Dr. Nelson has advised and mentored HEVT teams through 19 Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions, achieving First Place overall in 1996, 1998, 2006 and 2011, and placing in the top 3 five more times in 1997, 1999, 2000, 2007 and 2010. Dr. Nelson also serves as Faculty Chair for the AVTC Faculty Advisor Board where he has contributed to the safety rules and the development of on-road energy use and emissions test methods to emulate laboratory SAE J1711 standard methods for plug-in hybrid vehicles.
I am the engineering manager of HEVT and I'm from Fairfax, Virginia. I am not 100% on what industry I want to end up in, but spending my time as a graduate student working on a V8 hybrid Camaro is awesome!
I come from a very diverse country called Ecuador. I have been part of HEVT for approximately 2 years. After being a controls team member, I took over the project manager leadership position. Once I graduate, I will travel around the world for at least 2 months to learn about different cultures and once I come back, I hope to work into the automotive industry.
I am from Round Hill, Virginia. This is my second year with HEVT and my first as the Communications Manager. In addition to my work with HEVT, I am also the editor-in-chief for an undergraduate research journal on Virginia Tech's campus, and a research assistant with Linguistics. After graduation in May, I hope to spend the summer as a publicity intern for a publishing house, and return to Virginia Tech to begin work on my Master's in Literature.
I have been working on HEVT for over 2 years, serving as a member of the controls subteam before becoming the controls Graduate Assistant. My interest in cars started with car shows hosted in his hometown of Fairfax, VA, where I was sure that I would end up working with cars for the rest of my life.
I am from Pune, India and i have been a part of HEVT for two semesters. I am the Electrical/ Innovation/ ADAS Lead for HEVT. I intend to work in developing algorithms related to Computer Vision and Machine Learning for modern vehicles after my time at Virginia Tech.
I am from Harrisonburg, Virginia and I’ve been a part of HEVT since fall 2015. I am currently the controls subteam leader and after graduation I will be working as a Reliability Engineer for International Paper in Columbia, South Carolina.