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( May 6, 1999)
LOCAL STUDENT COMPETES ON SDSM& T’S HUMAN POWERED VEHICLE TEAM
Ryan Lindquist of Grand Forks recently competed with other members of the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology ( SDSM& T) Human Powered Vehicle ( HPV) Team at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers 1999 HPV Competition the weekend of April 30- May 2, 1999. The event was held at the University of California, Berkeley. Lindquist is a senior mechanical engineering major at Tech.
Tech’s student team took 16th in the Design Competition; 4th in the Combined Sprint Competition – 5th in Men’s Sprint and 5th in Women’s Sprint, and 3rd in the Road Event. The team finished in 7th place overall in the Single Rider Division out of 19 competitors.
The national HPV competition is an annual event sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Up to 40 schools from all over the nation enter their custom- designed vehicles each year in four different contests.
HPV team members with their majors and hometowns include team member Jeff Schroetlin, mechanical engineering, Butte NE; Karen Carda, mechanical engineering, Hermosa; and Angela Swendsen, interdisciplinary sciences, Rapid City. Dr. Chris Jenkins, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, and Dr. Carter Kerk, Assistant Professor of Industrial Engineering, are the faculty advisors.
( I: univrel/ pressrel/ 0599 Human Powered Vehicle results local Grand Forks ND)
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