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Current Sponsors

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Sponsors in the Ultimate-102 category have contributed at least $25,000 to the Cornell 100+ MPG team.

Monetary Donations

Chang's Ascending Enterprise Co., LTD

CHANGS ASCENDING ENTERPRISE CO., LTD. is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of batteries and the related materials. The Company primarily offers lithium-cobalt oxides, lithium-nickel oxides, lithium-iron oxides, cathode materials and lithium-iron assembled batteries. The Company is also involved in the international trading of information and communication products, as well as the related parts and components.


New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is a public benefit corporation created in 1975 under Article 8, Title 9 of the State Public Authorities Law through the reconstitution of the New York State Atomic and Space Development Authority.  NYSERDA’s earliest efforts focused solely on research and development with the goal of reducing the State’s petroleum consumption. Subsequent research and development projects focused on topics including environmental effects of energy consumption, development of renewable resources, and advancement of innovative technologies.

General Electric

General Electric announced the launch of a program called "Ecomagination" in May of 2005. Ecomagination puts into practice GE's belief that financial and environmental performance can work together to drive company growth, while taking on some of the world's biggest challenges.

College of Engineering at Cornell University

Cornell Engineering, through their strategic planning process, has charted a course for the next ten years that will create a better future for all through its leadership in research and excellence in engineering education.

In-Kind Donation

National Instruments

National Instruments is proud of the productivity and innovation their customers have achieved by using NI products. From exploring space to improving automobile safety to giving scientists the tools they need to discover the next breakthrough medicine, they are proud that our tools help improve everyday life.


Sponsors in the Premium-92 category have donated anywhere from $7,500 to $24,999 to the Cornell 100+ MPG team.

Monetary Donations

Toyota Motor Corporation

Toyota Motor Corporation, as an environmental leader, does more than meet industry standards—they seek to raise them. With an unwavering commitment to environmental protection, Toyota strives to create clean and efficient products, and to conserve resources before their vehicles even hit the road.

First Manhattan

First Manhattan Co. specializes in providing professional investment management services primarily to individuals as well as partnerships, trusts, retirement accounts, and institutional clients. We manage investments in securities for accounts that range from under $1 million to over $100 million.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin is a leading multinational aerospace manufacturer and advanced technology company formed in 1995 by the merger of Lockheed Corporation with Martin Marietta. It is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, a community in Montgomery County, Maryland, and employs 140,000 people worldwide.

Formosa Energy & Material Technology Co., Ltd.

Facing the trends of energy saving and carbon reduction, Formosa Plastics Group has been proactively researching and developing the technology for the new generation energy industry . One of the group enterprises -- Formosa Biomedical Technology Corporation which focuses on consumption and living commodities has launched subsidiary Formosa Energy & Material Technology Co.,Ltd. ( FEMTC ) to develop , manufacture and sell the new generation green power material-- lithium iron phosphorous oxide.

Rhine Electronic Co., LTD.

RHINE is a professional electronics manufacturer established in 1982.  RHINE is a well-known controller manufacturer and has been producing Ceiling Fan Remote Control and DC Motor Control units for nearly twenty years.



In-Kind Donation

EVO Electric

EVO Electric develops and manufactures advanced electric machines, hybrid drive trains and generator sets for a wide range of transportation and mobile power applications.  EVO Electric's core competence is the design and integration of high torque electric motors and generators based on axial flux technology, enabled by innovations in materials, design and manufacturing. 

General Plastics Manufacturing Company

The General Plastics Manufacturing Company is a pioneer firm in the formulation of high-performance LAST-A-FOAM® cellular solid polyurethane and polyisocyanurate products.  Over the last four decades, General Plastics has earned an outstanding reputation for developing unique foam-based technical solutions to difficult problems. General Plastics Manufacturing Company offers many fine products and services to customers searching for a quality supplier of polyurethane-foam related technology.

Optimal Solutions Software

Optimal Solutions Software, LLC, provider of the award-winning design deformation products, Sculptor and SculptorPLUS, and aided by its worldwide network of experienced distributors, continues to apply high-quality, cost-saving solutions to its clients' design issues. Sculptor's unique real-time mesh deformation technology allows fast and efficient designs-every time.

Tektronix, Inc.

Tektronix, Inc., as a world leader in test, measurement, and monitoring, enables innovation in all its forms. Whenever you view a Web site, click a mouse, make a cell phone call, or turn on a TV, you touch the work of Tektronix.

Amber Composites

A small team of people founded Amber Composites in 1988 to develop and manufacture high performance composite prepreg. Prepreg technology was still in its infancy and Amber's early team was involved in developing some of its first commercial applications. Amber's success with the F1 community was based on its founding principles - developing the highest quality material, providing service that goes above and beyond the expected, and setting the industry standard for response times. The company now serves a wide variety of industries worldwide including Aerospace, Automotive, Marine, Communications, and more.  Amber is passionate about the advantages of advanced composites and will continue to be advocates for reducing weight to increase performance and efficiency.

Morrisville State College

MORRISVILLE is a residential college offering two and four year degrees in more than 70 academic programs, including agriculture, technology, and business.


