Supermileage uOttawa, The University of Ottawa (Canada).
The Supermileage uOttawa team invested a lot of time and effort to promote their team. In addition to leveraging traditional media and local events to connect with their community, the team shared social media content in both English and French to reach a wider audience. More impressively, they were able to identify their shortfalls and had already developed an improvement plan for next year's Shell Eco-marathon Americas.
Vehicle Design Award UrbanConcept
EcoCar – Turbo Hound, Louisiana Tech University (Louisiana).
Vehicle Design Award Prototype
OSU Beavers, Oregon State University (Oregon).
Supermileage Systems Enterprise, Michigan Technological University (Michigan).
The team followed a logical engineering process where they identified a clear objective and worked within design constraints to deliver a flexible electric motor driver.
Team Shop Girls, Granite Falls High School (Washington State).
The team made it a priority to incorporate safety in both their vehicle design and the team’s daily activities in the paddocks. Having a proactive safety mindset placed them in an excellent position to continue to avoid hazards and reduce safety risks. In fact, the team displayed safety supplies out in the open with safety signs in sight, and they made judges put on safety glasses before entering their paddock.
Perseverance and Spirit of the Event Award
MC3 Engineering, Montgomery Community College (Pennsylvania).
Despite their vehicle breaking down and working endless hours to fix it, the team stayed positive and found time to interact with other teams, both offering help and asking for support. The team also brought onboard a new driver with limited knowledge on short notice who offered new insights to improve the process.