Multidisciplinery team projects are the way engineering gets done in real life. The Center provides opportunities and seed funding for students at work on large projects in energy and electromechanics areas. Since 1995 undergraduate students in the college of Engineering have been able to make large team projects a part of their curriculum. These have included hybrid-electric car teams, the IEEE International Future Energy Challenge, the biannual Solar Decathlon run by the US Department of Energy, the Illini Formula Electric Team, CubeSat projects, and other major team competitions. Through these challenge programs we seek to encourage student innovation and educational excellence around the world.
- International Future Energy Challenge 2005