Tesla at UVM
Special guest Milo Werner, Senior Manager of Manufacturing Introduction at Tesla Motors and alumni of the University of Vermont. Gave a presentation on Monday 10/28 about her role at Tesla and what they have been up to over the past two years. She showed us a lot of photos and videos of them building the Model S, Tesla’s new flagship all electric sedan.
AERO at Tech Jam 2013
AERO was at the 7th annual Tech Jam last Friday and Saturday showing of the car. Vermont Tech Jam is located at the Memorial Auditorium, Burlington where local groups and businesses present their work. Check out the WCAX video below:
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New Team Members Added to Roster
AERO has grown substantially since last year! We have added 30+ members to our roster. We look forward to getting to know the new members and integrating them into the team. There’s always work to be done around the shop!
AERO Attends the 2013 Maker Faire at Shelburne Farms
AERO made an appearance at this year’s Champlain Mini Maker Faire on Saturday 28, 2013 at the beautiful Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms. We were surrounded by booths presenting other innovative gizmos and gadgets displayed by groups such as VT HITEC and UTC Aerospace.
Attending this event represents one of out club goals which is to inspire adolescents entering the workforce to get involved with engineering and show them that they are capable of making unique and cool projects too!
First 2013-14 School Year AERO Meeting!
Hello everybody! Welcome class of 2017 to UVM as well as returning students. Our first meeting will be held on Monday, September 9th at 5:30 pm in Perkins 101. This will be an introductory meeting where we will go over what the club does and the opportunities we offer. No experience necessary. All are welcome!
2013 International Formula Hybrid Competition
Just back from a podium finish at the 2013 International Formula Hybrid Competition at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway! AERO placed second overall in the all-electric class, with first place finishes in the all-electric acceleration and autocross events.
Just a year ago, AERO set out to design, manufacture, and test an all-electric race car with the financial support of the University of Vermont’s Clean Energy Fund. We are very happy with the outcome. The vehicle passed the technical inspections in two days and competed in all of the dynamic events, a first for AERO! Due to a battery management system reset, AERO was only scored for 9 of the 22 laps during the endurance event. However, we were allowed to reset and successfully complete the 22 laps. Even though the remaining 13 laps did not count for points towards our overall score, we were extremely excited to see the vehicle complete the laps on a single charge. We are already brainstorming ideas for next year’s vehicle. Watch the broadcast recorded by local news station WCAX.