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TEAMS FROM CORNELL UNIVERSITY AND UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA TAKE TOP AWARDS AT HYBRID ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHALLENGE

 DEARBORN, Mich., June 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Cornell University and the University of Alberta were the big winners of the national Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Challenge co-sponsored by Ford Motor Company here this past week. At a banquet last night, Cornell was honored as winner of Top Overall Score in the Ground-Up class. The University of Alberta as Top Overall Score winner in the Escort-Conversion Class.
 The HEV Challenge encouraged engineering students from 30 universities in the United States and Canada to develop a hybrid electric vehicle -- one that runs primarily on electricity, with an auxiliary internal combustion engine -- either by converting a Ford Escort wagon or by building a vehicle from the ground up.
 "I'm very impressed with the vehicles these students engineering teams developed," said Dr. John P. McTague, Ford vice president- technical affairs. "We challenged the college students to think ahead to the future of automotive engineering, and they all met, and exceeded the challenge."
 Awards for Overall Score were presented to the top five teams in both classes: Second place in the Ground-Up Class went to the University of California-Davis, third place to Michigan State University, fourth place to the University of Tennessee, and fifth to Lawrence Technological University. In the Conversion Class, second place honors were presented to Weber State University, with Concordia University, Seattle University and University of Illinois taking third, fourth and fifth, respectively.
 The United States Department of Energy, one of the event co- sponsors, presented awards got the most efficient methanol- and ethanol- powered vehicles in both classes. Cornell was named Most Efficient Methanol Vehicle for the Ground-Up Class with the University of California-Santa Barbara named Most Efficient Ethanol Vehicle in that class. In the Conversion Class, West Virginia won for Most efficient Methanol Vehicle, with the Colorado School of Mines winning for Most Efficient Ethanol Vehicle.
 Lawrence Technological University won the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Design Excellence in Engineering Safety Award for the Ground-Up Class, with Weber State University taking the award for the Conversion Class. SAE also was a co-sponsor of the HEV challenge.
 The university teams worked for 18 months developing their vehicles. As they neared the June 1 competition date some worked around the clock before leaving for Dearborn, and once they arrived, many survived on little sleep and food as they prepared their vehicles for the various stages of competition.
 Detroit Edison, which supplied individual electrical recharging stations for the teams, presented awards for Best Electric Efficiency to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Seattle University for the Ground-Up and Conversion Classes, respectively. Robert Bosch Corporation presented Best Use of Electronic Awards to Michigan State University for the Ground-Up Class and University of Illinois for the Conversion Class. Both Detroit Edison and Robert Bosch Corporation were Gold Associate Sponsors of the HEV Challenge.
 The winners of Friday's Range Event also were announced at the final awards: University of California-Davis won the Ground-Up Class and the University of Alberta won the Conversion Class. Range Event competitors covered a 100 mile route from Ford's Dearborn Proving Ground to Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., on Friday. The second- and third-place winners in the Ground-Up Class were Cornell University and Michigan State University; the conversion Class saw Weber State University and Seattle take second and third, respectively.
 A complete listing of awards follows:
 Ground-Up Class
 Overall Score Cornell University, Winner
 University of California-Davis, Second Place
 Michigan State University, Third Place
 University of Tennessee, Fourth Place
 Lawrence Technological University, Fifth Place
 Range Event University of California, First Place
 Cornell University, Second Place
 Michigan State, Third Place
 Best Use of
 Electronics Michigan State
 Best Electric
 Efficiency Cal Poly San Luis Obispo
 Most Efficient
 Methanol Vehicle Cornell University
 Most Efficient
 Ethanol Vehicle University of California-Santa Barbara
 SAE Design Excellence
 in engineering
 Safety Lawrence Technological University
 Emissions Event University of Tennessee, First Place
 Cornell University, Second Place
 Michigan State, Third Place
 Commuter Challenge Cornell University, First Place
 Michigan State, Second Place
 University of California-Davis, Third Place
 Overall Vehicle
 Effiecncy University of Idaho/Washington State, First
 Place
 Cornell University, Second Place
 University of California-Davis, Third Place
 Acceleration University of Idaho/Washington State, First
 Place
 Cornell University, Second Place
 University of California-Davis, Third Place
 Cost Assessment Cornell University, First Place
 University of California-Davis, Third Place
 University of California-Santa Barbara, Third
 Place
 Best Performance
 Vehicle Cornell University
 Most Environmentally-
 Friendly Vehicle University of Tennessee
 Technical Report University of California-Santa Barbara, First
 Place
 Most Manufacturable
 Vehicle Lawrence Technological University
 Engineering Design Lawrence Tech, First Place
 Michigan State, Second Place
 University of Idaho/Washington State, Third
 Place
 Best Use of
 Materials University of California-Davis, First Place
 Michigan State, Second Place
 University of Texas-Arlington, Third Place
 Oral Presentation University of Tulsa, First Place
 Cornell University, Second Place
 Michigan State, Third Place
 Design Innovation &
 Creativity Michigan State
 Best Ergonomics Michigan State
 Body Styling &
 Aesthetics Michigan State
 Conversion Class
 Overall Score University of Alberta, Winner
 Weber state University, Second Place
 Concordia University, Third Place
 Seattle University, Fourth Place
 University of Illinois, Fifth Place
 Range Event University of Alberta, First Place
 Weber State, Second Place
 Seattle University, Third Place
 Best Use of
 Electronics University of Illinois
 Best Electric
 Efficiency Seattle University
 Most Efficient Methanol
 Vehicle West Virginia University
 Most Efficient Ethanol
 Vehicle Colorado School of Mines
 SAE Design Excellence
 in Engineering
 Safety Weber State University
 Emission Event Weber State, First Place
 Wayne State University, Second Place
 Seattle University, Third Place
 Commuter Challenge University of Alberta, First Place
 Seattle University, Second Place
 Weber State, Third Place
 Overall Vehicle
 Efficiency West Virginia, First Place
 Concordia University, Second Place
 University of Illinois, Third Place
 Acceleration University of Alberta, First Place
 Concordia University, Second Place
 University of Wisconsin, Third Place
 Cost Assessment Weber State, First Place
 Concordia University, Second place
 University of Wisconsin, Third Place
 Best Performance
 Vehicle University of Alberta
 Most Environmentally-
 Friendly Vehicle Weber State
 Technical Report Concordia University, First Place
 University of Illinois, Second Place
 University of Wisconsin, Third Place
 Most Manufacturable
 Vehicle Weber State University
 Engineering
 Design University of Illinois, First Place
 University of Alberta, Second Place
 Stanford University, Third Place
 Best Use of
 Materials University of Illinois, First Place
 University of Alberta, Second Place
 University of Wisconsin, Third Place
 Oral Presentation Weber State, First Place
 University of Alberta, Second Place
 University of Wisconsin, Third Place
 Design Innovation &
 Creativity University of Alberta
 Best Ergonomics University of Alberta
 Other awards, presented to the best in either class, were as
 follows:
 Educational
 Outreach Jordan College Energy Institute, First Place
 California State University-Northridge, Second
 Place
 Cornell University, Third Place
 University of California-Santa Barbara, Fourth
 Place
 Lawrence Tech, Fifth Place
 Team Spirit &
 Sportsmanship University of Alberta
 Against All Odds
 Award United States Naval Academy
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