Once again, a team of students from Louisiana Tech University came out on top at the Shell Eco-Marathon in Houston.  

The Tech students claimed first place in the diesel-powered Urban Concept Vehicle category with 315.9 mpg.  They also claimed 4th place in the gasoline-powered Urban Concept Vehicle category with 354.8 mpg.

This year, the Cyber Innovation Center's academic program sponsored six area high schools, comprising five teams, in the competition.  In the battery-electric Prototype Division, Benton High School placed 6th among high schools and 10th overall while Parkway High School placed 10th among high schools and 19th overall.  In the gasoline-powered Prototype Division a combined Airline/Haughton High School team placed 9th among high schools and 23rd overall while Ruston High School finished 11th among high schools and 25th overall.

Photo provided by Cyber Innovation Center