Ambitious Students, Makers and Innovators

Top 3 Student engineer projects

In the number three spot is a solar car team from the University of Waterloo in Toronto, Canada: The Midnight Sun Solar Car team. Relive the guts and the glory of this ambitious team. Congratulations, Midnight Sun Solar Team. Thank you for your pursuit of excellence and being an inspiration for our readers!


Taking the number two spot is the New Jersey Institute of Technology SAE Baja team that earned first place in the endurance race, and 13th overall. We can’t wait to see what they accomplish this year! Way to go, NJIT SAE Baja team. Keep up the hard work and thank you for sharing your accomplishments with the PCB design community and Altium users around the world!

 Baja racing car

Finally, taking the number one spot is the scrappy University of Wisconsin Badgerloop team that continues to win innovation awards and capture the hearts and attention of everyone who gets to know them—including Elon Musk!

Elon Musk sitting in the Badgerloop Pod

Congratulations, Badgerloop for continuing to think outside of the box and give your all at the Hyperloop Pod competition every year. We can’t wait to see Pod III. #BreakaPod (See our interview with Team Badgerloop at the 2017 Hyperloop competition HERE).

About the Author

Judy Warner

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry since 1984. She has a deep background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing with a focus on Mil/Aero applications in technical sales and marketing.

She has been a writer, contributor and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, The PCB Magazine, The PCB Design Magazine, PDCF&A and IEEE Microwave Magazine and is an active member of multiple IPC Designers Council chapters.

In March 2017, Warner became the Director of Community Engagement for Altium and immediately launched Altium’s OnTrack Newsletter.
She led the launch of AltiumLive: Annual PCB Design Summit, a new and annual Altium User Conference.

Judy's passion is to provide resources, support and to advocate for PCB Designers around the world.

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