Sponsors in the Plus-89 category have contributed from $2,500 to $7,499 to the Cornell 100+ MPG team.

Monetary Donations

The Triad Foundation

Triad Foundation, Inc. announced in June 2003 that the it had assumed full responsibility for the Park Leadership Fellows Program at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University and had re-named the fellowships the "Roy H. Park Leadership Fellowships." Roy H. Park, Jr. has continued his father's involvement with Cornell University. A graduate of the Johnson School, Park has served as a member of its Advisory Council since 1996 and as a trustee of Cornell University since 1999.

EMCON Technologies

EMCON Technologies, is a leader in the global emission technology industry. The company serves worldwide light and commercial vehicle manufacturers. The $4 billion business has operations in 19 countries, 7,500 employees and several long-term joint venture relationships.  EMCON is privately owned by One Equity Partners, an equity investment firm based in New York.


Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies. With around 102,000 employees in more than 100 countries and territories, Shell helps to meet the world's growing demand for energy in economically, environmentally and socially responsible ways. Thanks for the cash donation!



Conoco Phillips

Conoco Phillips is the third largest integrated energy company in the US and the fifth largest refiner in the world.  Thank you for the cash donation!

In-Kind Donation

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation

Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation is an industry leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty, portable electric power tools and accessories for professional users worldwide.  Since its founding in 1924, Milwaukee has focused on a single vision: to produce the best heavy-duty electric power tools and accessories available to professional user. Today, the Milwaukee name stands for the highest quality, durable and reliable professional tools money can buy.

Select Euro Cars

1985-2001 Select EuroCars, inc. was one of the top ten buyers of VW and Audi off lease in the USA and in 1993 was the fourth largest buyer of off lease Volkswagen and Audi.

The EDN Group

The EDN Group designs and manufacturers advanced high frequency  lithium ion battery chargers for next generation high-voltage electric and plug-in electric vehicles.  Our efficient power electronics design, packaging expertise, and durability offers outstanding performance and value.  EDN specializes in compact on-board air and water cooled battery chargers ranging  from 3 to 18 kW.  EDN also provides battery charging sub-modules suitable for use in high output stationary and portable fast-charging systems. EDN Group is based in Cormano, Italy with US product support located in Birmingham, MI.

Penske Corporation & Penske Racing

Unique in its heritage and formidable in its national and international scope, Penske Corporation is a closely held transportation services company that encompasses retail automotive sales and services, truck leasing, supply chain logistics management, transportation components manufacturing, and high-performance racing.

Penske Championship Racing is a racing team that has competed in the Indy Racing League, ALMS, and NASCAR. The team has also previously competed in road racing, Formula One and CART. Penske Racing is a division of Penske Corporation, and is owned and chaired by Roger Penske and led by team president, Tim Cindric.

Exide Technologies

Exide Technologies, with operations in more than 80 countries, is one of the world's largest producers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries. Every day, they start hundreds of millions of cars and trucks, and supply backup power for computer centers and many of the world's telephones and cell phone systems.

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics is an American magazine devoted to science and technology. It was first published January 11, 1902 by H.H. Windsor, and has been owned since the 1950s by the Hearst Corporation.

Cornell University Systems Engineering Program

At Cornell University, we have aligned five of the world's most renowned engineering departments to create a Systems Engineering Program of unprecedented strength. This forms the core of our interdisciplinary approach, but our program is influenced by a host of additional fields within the College of Engineering and throughout the University.

Autodesk, Inc.

Autodesk, Inc., a Fortune 1000 company, is a software and services company for the manufacturing, infrastructure, building, media and entertainment, and wireless data services fields. Autodesk was founded by John Walker and twelve other co-founders in 1982. Over its history, it has had various locations in Marin County, California, USA. It is currently headquartered in San Rafael, California.


 Sponsors in the E-85 category have contributed less than or equal to $2,500 to the Cornell 100+ MPG team.

In-Kind Donation

YT Stable Tech Corp.

YT mainly manufactures their patent product, Vacuum-assisted Braking System for electric vehicles, in Taiwan.  The kit comes with all the components needed for a complete vacuum assist solution. This includes an ultra-quiet pump, automatic shutoff switch, relay, fuse, and tubing. Most pumps used for vacuum assist produce a noisy drone that diminishes the elegance of quiet electric vehicle operation. No reservoir is required.

Sunstone Circuits

The Sunstone Circuits family of printed circuit board brands is backed by more than 30 years experience of finding the PCB solution that best fits its customers' needs.  Having pioneered Internet PCB ordering, they are dedicated to improving not simply their products and services, but the entire PCB industry. They strive to be the online PCB provider of choice, with better design checks and problem solving, and a better customer experience from quote to delivery.

Maxxis Tires

For more than four decades, the people who make up Maxxis International have provided high-quality tire products for cars and light trucks, bicycles, motorcycles, ATVs, trailers, karts, and lawn and garden care.  With distribution in approximately 150 countries, operations in Asia, Europe and North America, and more than 20,000 employees around the world, Maxxis is one of the largest and most respected tire companies in the world.

