A Wayne State University team scored high points in a recent progress report for “EcoCar 2: Plugging In to the Future,” an engineering competition in which 15 North American university teams compete over three years to convert a gasoline-powered production car into a fully functional hybrid vehicle.
After a fierce day of competition featuring more than 600 students and 25 schools from throughout the State of Michigan, last year’s champions, the team from St. John Lutheran School in Rochester, grabbed first place to win this year’s Best Future City. St. John also won first place in 2009.
Wayne State University will host the kickoff workshop for “EcoCar 2: Plugging Into The Future,” a one-of-a-kind engineering competition between teams representing 15 universities challenged to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles without compromising performance, safety or consumer acceptability.
The Department of Civil Engineering at Lawrence Technological University has won $7,500 as one of five finalists in a national competition for connecting engineering practice and education.