Ambitious Students, Makers and Innovators

Judy Warner
|  Created: April 18, 2018  |  Updated: March 16, 2020

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 Author

About Author

Judy Warner has held a unique variety of roles in the electronics industry for over 25 years. She has a background in PCB Manufacturing, RF and Microwave PCBs and Contract Manufacturing, focusing on Mil/Aero applications. 

She has also been a writer, blogger, and journalist for several industry publications such as Microwave Journal, PCB007 Magazine, PCB Design007, PCD&F, and IEEE Microwave Magazine, and an active board member for PCEA (Printed Circuit Engineering Association). In 2017, Warner joined Altium as the Director of Community Engagement. In addition to hosting the OnTrack Podcast and creating the OnTrack Newsletter, she launched Altium's annual user conference, AltiumLive. Warner's passion is to provide resources, support, and advocate for PCB Design Engineers worldwide.

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