Speedy Super Bikes to Compete at ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

HPV NEW YORK, Apr. 22, 2013 - Student design teams from 32 colleges and universities will compete in the 2013 ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Human Powered Vehicle Challenge East to be held Apr. 26-28, in Big Rapids, Mich.

Ferris State University is the host for the popular event, in which students put aerodynamically designed vehicles through speed and endurance tests on designated courses throughout the university campus. The environmentally friendly pedal-powered prototypes will also be judged on maneuverability, practicality and design efficiency.

Going by such names as The Jayhawk and Purple Wind, the super bikes incorporate engineering innovations allowing optimum performance and functionality, as well as structural soundness and safety. The competition will feature the vehicles in a series of sprint, endurance, design and other events.

The sprint race is scheduled for Friday evening, Apr. 26, with the remaining events to be held on the weekend of Apr. 27-28.

HPVC East is one of four HPVC events that ASME is organizing in 2013. HPVC Latin America was held in February, and HPVC West took place Apr. 12-14 in San Jose, Calif. HPVC India is planned for December.

“The HPVC program provides an opportunity for engineering students to apply sound engineering principles to the development of fast and efficient transportation systems,” said Marc W. Goldsmith, president of ASME. “We look forward to an exciting and fun-filled event.”

Judges will award cash prizes and trophies to the top teams in each category. For information, visit Engineering Competitions Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

HPVC East Teams
Cairo University
Calvin College
Central Piedmont Community College
City College of New York
Daniel Webster College
Ferris State University
Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering
Grove City College
Kansas State University
Mississippi State University
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Ohio Northern University
Roger Williams University
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rutgers University
Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville
Southern Polytechnic State University
The College of New Jersey
Union College
United States Naval Academy
University of Akron
University of Central Florida
University of Florida
University of Kansas
University of Missouri, Kansas City
University of North Texas
University of Southern Indiana
University of Wisconsin, Madison
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Virginia Polytechnic and State University
West Virginia University

About ASME
ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world.