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Top 25 of 2012: Supermileage champs – again

December 16, 2012

NIU's Supermileage vehicleAs 2012 draws to a close, NIU Today is offering a look back at 25 of the top stories from the year.

No. 15

For two years running, students in the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology have been the top American team at the Society of Automotive Engineers’ (SAE) Supermileage competition in Marshall, Mich.

Each year, the team’s car has had the highest mileage of any school from the United States and third-best in the world.

This year, their vehicle got an astounding 1,169 miles per gallon and beat out teams from some of the top engineering schools from across the United States and several from Canada. The college is also ranked among the Top 70 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs by U.S. News & World Report.

The complete story is available online.