MISSION

The University of Minnesota Hyperloop Competition Team is developing a full-scale Hyperloop transportation system for the SpaceX Hyperloop competition. Our talented students from design, engineering, and business backgrounds continue to evolve unique solutions to this system’s key challenges. From the competition parameters and our own aspirations we have developed three main goals:

 

Building the strongest pod in the competition - a working half scale model.

Using the prototype pod as a proof of concept to demonstrate the feasibility of a full-scale Hyperloop system.

Developing a full guest experience for the Hyperloop by utilizing a human-centered design approach.

THE TEAM

Jarod White
Jarod White
Rafael Seferyan
Rafael Seferyan
Akshay Patil
Akshay Patil
Dexter Groath
Dexter Groath
Samuel Schmitz
Samuel Schmitz

Design U Technical Director

Vicky Ong
Vicky Ong

Design U Design Director

Katrina Mutuc
Katrina Mutuc

Design U Lead Designer

David Fasbender
David Fasbender

Design U Lead Designer

Jonathan Oz
Jonathan Oz

Design U Lead Designer

Connor Timm
Connor Timm
Lauren Schlenker
Lauren Schlenker
Alden Jaakola
Alden Jaakola

Design U

Danial Barr
Danial Barr

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Wuinn Dawson
Wuinn Dawson
Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson
Mathias Gervai
Mathias Gervai
Mark Caridei
Mark Caridei
Jun Oh
Jun Oh
Jude Sauve
Jude Sauve
Jordan Gaytan
Jordan Gaytan
Jackson Jaro
Jackson Jaro
Greg Ledray
Greg Ledray
Eric Konitzer
Eric Konitzer
Cole Galbraith
Cole Galbraith
Brenten Schlangen
Brenten Schlangen
Kyle Gee
Kyle Gee
Anna Fong
Anna Fong
David Deng
David Deng
Lee Thompson IV
Lee Thompson IV
Brian Plunkett
Brian Plunkett
 
 
 

SUPPORT US

We are looking for financial partners to help take our pod to the next level. You can help us breath life into a new vision for high-speed ground transportation. Any amount of support helps turn our designs into reality!

CONTACT

For general inquiries, support, or for students interested in joining our team please contact our student leader, Jarod White (whit1919@umn.edu).

 

For media inquiries, please contact our Marketing Coordinator, Anna Fong (fongx072@umn.edu).

 

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