|RHEV team and advisor Allen White demonstrate
of their project car to celebrated physicist Michio
"RHEV gives students a chance to not only design and build their
own vehicle but to measure the effectiveness of their design in a
competition. As a result of having to achieve the very high
mileages that our vehicle is capable of, our students must think
very carefully about how each component contributes to the
performance of the vehicle and how it might be improved. They must
also consider the impact of weight, aerodynamics, energy
consumption, friction, and safety. There is no better training for
engineers in a world that demands lower costs, greater efficiency,
and greater safety in all things."
-- Allen White, assistant professor of mechanical engineering
and RHEV team advisor.
"The biggest things I have gotten from it are project and time
management. You really don't understand what that is until
you are working on a project that is impossible to finish
'perfectly' in the given time. It forces you to prioritize,
redesign solutions, and make sacrifices so you end up with the best
final product you can. It is very hard to get appreciation
for that in a classroom setting."
-- Zakeri Eckert, Mechanical Engineering student and RHEV team
Awards and Recognition
- 1st place in Technical Innovation at Shell Eco-Marathon
- Finished among top four at SAE Supermileage competition five
- Placed in top ten of gasoline group at Shell Eco-Marathon
Design and build a single seat gasoline powered vehicle to
obtain the highest possible fuel efficiency.
Dr. Allen White
- Consistent top finishes in American, North American, and
- Our graduates have gone on to work at Chrysler, Cummins, CAT,
Allison, Marathon, Boston Scientific, Rolls-Royce, Motorola,
International, and Toyota.
Visit the Rose-Hulman Efficient Vehicle team