KSU Engineering Team Brings Home the Gold


Students from Kennesaw State continue to shine in everything they do. Most recently, students from the Electric Vehicle Team celebrated a well-earned victory at the evGrand Prix, a national intercollegiate competition of electric-powered small vehicles.

The team, composed of students from the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, outperformed multiple teams, including the reigning champ Purdue University. It was the second time KSU students have won the competition, having won it back in 2016 against Purdue, University of Oklahoma, the University of Windsor in Canada and many others.

The team's win is a reflection of the great engineering program at Kennesaw State. Using the skills they learned from KSU faculty, the students spent countless hours designing, building and testing their vehicles. Then 16 members of the team traveled to Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana, where they outperformed other electric vehicles based on areas such as energy efficiency, engineering design, and race performance.

This competition is a prime example that engaged learning comes in many forms, including from involvement in student organizations such as the Electric Vehicle Team.

Congratulations to each of the students on the Electric Vehicle Team and their faculty mentors on an impressive achievement. When our students enjoy successes such as this one, they are showing the rest of the academic world that Kennesaw State students can compete on any level. As KSU builds its reputation as an outstanding R2 university, I expect that our students will continue to take the lead in showing how innovative they truly are.

Pamela Whitten


Written By Whitten