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April 25, 2013

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 22, 2013, on the Columbus campus.

One Ohio State Lima team, "Old School," placed second in the Most Innovative category out of 41 teams from the Columbus, Newark and Lima campuses. "Old School" and Lima’s other team, "Purple Cobras" were chosen from seven teams in Lima’s first year engineering courses to compete in the showcase. University-wide, more than 375 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: innovative design and best engineered vehicle.

Students on the "Old School" team include Matthew Gerding, Dallis Gibson, Tyler Egbert and Robert Puthoff. Team members on the "Purple Cobras" were Stephen Scheramic, Jake Cordonnier, Blake Gehret and Troy Plattner.