With Fall Workshop complete and the second year of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge (EMC) in full swing, The Colorado State University Vehicle Innovation Team (CSU VIT) is readying up for success in the second year of the EMC. Along with the new year comes new team members, building up on our original 40-member team from Year 1 of the ECM from a variety of majors, locations and essential skills. CSU VIT is looking forward to the second year of the competition with the help of our fresh faces.
With a new team, new management roles have been taken on since the Summer of 2019. Let’s meet the managers behind Team CSU.
Aaron Rabinowitz is the Project Manager from Cleveland, Ohio. Aaron is currently studying a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, with research heavily focused on connected autonomous mobility. With experience in past EcoCAR competitions and FSAE, he is excited to continue incorporating his expertise as CSU VIT’s new Project Manager.
Benjamin McKenney is this year’s Engineering Manager from Aurora, Colorado. Ben is a first-year graduate student studying Mechanical Engineering, as well as an alumnus of the Powertrain Team for Year 1 of the EMC. Ben hopes to continue bringing in his experiences in order to help the team be successful in the years to come of the EMC.
Rachel Taylor is the Communications Manager from Larkspur, Colorado. She is a senior studying Communications and Sustainability, with experience in sustainable involvement at CSU. Rachel is ready to take on her senior year by bringing a brighter name to the Communications swim lane, as well as applying her skills to the team space to make CSU VIT’s name heard nationwide.
Derek Adelman is the Systems Safety Manager and PSI Lead from Grass Valley, California. Derek is a first-year graduate student studying Mechanical Engineering and an alumnus of both the Colorado State University Men’s Lacrosse Team, and the Controls Team for Year 1 of the EMC. He is looking forward to bringing in more of his knowledge in dynamics and controls systems to further prepare the team in the future.
With a new team and new management from a variety of backgrounds, the CSU VIT is looking forward to a successful second year of the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge.