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Our HYPED team recently travelled to Los Angeles, California to compete in the international SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019 on Sunday 21 June 2019. Following months of preparation, the team and their hyperloop pod protoype ‘The Flying Podsman’ journeyed over 5,000 miles to SpaceX’s headquarters in Hawthorne to compete alongside 20 of the best hyperloop teams in the world.

'The Flying Podsman': HYPED's 2019 hyperloop pod prototye, at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition in California

On Tuesday 19 March, Richard Lochhead, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education & Science and MSP for Moray, visited the University’s HYPED team following their recent success in reaching the finals of the international SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition 2019.

Richard Lochhead MSP (centre) with HYPED team members (L-R) Daniel Carbonell, Mac Versey, Maisie Edwards-Mowforth and Hamish Geddes

Several innovative student projects within the School have been awarded Student Experience Grants in the latest round of funding announcements, which will accelerate exciting initiatives across soft robotics, transport apps, self-driving cars and public outreach over the coming year. The grants are funded by alumni donations, and are designed to enhance student development across a wide range of academic and extracurricular areas.

Student Experience Grants

Hyped are proud to announce they have been awarded funds from Innovation Initiative Grant, as well as a cash award, providing a modest, but comfortable budget to continue their research, development and testing. The group are keen to welcome new people and fresh ideas from mechanical, electrical and civil engineering as well as those who would be keen to help with outreach and marketing.

HYPED Research Group Photo
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