Through the Edgerton Center’s clubs and teams program, students apply themselves to challenging projects, for competition and for their own edification and satisfaction. This year there are 13 student-led teams, with over 200 MIT students participating. Below is a brief update on team acitivities over the summer. To read more about all of our teams, visit our clubs and teams page.
The MIT Robotics team placed second in NASA’s Robo-Ops Competition at the Rock Yard at Johnson Space Center in Houston, TX. Teams in the event were challenged to build a planetary rover and demonstrate its capabilities to perform a series of tasks.
The Formula SAE team (also known as MIT Motorsports) constructed their first electric car and placed seventh, in a field of 20, at the Society of Automotive Engineers Race in Lincoln, NE. The team is now building their second Formula-style electric car.
Learn more about the team in Fast, Furious, and Soon to be Electric
SEVT completed their twelfth car, “Valkyrie,” and while they were not able to participate in the American Solar Challenge over the past summer due to mechanical issues, they have set their sights on entering the 2015 World Solar Challenge with a new four-wheeled iteration of the solar car.
In August, the Electric Vehicle Team (EVT) traveled 185 miles from Boston to Albany, NY, using less than one battery charge (3% of their battery charge remaining) on their trike.