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Plan to Attend the Advanced Energy Vehicle Showcase & Competition

Each year, undergraduate engineering students in the Fundamentals of Engineering class, ENGR 1182, respond to a scenario by building an Adanced Energy Vehicle (AEV).

The university community and public are welcome to attend this year's Showcase in the Physics Research Building lobby from 10-5 with awards ceremony starting at 4:30.

An example of an AEV designA sample AEV from a previous class

Approximately 50 teams, consisting of four first-year engineering students per team, will compete for awards in the annual Advanced Energy Vehicle (AEV) Competition on Monday April 18, 2016. 

Advanced Energy Vehicles are autonomous robot transporters programmed by student teams to accomplish a transportation task while minimizing energy consumption and optimizing performance tasks. 

The student teams were chosen by their instructors in ENGR 1182 – Introduction to Engineering II – as outstanding teams to represent their classes in the annual AEV Showcase. 

Students displaying their poster and projectAEV Team: Chloe Criswell, Vicky Evankovich, and Robert Graal with their AEV design project. Awards will be given for outstanding documentation, engineering design and creativity categories.  Awards will also be given for the best AEV videos and the results of a head-to-head performance competition at the showcase.

The AEV project  includes a poster and/or video presentation by student teams, as well as a live competition to determine which AEV project is the best in the following categories (winners are picked for each category):

  • outstanding documentation
  • engineering design
  • engineering creativity
  • best AEV video
  • best performing in head-to-head competition


AEV student with her design projectAEV student working with her autonomous robot in preparation for testing its performance.


Visitors will have the opportunity to interact with student teams and Department of Engineering Education staff.

The AEV Showcase is open to the OSU community and the public.  Enjoy engineering designs, advanced energy vehicles, and fun at this first-year engineering competition!


Monday, April 18, 2016, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Showcase & Competition
4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Awards Ceremony


Physics Research Building
191 W. Woodruff Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210