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April 24, 2014

Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Ohio State Lima students take second place at engineering showcase in Columbus

Two teams of first year engineering students at The Ohio State University at Lima competed in the Engineering Education Innovation Center’s Advanced Energy Vehicle (AEV) Showcase on Mon., April 21, 2014, on the Columbus campus.

One of Ohio State Lima’s teams, "Despicable Us," placed second in the Best Engineered category out of 37 teams from the Columbus and Lima campuses. In the Best Performing category, both Lima teams placed in the top 15 – "Despicable Us" placed seventh and "Team Alpha" placed 13th. Both teams were chosen from nine teams in Lima’s first year engineering courses to compete in the showcase. University-wide, nearly 400 teams of students from first year sections competed to enter the showcase. Each team consisted of 3-4 students.

The goal of the project was to develop a vehicle that minimized the amount of energy used, ran autonomously and was aesthetically pleasing. Lima students were able to test their vehicles on a track that was set up in the Physics Lab. The teams developed their projects with two categories in mind: best performing and best engineered vehicle.

Students on the "Despicable Us" team include Abby Bolon, Lima; Daniel Sawmiller, Lima; Jacob Davis, Sidney; and Jon Von Stein, Columbus Grove. Team members on "Team Alpha" were Matt Hokky, Troy; David Brown, Lima; Ahmad Khan, Lima; and Jacob Roebke, Columbus Grove.