Day Four Competition Update
Yesterday morning the team went through two more presentations. The last of the scored events was the Project Initiation Approval presentation, in which Katherine Bovee and Travis Trippel summarized the accomplishments of the team in the first year of the competition, presenting a complete account of the vehicle design and of all the simulation and software- and hardware-in-the loop development. This event is worth 80 points, and along with the mechanical, electrical and control presentations (85 points each) completed the major scored events for the competition. The objective of the event is to request approval for the delivery of the 2013 Malibu the team will modify as part of Years 2 and 3 of the competition.
Katherine and Travis did an outstanding job of explaining the technical and consumer-oriented decisions behind the architecture and component selection for the OSU vehicle.
Earlier in the day, Andy Garcia and Amanda Hyde gave the Mathworks Modeling Award presentation, a sponsored award focused on the use of software tools made available by the Mathworks to model simulate and carry out the control design. The panel of judges was quite impressed, and following the presentation Amanda and Andy were asked to be available for a media interview in the afternoon.
The outreach awards were presented at an awards lunch, and the OSU team received a number of awards:
- Third place overall for the outreach portion of the competition (the first three teams had essentially identical scores)
- Second place in the Trade Show event
- Best creative outreach event
Today is dedicated to the media. Amanda Hyde will give the final presentation in the afternoon for the Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation “Outstanding Women in Engineering Award”.
The final awards ceremony will take place between 6:30 and 10pm.
Stay tuned for the final results!