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.

    Kyle Lunsford

    The North Carolina State University (NCSU) EcoCAR 2 Team had very few members when Kyle Lunsford first joined. Kyle stood out early on the small team due to his double major in both mechanical and electrical engineering

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    Joshua Goldman

    Joshua Goldman, a University of Maryland (UMD) alumnus, began his journey with Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) in 1997 on UMD’s FutureCar Challenge team as a controls engineer. He transitioned into the team leader role the following year, and went on to become an advisor for UMD’s FutureTruck’s 1st Place team in 2000.

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    Dylan Schmitter

    After leading the communications team as the Year One Outreach Coordinator for Purdue’s EcoCAR 2 team, Dylan Schmitter graduated with his Master of Science in Industrial Technology with a focus on environmentally responsible manufacturing.

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    David Killy

    David Killy, also known as DK, recently completed a long run with University of Victoria (UVic) EcoCAR 2. When he graduated this past May from University of Victoria, DK already had a job lined up: controls strategist at General Motors of Canada.

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    Rich Nesbit

    Michigan Technological University (MTU) alumnus, Rich Nesbitt, has been a devoted Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) participant since the FutureTruck competitions. His first AVTC role was as a design lead during the Chevrolet Suburban FutureTruck competition.

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    Brian Harries and Townsend Hyatt

    Many great engineers have started their careers in the Embry-Riddle EcoEagles Green Garage. Two of the finest, Brian Harries and Townsend Hyatt, set a high standard for their fellow EcoEagles engineers to uphold.

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    Zhenhua Zhu

    Zhenhua (Zhen) Zhu first became involved in Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) as a graduate student at West Virginia University. He was recruited to participate in EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge as a control team leader while pursuing a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering.

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    Kevin Stuttenberg

    University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) alumnus Kevin Stutenberg began his journey with the AVTCs in 2005 as a member of UW-Madison’s Challenge X team while he was working on his mechanical engineering degree.

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    Andrew Karpin

    Andrew Karpin was an electrical subteam member of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team of Virginia Tech (HEVT) during Year 3 of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge.

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    Sam Panini

    Sam Panini grew exponentially through his experience as a member of the University of Tennessee FutureTruck team. Panini graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and a concentration in power electronics.

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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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EcoCAR 2 is an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) managed for the U.S. Department of Energy by Argonne National Laboratory. Learn more about EcoCAR 2 →