faculty advisor), Libby Molitor, Geneva Petrich, Josh Zwinger and Eric Looyenga.  The team rode “The Blackjack” to three awards in the competition.
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 festivals that allow engineering students to showcase their technical skills while connecting them to thought leaders and practicing engineers for career advice and guidance.

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Contacts:
Deborah Wetzel, Media Relations Manager
The American Society of Mechanical Engineers
212.591.7085
wetzeld@asme.org