Winners of the Year One Competition in Seattle

EcoCAR 3 Teams and Organizers at the Seattle Center

The Year One Competition has come to an end and it was Ohio State University who took home the 1st Place Overall award. From May 29-June 4, 2015 students from all 16 universities traveled to Seattle, Washington to compete in the Year One competition. Students showcased each team’s work in design, project management, communications, and architecture selections of the student vehicles. The teams were even given the opportunity to interact with media during their Satellite Media Tour, present their Trade Show displays, and even participate in an exhilarating scavenger hunt at the Seattle Center.

Now let’s take a look back at the time spent in Seattle and check out the list of winners from the Year One Competition Awards Ceremony below:

Overall Winners:

  • 1st Place Overall – Ohio State University
  • 2nd Place Overall – Virginia Tech
  • 3rd Place Overall –  University of Waterloo
  • 4th Place Overall – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 5th Place Overall – Pennsylvania State University
  • 6th Place Overall – McMaster University

Static Events:

  • Architecture Selection Proposal: Virginia Tech
  • Baseline Waver: Wayne State University
  • Best Final Technical Report: Wayne State University
  • CAD Tool Check: Arizona State University, Penn State University, University of Washington, University of Waterloo, Virginia Tech, West Virginia University
  • Best Final Stakeholder Status Presentation: Ohio State University
  • Best Feasibility Study Report – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Best Facilities Inspection: Arizona State University, Virginia Tech, & West Virginia University
  • Best WW Innovation Topic Review Presentation: Ohio State University
  • Best WW Systems Modeling & Simulation Presentation: University of Waterloo
  • Best Innovation Presentation: Ohio State University
  • Best Control Systems Presentation –Ohio State University
  • Best Mechanical Systems Presentation – McMaster University
  • Best Electrical Systems Presentation – University of Washington
  • Best Trade Show Presentation: Ohio State University
  • HV Safety Demonstration: Virginia Tech
  • Project Initialization Approval Presentation: Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • SMS Presentation and Demonstration: Ohio State University

Communications Awards:

  • Best Communications Plan: Penn State University
  • Best Implementation Plan: Penn State University & Virginia Tech
  • Best Media Relations Report: University of Alabama
  • Sponsor Collaboration Video and Blog Post: West Virginia University
  • Most Creative Outreach Event – University of Alabama
  • Spirit of Communications – Carol Mamon, Cal State Los Angeles
  • Best Outreach Presentation – University of Alabama
  • 3rd Place Communications – West Virginia University
  • 2nd Place Communications – Penn State University
  • 1st Place Communications – The Ohio State University

Project Management Awards:

  • Most Compelling Mission & Vision Statement: Colorado State University
  • Spirit of Project Management: Alyse Waldhorn, Wayne State University
  • Best Project Management Plan- University of Waterloo
  • Best Consumer Market Research Report: Ohio State University
  • Best Winter Workshop Stakeholder Status Presentation: University of Waterloo
  • 3rd Place Project Management – University of Waterloo
  • 2nd Place Project Management – Ohio State University
  • 1st Place Project Management – Virginia Tech

Organizer Awards:

  • Team to Watch– University of Alabama
  • Spirit of the Challenge – Wayne State University
  • Dr. Donald Streit Sportsmanship Award – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
  • 3rd Place Excellence in Leadership: Jordan Freight, West Virginia University
  • 2nd Place Excellence in Leadership: Stephen Hayes, Mississippi State University
  • 1st   Place Excellence in Leadership: Kaylie Crosby, University of Alabama

Sponsored Awards

  • dSPACE Embedded Success Award (3rd – 1st Respectively) – McMaster University, Virginia Tech, & Ohio State University
  • MathWorks Modeling Award (3rd – 1st Respectively) – University of Washington, Ohio State University, and McMaster University
  • Clean Cities Collaboration Award University of Alabama & Arizona State University
  • General Motors Women in Engineering Award – Jessica Boles from the University of Tennessee- Knoxville
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Incoming Faculty Advisor Award –Dr. Andrew Nix from West Virginia University

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