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SCE Baja Racing Team Places in TOP 10!


It’s been a fantastic year for the UMKC Baja Racing Team, competing in 3 races this year culminating in winning 9th in design and 21st overall (in field of 118 vehicles) at the June 4-7 SAE competition held in Peoria, IL . The Peoria race was the third and fiercest competition of the year as each vehicle entered reflected continual improvements from lessons learned in the earlier two races.  The Baja SAE UTEP held April 24-27, 2014 in El Paso, TX found the UMKC Baja vehicle scoring 12th in maneuverability and 38th Overall.   The Baja SAE Kansas held May 22-25, 2014 Pittsburg, KS resulted in 6th in sled pull and 7th in sales presentation and 41st Overall.   Complete results for all three 2014 races are now posted.

In each race the UMKC Baja Racing Team received the top overall score of Missouri universities competing and was second behind Kansas State for Kansas universities. Congratulations to the team members, officers and advisors participating in the competitions!

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UMKC Human Powered Vehicle Team


The UMKC Human Powered Vehicle Team recently traveled to Orlando, Florida to compete in the American Society of Mechanical Engineers’ East Human Powered Vehicle Challenge. There were 34 schools in attendance. Continue reading

Human Powered Vehicle Team Places in Speed Events


Bragging rights can definitely be claimed by UMKC’s Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) team! Team members Audrey Barnard, Juan Bassi, Jose Ramirez and Spencer Solon returned home with 2nd place in the Women’s Speed Event and 4th place in the Men’s Speed Event out of 31 teams. UMKC’s Audrey Barnard pedaled UMKC to the 2nd place women’s win and Juan Bassi/Spencer Solon pedaled UMKC to the 4th place men’s win. The Human Powered Vehicle Challenge (HPVC)-East competition was hosted by Ferris State University in Big Rapids, MI April 26-28, 2013. Dr. Trent Guess, Franklin D. Dickson Endowed Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Research, is the faculty advisor for both the HPV competition team and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) student chapter.

Pictured above, HPV team members from left to right: Spencer Solon, Trent Guess (Advisor), Jose Ramirez, Juan Bassi, Audrey Barnard

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Mohammad Kia is one of four finalists

Mohammad Kia, Ph.D. student in Musculoskeletal Biomechanics Research at UMKC SCE is one of four finalists in the “Grand Challenge Competition to Predict In Vivo Knee Loads”.  The competition was sponsored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and National Science Foundation (NSF).  Mohammad will present his findings at the June 2011 ASME Summer Bioengineering Conference.   The winner of the competition will be announced after the four finalists give their presentations at the June conference.  Dr. Trent Guess, Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, is Mohammad’s faculty advisor.