Richmond, VA, USA




Competition III: Top 20 University Team Internationally

Hyperloop at VCU, a student organization devoted to designing and building a transportation pod for SpaceX's Hyperloop Pod Competition, had a strong showing this Summer for the 3rd competition. Now, they are hard at work designing their Competition IV pod!

Down To The Basics

So what is the Hyperloop exactly?

The Hyperloop, first proposed by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, is the futuristic vision of transporting people in a “Hyperloop Pod” through a tube at speeds of upwards of 700 mph!

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Background

Momentum of VCU’s Team

Founded in September of 2017, we have been one of the fastest growing Hyperloop teams in the world!

CROSS-DISCIPLINARY

We’ve combined arts, business, and engineering practices into one student organization through experiential learning.

ENGINEERING

Our engineering team is a mixture of disciplines in mechanical, electrical, computer science, computer engineering, etc!

BUSINESS

The business team is dealing with first-hand what fundraising and marketing is like in the real-world by creating a dialogue between Hyperloop at VCU and companies.

CREATIVITY

We are paving the way toward a better future by improving Hyperloop technology with the creativity of the no. 1 public arts institution in the country.

Our Team

Below are our leads for each subteam! Check them out!

Arthur Chadwick

President & Project Lead

Brendan Fisher

Vice President & Mechanical Co-Lead

Tyler Brayton

Pod Design Lead

Radha Kapadia

Marketing Lead

Samantha Kaputa

Treasurer/Fundraising

Matthew Kozak

Controls Co-Lead (Hardware)

John Naylor

Controls Co-Lead (Software)

Harrison Powers

Fundraising Lead

Patrick Welch

Mechanical Co-Lead

L. Franklin Bost, M.B.A., IDSA, F.A.I.M.B.E.

VIP Faculty Adviser

Charles Cartin, Ph. D.

Student Organization Faculty Adviser

Sponsors

Project Sponsors ($10,000+)


Platinum ($5,000-$9,999)


Gold ($2,500-$4,999)


Silver ($1,000-$2,499)


Bronze ($500-$999)

Lynn and Marc Wunderman

 

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