Maval Gear

Founded in 1987 by corporate refugees who felt there must be a better way to remanufacture import power steering gears and pumps, Maval has grown to become one of the nations foremost hydraulic remanufacturers as well as a worldwide leader in the production of off-road steering systems. Maval's unsurpassed quality and production/design flexibility has made it the choice of OEM's worldwide as a source of both remanufactured and new steering systems.


Rochester Gear, Inc.

Rochester Gear, Inc., is an eminent manufacturer of small and medium sized gears and is a world class competitor especially known for customer service and unexcelled product quality.  Rochester gears have helped launch Xerox copiers and helped the moon buggy navigate the surface of the moon.  Rochester services a wide variety of different industries including power hand tools, portable mixers, business machines, off–road vehicles, medical equipment, peripheral aircraft equipment, and meat processing equipment.

Champlain Cable Corporation

Champlain Cable Corporation was founded in 1955 with primary focus in the Aerospace industry. Growth continued expansion to the Industrial, Telecommunication and Automotive market segments. Chaploain's 180,000 ft2 manufacturing facility in Vermont is optimized for the highest production quality and efficiency. Capabilities include multiple layer extrusion, tape wrapping, braiding, twinning, multi-conductor cabling, jacketing and special coatings.

Student Agencies, Inc.

Student Agencies, Inc. is the nation’s oldest independent student-run corporation. Serving the Cornell University and Greater Ithaca community, Student Agencies, Inc. provides diverse services ranging from summer storage to campus marketing to business plan development.  SAI is committed to providing Cornell undergraduates with the extraordinary opportunity to gain practical experience starting and running businesses. To this end, SAI is organized into six different business divisions, or “agencies,” each of which is managed by a Cornell undergraduate and provides products or services to the local community.


Masterflux is a small diverse group of individuals dedicated to bringing variable speed compressor technology to market.  Masterflux employees also have vast experience in taking design concepts into production through the company's sealed systems technology center located in Ann Arbor and Tecumseh, MI.

Ebersp├Ącher catem GmbH & Co. KG

New drives - new vehicle concepts: Eberspacher is prepared for the automotive technology of tomorrow. Their subsidiary has production-ready electric auxiliary heaters for future generations of hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles. The company is a world leader in so-called PTC heaters: there are over 20 million cars on the roads of the world with Eberspacher catem technology. Electrical water and air heaters provide thermal comfort for the perfect fuel-efficient diesel and petrol engines and are also suitable for decentralized missions - for example, for head space heating in convertibles.

Nokian Tyres

Nokian is the World's Leader in Winter Tires.  Nokian Tyres invented winter tires in the 1930s and we have been leading development in the category ever since with more winter tire specific patents than any other manufacturer. Nokian offers low rolling resistance winter tires so that your mileage doesn’t suffer when you put them on your vehicle.  Our winter tires (often referred to as snow tires) include the legendary Hakkapeliitta 5, Hakkapeliitta 5 SUV, Hakkapeliitta R, Hakkapeliitta R SUV, and Hakkapeliitta LT.

Bender Incorporated

BENDER offers some of the most advanced Ground Fault Equipment on the market today.  An ISO 9001:2008 certified company, BENDER has been in business for over 60 years applying electrical safety measures to a variety of industries and commercial facilities.  There are thirteen integrated facilities and 94 sales offices worldwide.  BENDER offers over 150 UL-listed products including our state-of-the-art industrial GFCIs.


ROSS-TECH provides diagnostics solutions for VW, Audi, Seat, and Skoda automobiles with their principal product VAG-COM as well as Bentley CDs.

Choice Auto Glass

CHOICE AUTO GLASS provides Expert Auto Glass Repair Services. They come to your home or office and provide a Lifetime warranty.


DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions.

Friends of the Team

Sponsors who are Friends of the Team have made private donations to Cornell 100+ MPG.

Private Donation

Sarah (Hsiu-Hui Lee) Cheng '81 and Dr. Cheng

Cornell 100+ M.P.G. would like to thank Sarah (Hsiu-Hui Lee) Cheng '81 and Dr. Cheng for their thoughtful and generous donation to the team.

Edmund Cranch

Cornell 100+ M.P.G. would like to thank Edmund Cranch for his thoughtful and generous donation to the team.

Pete Derycke Jr.

Pete has a unique ability to diagnose and find the root of a problem that others miss, by looking at a system, its components and their functionality. Pete has been instrumental in getting our VW diesel engine running, mounted in the car, and has made countless insightful suggestions for the other vehicle systems. Pete calls Waterloo, NY home and braves the cold on the weekends to come help out in Ithaca.

The Robison Family - In honor of Steve Altman

Cornell 100+ MPG would like to thank The Robison Family for their generous donation, made in honor of Steve Altman (class of 1971).

The Tyrone Family

Cornell 100+ MPG would like to thank Jim and Nancy Tyrone for their thoughtful and generous donation to the team.

102 Ultimate 92 Premium 89 Plus E-85 Friends of the Team