Hyperloop Team Aims for Faster, Greener Transit
The UA Hyperloop team, which includes AME undergrads John Mangels, Namrah Habib, Irene Moreno and Jacob Pavek, wants to make the dream of a superfast pneumatic tube train into reality.
This semester, they traveled to College Station, Texas, to compete in the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition Design Weekend. They joined more than 100 other university groups in envisioning the people-moving pods for the tube system. While they didn't walk away with a win, they learned a lot. As Moreno said, “It felt more like a collaboration of students with one goal: develop the new and improved mode of transportation."
The team is now working on a test track and model system here in Tucson, thanks to funding from the UA Engineering Student Council.
The UA Hyperloop team is advised by professor Cho Lik Chan.