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

Design U Technical Director

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Vicky Ong
Vicky Ong

Design U Design Director

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Katrina Mutuc
Katrina Mutuc

Design U Lead Designer

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David Fasbender
David Fasbender

Design U Lead Designer

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Jonathan Oz
Jonathan Oz

Design U Lead Designer

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

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Danial Barr
Danial Barr

Design U

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