The annual Hot Wheelz team gives women engineering students an opportunity to experience a real world design project. The goal is to have students research, design, build and test a vehicle that is connected to the ImagineRIT President challenge/competition. The team is recruited from any interested female engineering student, is multi-discplinary and includes multiple academic year levels, including many first year students.
In 2012 the team took first place in the Imagine RIT Electric Dragster Race and earned the Imagine RIT Time Warner Cable Sponsor Award. In 2013, the team earned 3rd place in the Imagine RIT Electric Endurance Power Wheels challenge and received the Innovation Award.
Follow the team on their blog! http://weatrithotwheelz.blogspot.com/