CMU in final round of SpaceX Hyperloop competition: 30 minutes from here to NYC

Led by Anshuman Kumar, a graduate student at the Integrated Innovation Institute, the CMU Hyperloop team began its work last May, and has since grown to include over 75 members from a variety of backgrounds in engineering, design and business. Iyer, a freshman who currently studies economics and statistics, joined the team last November, months after the design process had already begun.“It’s a really low-pressure environment, and the pod essentially levitates in the tube, kind of like a puck on an air hockey table,” says Iyer. The CMU Hyperloop information session will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in Rashid Auditorium.