"This was my third competition during my studies at Concordia University and it was a thrill to succeed at this level against competitors of such high calibre from around the world," said team captain, Hadi Alaee.
Martin Pugh, Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, said, "I'm very proud of our students. Their hard work and creativity truly paid off."
The Concordia team took their truck, emblazoned with the Stingers logo, for the 22-hour drive down to Georgia and on the way back from their success at the competition stopped off at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to see the space shuttle Discovery. Hadi says, "This made our trip just perfect."
Hadi's fellow team members were Nicholas Major, Serge Kudinov, Billy Marquez, Vishaan Gungah, Neil Roy Choudhury, Fabio Bandera and Ejen Eskhandari.
"I'm thrilled for the team that they not only performed superbly but also that their experience in the United States was so instructive and rewarding," said Dean Robin Drew.