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ECE student Julia Cline receives leadership award

Julia Cline

Julia Cline, a third year student in electrical and computer engineering, received the Arcelor Mittal Leadership Award for service to Buckeye Current, Ohio State’s electric motorcycle racing team. The award was presented at the 33rd annual Women in Engineering Recognition Banquet on February 26, 2013.

Having been involved with the student project team since its inception in 2011, Cline is currently the administrative team lead for Buckeye Current. In this role she oversees the project management, strategic planning, finances and outreach for the team. Buckeye Current’s objective is to demonstrate the opportunities and potentials of vehicle electrification by building an all-electric racing motorcycle able to compete in national and international competitions. The team is currently focused on building a second bike to participate to the prestigious Isle of Man Racing competition, in May 2013.

"I have had the opportunity to witness first-hand Julia's ability and commitment to the success of this team. Among her achievements, she has operated a complete restructuring of the team in Autumn 2011, making it more efficient, focused and better organized,” says Faculty Advisor Marcello Canova, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering. “Furthermore, she has been a key player forging relationships with important sponsors, fundraising and coordinating a network of more than 50 members, including OSU students, high-school students, and auxiliary and support members in the US and UK."

Learn more about Julia Cline and Buckeye Current in ECE’s latest student video at http://youtu.be/YxORg4Hrym8.