A team of Champlain Valley Union engineers won an engineering competition at the University of Vermont, beating out more than 30 teams for the top prize, while a second CVU team won several top honors.
This year’s annual Aiken/TASC competition, held Dec. 1, challenged students from local high and middle schools to design and build one or multiple vehicles that could make it through four courses using only human generated power. The courses included a 30-meter straight course, a 30-meter cargo carrying course, an 80-foot obstacle course and an incline cargo carrying course.
Project RedHawk won overall first place and also took top honors in marketing presentation award and the obstacle course challenge. The team also came in second place for every other challenge.
A second CVU team, RedHawk Engineering, took the top prize for the most cargo delivered up the incline, the cargo carrying course and cargo carrying efficiency. Redhawk Engineering also came in third in the marketing presentation and fourth in the obstacle course.