The Wisconsin Hybrid Vehicle Team would like to sincerely thank Johnson Controls for the donation of a 2009 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid for the team to use as the basis of our work this year. Work is currently underway defining the new vehicle architecture, with the goal of driving the newly dubbed “Mooventure” on electric power by the end of the year.
The Mover and Shaker Award is given out bi-weekly to any team member who has demonstrated extra ambition and dedication to the team success and future progress.
The first award of the Spring 2015 semester goes to Matt Kulcyk! Matt has been a member of UW Hybrid for two years. He began his work last year with the Moobuggy project. He spent the majority of last fall working on the Chassis Enclosure. Matt’s dedication over winter break working on the FEA analysis of the floor earned him this designation. Congratulations and thanks for all of your hard work Mr. Kulcyk!
The Mover and Shaker Award is given out bi-weekly to any team member who has demonstrated extra ambition and dedication to the team success and future progress. The final award for the Fall 2014 semester goes to Roumen Guha. Roumen is an international student visiting from Malaysia. His first semester on the team was spent on the Control and Electrical (CandE) team and he has consistently impressed us with his drive and willingness to learn throughout the semester. On top of making great progress on the DemoBox, Roumen has helped with the IPT and shop 5S progress. Keep up the good work Roumen!
This weeks Mover and Shaker Award goes to Nate Karabon. Nate has been on the mechanical team for over a year and a half, starting last year, were he worked on the Moobuggy project. This semester, Nate has taken over a lot of needed work by learning HyperMech to model the subframe. Congratulations Nate and keep it up!
This weeks Mover and Shaker Award goes to Adam Susa. Adam has been on the mechanical team for over two and a half years and has dedicated himself to working on the sub-floor redesign all semester. He has pulled multiple all-nighters to get his work completed in a very short period of time. Congratulations Adam and keep up the great work!
The Mover and Shaker Award is given out bi-weekly to any team member who has demonstrated extra ambition and dedication to the team success and future progress. Jimmy Dieck joined the Hybrid team last year working on the Moobuggy project. A dedicated and hard worker, Jimmy has been self teaching himself Adams View/Car software and is currently modeling the eMoove’s suspension to simulate the IPT redesign. Jimmy also continues to display a interest and desire to learn as much as he can on both the eMoove and the Moovada. Keep up the good work Jimmy!
This weeks Mover and Shaker Award goes to Sarah Murphy. Sarah has been on the Electrical/Controls team for just over a year now and has been a vital asset to working on the IPT this fall. Sarah has a strong work ethic, is motivated to learn and is always willing to come help out when asked. She has also been willing and happy to join us for any outreach event we have. Congratulations Sarah and keep up the great work!
The Mover and Shaker Award is given out Bi-Weekly to any team member who has demonstrated extra ambition and dedication to the team success and future progress. Eric Buechele joined the Hybrid team last year and played a crucial role in getting EZOffice Inventory (our new cloud-based inventory system) up and running. Eric has dedicated his time helping design and implement our 5S shop organization plan and he continues to see it successfully completed before the end of the year.
Come join us this Wednesday night at 6:00 pm for our team kickoff event. We will be meeting outside of the Automotive Shop in ECB (Engineering Careers Building), on the University Ave. side of the building.
We will be grilling hot dogs, with chips and soda also available, until they are gone, so come on time! Once you grab your food, we will be giving a short presentation inside ECB on what the Hybrid Team is all about. Most importantly however, you will be able to see what we can offer you starting your college career. After the short presentation we will flow back to the shop to look at our vehicle and have a more casual way of meeting the team members, other students interested in joining, and answer any questions you may have about the team or vehicle.
We look forward to meeting you all, see you Wednesday night!
The Automotive Shop is on the North side of ECB as shown on the map below.
The eMoove (our RCCI vehicle) is off to Oak Ridge National Labs for testing on a professional chassis dyno. The group at Oak Ridge will be studying the gas mileage the vehicle can achieve as well as taking a close look at the emissions for this brand new combustion technology.
The eMoove being loaded for the long ride to Oak Ridge.