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
SCE encourages all students, faculty and staff to take a minute to congratulate Dr. Trent Guess on being named a co –recipient of the Franklin D. Dickson/Missouri Professorship in Orthopaedic Research. This is a great honor for Dr. Guess and co-recipient Akin Cil, M.D. and is indicative of the desire for collaborative research between our UMKC School of Medicine and School of Computing and Engineering. See the UMKC Today story “UMKC Announces Joint Appointment in Orthopaedic Surgery Research” for more details.