AVTC Alumni

Since 1988, more than 16,500 students have graduated from the advanced vehicle technology competition (AVTC) program. Throughout the years, these students have gone on to work in different areas of the automotive industry all over the world. Read how these alumni started in the AVTC program and where they are now! For more information, visit www.avtchistory.org.

    Jeremy Wise

    One of the students behind the University of Victoria’s participation in advanced vehicle technology competitions (AVTCs) is Jeremy Wise.

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    Rich Wurden

    The University of Washington’s newly minted alumni, Rich Wurden, was the electrical team lead throughout Year One of EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future and graduated in Spring 2012 to work for A123 Systems.

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    Mary Timby

    Mary Timby knew virtually nothing about vehicle architecture and mechanics when she signed on as Colorado State University’s Outreach Coordinator in the fall of 2011 for EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future.

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    Stephen Wren

    Stephen Wren, now a Nuclear Mechanical Engineer, was once an integral part of Mississippi State University’s Mechanical/Powertrain group on the school’s EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge team.

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    Jeffrey Rednour

    Providing a practical application platform for automotive technology has allowed Wayne State students the experience to be of value in the real world. A prime example is Wayne State’s graduate student Jeffery Dean Rednour, an Ypsilanti resident who served as an EcoCAR 2 Outreach Coordinator.

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    Laura Nash

    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT’ 05) alumnus Laura Nash was a senior contributing member of the 2005 ChallengeX team. Laura served as the battery research team leader as the team worked to select a split train hybrid electric vehicle architecture for the first year of the competition.

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    EcoCAR Alumni Now Organizers

    Former Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) participants always go on to do great things. We are happy to welcome two former graduates of the EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge program onto the EcoCAR 2 organizing team – Beth Bezaire and Mike Kearney.

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    Kristina Lawyer

    Every Challenge X alumnus has a story or two about moments during the competition. But few can tell a story as heart-racing as Kristina Lawyer.

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    Jim Kane

    When Jim Kane entered his first job at Chrysler after participating in the all four years of the FutureCar competition, he felt more than prepared. His positions on the University of Michigan’s FutureCar team – controls engineer and technical manager – taught him skills he couldn’t learn in any classroom.

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    Missy Davis

    Missy Davis learned more than she ever dreamed she would about hybrid electrical vehicles while on the University of Akron’s Challenge X team.

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If you are an AVTC alum and would like to be featured as a "Where Are They Now Wednesday's" story on the Green Garage Blog, please contact Dana Bubonovich at dbubonovich@anl.gov.

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