Post Competition 2014
After a few very busy weeks, we finally have some competition results to share! For the second year in a row, we placed second in the all electric class at the Formula Hybrid International Competition which earned us second place overall. We were also awarded the IEEE award for Excellence in Electrical Vehicle Engineering.
We were the first team to make it through all of the technical inspections, including making it through electrical tech inspection on our first try, thanks to the monumental efforts of Andrew Giroux. In addition to being the first to pass tech, we were the only team to be ready to drive for each event during its scheduled time, even though most events ended up being extended in an effort to allow more teams to drive.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors, including UVM’s Clean Energy Fund, Hazelett Strip Casting Corporation, Dassault Systemes, and Manzanita Micro Power Systems for their generous contributions to our team and Dartmouth College, IEEE, SAE, Ford, Chrysler, and General Motors for making this competition possible.
For more detailed results and scores, see the Formula Hybrid Website.
Formula Hybrid Competition Blog
Formula Hybrid Flickr Gallery
Now that the frame is back from paint, we’re ready for our last big push to the competition! We would like to give a huge thank you to Albert Laplante, Peter Rowan, and Randy Proulx over at Hazelett Strip Casting Corporation for doing an awesome job sand blasting and painting our frame year after year for us!
We’ve been hard at work for the last week doing final fitment of parts to the frame, putting us in a good position for testing before we leave for the competition at the end of April. Here’s a sneak peek at our progress as of Saturday evening:
Spring 2014 semester is officially underway and we are excited to prepare for this year’s competition. We are currently revamping and renovating CleanSpeed in hopes that it will perform even better than it did last year!
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!