Here are the winners for Year Three of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge!

Overall Year Three Winners

  • 6th Place Overall – Mississippi State University
  • 5th Place Overall – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • 4th Place Overall – Penn State University
  • 3rd Place Overall – University of Waterloo
  • 2nd Place Overall – The Ohio State University
  • 1st Place Overall – Virginia Tech

Dynamic and Static Awards

  • Best Lange Change – West Virginia University
  • Shortest 60-0 MPH Braking Distance – Virginia Tech
  • Fastest High Speed Passby Maneuver – Mississippi State University
  • Best Autocross Time – Penn State University
  • Best Autocross "Fun Run" Time – Virginia Tech & Patrick Walsh
  • Fastest Acceleration 0-60 MPH – University of Victoria
  • Fastest Acceleration 50-70 MPH – University of Victoria
  • Best AVL Drive Quality – TIE: Penn State and Virginia Tech
  • Best Static Consumer Acceptability – Mississippi State University
  • Best Vehicle Testing Complete Presentation – Virginia Tech
  • Best Dynamic Consumer Acceptability – Virginia Tech
  • Best Technical Presentation – Mississippi State University
  • Best Controls Presentation – The Ohio State University
  • Best Fuel Consumption Runner Up – Penn State
  • Best Fuel Consumption – Virginia Tech
  • Best Petroleum Energy Use Runner Up – Virginia Tech
  • Best Petroleum Energy Use – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Well to Wheel Greenhouse Gas Emissions Runner Up – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Best Well to Wheel Greenhouse Gas Emissions – Penn State
  • Tailpipe Emissions Runner Up – Virginia Tech
  • Best Tailpipe Emissions – Missouri University of Science and Technology

Outreach Awards

  • Best Website – University of Victoria
  • Best Sponsor Success Story – University of Waterloo
  • Best Social Media Program – Ohio State University
  • Best Creative Promotion of EcoCAR – Mississippi State University
  • Spirit of Outreach – Penn State
  • Best Media Relations Program – University of Waterloo
  • Best Consumer Campaign – University of Waterloo
  • Best Influencer Campaign – Mississippi State University
  • Best Outreach Presenter – Rachel Dobroth, Virginia Tech
  • Best Final Outreach Presentation – University of Waterloo
  • Overall Outreach 3rd Place – Mississippi State University
  • Overall Outreach 2nd Place – Ohio State University
  • Overall Outreach 1st Place – University of Waterloo

Sponsored Awards

  • Best Collaboration with a Clean Cities Coalition – Ohio State University
  • Bosch Diversity:
    • 1st Place – Ohio State
    • 2nd Place – Rose Hulman
    • 3rd place – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Freescale Innovation Award – Ohio State University
  • A123 Systems Battery Workmanship Award:
    • 1st Place – Mississippi State University
    • 2nd place- Virginia Tech
    • 3rd place – University of Victoria
  • MathWorks Modeling Award
    • 1st – University of Victoria
    • 2nd – Ohio State University
    • 3rd – Mississippi State University
  • National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Graphical System Design
    • 1st – Virginia Tech
    • 2nd – Rose-Hulman
    • 3rd – Embry Riddle
  • dSPACE Embedded Success Awards
    • 1st – University of Victoria
    • 2nd – Ohio State University
    • 3rd – Texas Tech University
  • Women in the Winner's Circle Foundation Women in Engineering Award
    • Rookie of the Year – Katerina Pecinovsky, Virginia Tech
    • Women in Engineering Award – Katherine Bovee, Ohio State University
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Incoming Faculty Advisor – Shawn Midlam-Mohler, The Ohio State University
  • National Science Foundation Outstanding Long Term Faculty Advisor – Marshall Molen, Mississippi State University

Special Awards

  • Best Vehicle Appearance – Georgia Tech
  • Best Engineering Fabrication and Workmanship – University of Victoria
  • Dr. Don Streit Sportsmanship Award – Mississippi State University
  • Most Improved Team – Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Ron Stence Spirit of the Challenge Award – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
  • Editor's Pick Award – Penn State University
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Phil Patterson of the U.S. Department of Energy

June 20, 2011