UI Engineering Students Compete in Solar Bike Race, Vehicle Challenge

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

University of Iowa News Release

A team of University of Iowa College of Engineering students achieved the fastest lap time at the annual Solar BikeRayce USA held in Topeka, Kan., May 31 and June 1. The UI engineering students also achieved a second-place finish in their class and a third-place finish overall. Thirty-two teams competed in the competition.

Also, the team competed in American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Human Powered Vehicle Challenge April 25-27 and achieved the second-fastest men's time and third-fastest women's time in the sprint, and placed third overall in the endurance race against 44 other college teams.

The students are: Daniel Rogge (captain), Tim Mansheim, Nick Stroud, Scott Nielsen, James Echelbarger, Matias Perret, Mike Yocius, Mike Kelso, Allie Bartak and Tim Kallaus. The faculty advisors are Geb Thomas and Craig Just.

More information about Solar BikeRayce USA can be found at http://www.solarbike.org.

Information about the ASME event may be found at http://www.asme.org/Events/Contests/HPV/2008_HPVC_East_UWM.cfm.