PNW’s College of Technology Bike Team recognized for exemplary performance

May 2, 2023

PNW’s College of Technology Bike Team was recognized for exemplary performance in the NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge held in Ames, IA. The challenge strives to promote original thinking in a competitive setting by combining two technology platforms that are not normally associated with one another—human-powered vehicles and fluid power (hydraulics and pneumatics).

Team members Enoc Gutierrez, Diego Jimenez, Sam Torres, and Adam Hayman won the “Best Use of Electronics Award.” This award was given to the team that best displayed “a safe innovative application of electronics that enhances the design of the vehicle.” The students gained various hands-on experience and team skills as they worked on the vehicle (since last September), presented their project to the judges, and interacted with the other teams.

The Team said, “We had a great time; it was nice to experience what an engineering competition is like. To see what is expected, how to improve moving forward, and to build off others designs. It helped to practice technical skills as well as see a design come to life. The networking and feedback received was highly educational.”