Visit the Human Powered Vehicle
"Co-curricular projects, such as the Human Powered Vehicle Team, are often the defining experience of a student's college career. The desire to be the best pushes them far beyond what we would ever expect from them in the classroom. They find innovative ways of bringing together several aspects of their educational experience in ways that we, as instructors, could never recreate in a traditional classroom."
--Michael Moorhead, assistant professor of mechanical engineering and HPVT faculty advisor
Awards and Recognition
National champs four of the last five events Innovation awards for design Team awards for sportsmanship The Challenge: Design, build, and compete with a vehicle designed for both speed and practicality where the sole source of power is the human body. Goal To allow students to apply engineering innovation while promoting human powered vehicles as a viable mode of alternative transportation
- HPVT has won "1st Place Overall" at seven out of eight ASME Human Powered Vehicle Challenges since 2007.
- The team hosted the 2010 HPVC East at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, bringing in 40 teams from engineering schools around the world.
"The Rose-Hulman Human Powered Vehicle Team has taught me more than my classes have. I was picking up junior level material from the team leaders in my first quarter. Being able to work with upperclassmen and have them listen to my ideas made me feel very welcome here."
--Ethan Rockett, mechanical engineering student and HPVT vice president