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IIT Hammer Hawk, winner of 2010 1st Place GM Best Engineered Hybrid Systems Award

The WISER Formula Hybrid project at Illinois Tech gives students hands-on experience designing and fabricating electrical and mechanical automotive systems. From an industry standpoint, petroleum prices continue to rise every year and consumers are hard pressed to find alternatives to their gasoline-hungry vehicles. Through this project, students will both explore and develop the same cutting-edge automotive technology that will be making its way into many markets in the next few years. With the backing of friends and sponsors, it is the goal of this project to hope to expand hybrid-electric vehicle technology and pave a way for a greener future for consumers and racers alike.

After its appearance with Hammer Hawk, the winner of 2010 1st Place GM Best Engineered Hybrid Systems Award, the team is currently working on the new 2011 car as well as revamping Hammer Hawk in preparation for the 2011 season. Students from all backgrounds are welcome to get involved