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Fall 2023 Applications: Closed...

Thank you for your interest in joining our team! We've been thrilled to engage with so many passionate individuals keen on pushing the limits of autonomous and electric vehicle innovation.

CEV thrives thanks to a dedicate team of electrical, mechanical, and software engineers working alongside project managers, financial advisors, and graphic designers. We're hoping to see you among us in the next application cycle! 

For any questions about our team or updates on our future endeavors and timelines, reach out to us at


Nevertheless, stay tuned for our next application cycle in Fall 2024!

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If you're interested in learning more about CEV, what better way than hearing it directly from our members?

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Kate Sawin

Full Team Lead

Major: ORIE

Mechanical Team Member

Evelyn Hu

Mechanical Lead 

Major: MAE

Software Team Member

Aditya Kakade

Data A&A Lead 

Major: CS

Kunal Gupta

Full Team Lead

Major: ECE & CS

Mechanical Team Member

Nila Narayan

Mechanical Lead

Major: MAE

Software Team Member

Lauren Kam

Data A&A Lead 

Major: CS

Operations Team Member

Joanna Zhang

Operations Lead 

Major: CS


Bhadra Bejoy

Electrical Lead 

Major: ECE

Software Team Member

Jason Klein

Autonomy Lead 

Major: CS

Recruitment Timeline

Times and locations subject to change. Join our email list for updates!

Upperclassmen Applications Due

Project Teams Fest

8/31 @ 4:00 PM

Duffield Atrium

Info Session #1

9/7 @ 5:00 PM

Phillips 219

Info Session #3

9/21 @ 5:00 PM

Phillips 219

Info Session #4

9/25 @ 5:00 PM

RPCC 205

Freshmen/Transfer Interviews

10/12 - 10/15

Times vary


Info Session

8/28 @ 5:00 PM

Phillips 213

8/31 @ 11:59 PM

Info Session #2

9/12 @ 5:00 PM

Phillips 219

Coffee Chats

Week of 9/11 - 9/22

(sign-ups below)

Freshmen/Transfers Applications Due

9/28 @ 11:59 PM

Decisions Released

10/16 - 10/18

Times vary

If you weren't able to attend our info sessions, you can find the slides here!

  • Do I need experience to join CEV?
    Nope! All you need to be is a Cornell undergraduate and want to work on the team. We don't expect you to have any experience since CEV is all about learning and growing. As long as you are passionate and eager to learn, then that's all that we're looking for.
  • Can I still contribute as a freshman?
    Of course! As long as you are willing to learn, you will be a valuable member of CEV and make a huge impact on the team.
  • What is the time commitment?
    CEV members typically commit 9-12 hours per week to the team! Many members find it easy to reach this time commitment since it includes GBody, subteam meetings, and work sessions. Freshmen/transfers do not take CEV for credit during their first semester - that is solely dedicated to onboarding! For all following semesters, members usually take CEV for 3 credits.
  • How does the recruitment process work?
    Before sending in your application, you can connect with us at Project Team Fest, an info session, or during a coffee chat! After completing our application, you will hear from us regarding interview decisions. If you are selected for an interview, you will meet with 2-3 members of the subteam you applied to. The 30 min interview will consist of mostly behavioral questions, with a few technical “thinking” questions. There are no right answers, we just want to learn how you think!
  • What will my first semester on the team look like?
    Your very first semester on CEV will start with a robust onboarding process. You’ll meet members across subteams, participate in workshops, attend professional development/alumni panels, and more! Once familiarized with the team, you’ll work directly with your subteam lead to determine which project will align best with your interests.
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