SUNY Poly Students Gear Up for ASME e-Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

SUNY Poly Students Gear Up for ASME e-Human Powered Vehicle Challenge

Thursday, April 4, 2024 - 10:56
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Five SUNY Poly Mechanical Engineering Students will be participating in next week’s American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) e-Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (e-HPVC) in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

The engineering design and innovation competition gives students the opportunity to network and apply engineering principles through the design, fabrication, and racing of human powered vehicles. The first HPVC competition was in 1983 at the University of California, Davis and the contest has been held almost every year since. This year's teams have been asked to develop innovative pedal electric vehicles which are limited to class 1-3 Electric Bicycle specification.

Participating students are Kyle Camili (team captain, electricals), Aldo Centeno (drivetrain), Alexis Flint (fairing), Connor Hall (frame), Emann Stennett (steering).

The competition will consist of three events: Design Event, Drag Event, and Endurance Event. Scores from each event are totaled to obtain the overall score to determine the winner. This year's SUNY Poly team, which has taken on the name "Rebound," presented their work via a (virtual) design presentation on March 23 and have been working on a drive log and a performance safety video as part of the contest requirements. 

The group is being advised by Mr. Robert Whitney (Riverhawk Company) and SUNY Poly Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Dr. Aarthi Sekaran. 

Stay tuned to see how the team fares at this year’s competition!