University of British Columbia Human Powered Vehicle Team

TitleUniversity of British Columbia Human Powered Vehicle Team
Faculty/College/UnitApplied Science
Duration1 Year
Project Summary

The newly established Human Powered Vehicle Team at the University of British Columbia was formed by an enthusiastic group of students with one common goal: designing and building a safe human powered vehicle capable of participating in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC). The annual ASME HPVC takes place in the United States and South America, where teams are challenged to design a potential commuter vehicle powered solely by its driver, eliminating the harmful by-products of both gas and alternatively powered vehicles. The TLEF funds would allow us to explore a wide range of engineering concepts, passing those skills on to our team members, aiding both personal and academic growth. Furthermore, it will allow the team to spread engineering knowledge to the team members from other faculties. As a result, these funds will help strengthen and establish UBC’s reputation at home and abroad.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2013/2014
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorSteven Stewart
Year 1: Funded Amount7,000
Year 1: Team Members

Steven Stewart, Co-Principal Investigator, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Peter Cripton, Co-Principal Investigator / Team Faculty Advisor / Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Applied Science
Kome Eto, Administrative Team Captain
Paria Karimi, Marketing Officer
Kohle Merry, Financial Officer
Ruvie Eto, Technical Team Captain