Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is Challenge X?
A: Challenge X is a national competition sponsored by General Motors and the US Department of Energy. The objective is to take a
GM Chevy Equinox and modify the vehicle to minimize emissions and consumption, without sacrificing utility and performance.
For more information, visit ChallengeX.org or our Challenge X information page.
Q: What majors are you specifically seeking?
A: The Challenge X team is made up of both engineers and non-engineers. We need all types of engineers to help with the vehicle work and non-engineers to help with report writing and marketing.
Right now, we are definitely looking for marketing majors to help with this year's marketing focus.
Q: How can I get involved in Challenge X?
A: The fastest way to get involved in Challenge X is to attend our Wednesday meetings at 5:00 over at North campus.
Alternatively, you can contact either Dr. Patton or our team leader Amanda Emnett.
Q: What schools are participating in this competition?
A: Seventeen schools are participating in Challenge X. These teams are:
- Michigan Technological University
- Mississippi State University
- Ohio State University
- Pennsylvania State University
- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
- San Diego State University
- Texas Tech University
- University of Akron
- University of California, Davis
- University of Michigan
- University of Tennessee
- University of Texas at Austin
- University of Tulsa
- University of Waterloo
- University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Virginia Tech
- West Virginia University
Q: How many years will Challenge X run?
A: Challenge X is currently in its fourth and final year. This year focuses on the marketing of our vehicle and involves several road rallies and media events.
Q: What happens after Challenge X?
A: After the conclusion of Challenge X, General Motors and the Department of Energy have stated that they plan to begin a new competition called Challenge Y.
No further information about Challenge Y is available as of yet.