Navigation Links
Wayne State University chosen as Michigan's sole participant in EcoCAR 2
Date:4/21/2011

DETROIT A team of Wayne State University students from the College of Engineering have been chosen to participate in EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future, a one-of-a-kind program established by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors. This three-year collegiate engineering program will educate the next generation of automotive engineers, giving them the knowledge and skills needed to continue the evolution of automotive propulsion technology and energy efficiency.

Wayne State University's team, led by Jerry Ku, Ph.D., associate professor of mechanical engineering and resident of Troy, Mich., will explore advanced vehicle solutions to minimize petroleum usage, energy consumption and reduce emissions through research collaboration with industry, as well as workforce preparation-oriented curriculum development. Ku serves as the director of Wayne State's electric-drive vehicle engineering graduate program, in which many of EcoCAR 2's participating students are enrolled.

The competition will challenge 16 North American universities to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles without compromising performance, safety or consumer acceptability. WSU was the only university in Michigan invited to participate in EcoCAR 2.

"Being in the heart of the automotive capital of the world, it makes sense for Wayne State University to participate in the EcoCAR 2 program," said Ku. "Through EcoCAR 2, the university will be able to strengthen our newly established electric-drive vehicle engineering program, strengthen our industry collaborations, and provide invaluable learning opportunities for our students."

Shaped by the greatest design changes in the history of the automotive industry, EcoCAR 2 requires students to explore a variety of powertrain architectures and follow a real-world engineering regimen modeled after GM's Global Vehicle Development Process. EcoCAR 2 teams will use a Chevrolet Malibu donated by General Motors as the integration platform for their advanced vehicle design.


'/>"/>

Contact: Julie O'Connor
julie.oconnor@wayne.edu
734-748-4207
Wayne State University - Office of the Vice President for Research
Source:Eurekalert

Related biology news :

1. Soy increases effectiveness of radiation at killing lung cancer, Wayne State study shows
2. NextCAT secures license agreement for advanced biofuel technology from Wayne State
3. NextCAT Inc. secures $250,000 to commercialize biodiesel technology developed at Wayne State
4. Genomatix gives a hand in the analysis of Wayne States sequencing projects
5. NC State develops material to remove radioactive contaminants from drinking water
6. Fewer multiple births in states with insurance coverage for infertility
7. Jan-Åke Gustafsson leads team with $5.2M for prostate cancer research
8. K-State chemists biosensor may improve food, water safety and cancer detection
9. No scalpel: Minimally invasive breakthrough for men’s enlarged prostates improves symptoms
10. Most states unclear about storage, use of babies blood samples, new study finds
11. Study finds remarkable diversity of lichen species in Florida state park
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/11/2017)... 11, 2017 No two people are ... the New York University Tandon School of Engineering ... found that partial similarities between prints are common ... mobile phones and other electronic devices can be ... vulnerability lies in the fact that fingerprint-based authentication ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... 2017 Today HYPR Corp. , leading ... component of the HYPR platform is officially FIDO® ... security architecture that empowers biometric authentication across Fortune 500 ... secured over 15 million users across the financial services ... home product suites and physical access represent a growing ...
(Date:3/30/2017)... 30, 2017  On April 6-7, 2017, Sequencing.com will ... hackathon at Microsoft,s headquarters in ... focus on developing health and wellness apps that provide ... the Genome is the first hackathon for personal ... largest companies in the genomics, tech and health industries ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... , ... Any expert in stem cell research or stem cell medicine knows ... a century. Despite their essential roles in human health and regenerative medicine, adult ... developed for this purpose also tag other, more abundant, non-stem tissue cells ( See ...
(Date:8/15/2017)... ... August 15, 2017 , ... ... threatened by various biotic and abiotic factors. During this educational webinar, participants will ... coffee, as well as gain a better understanding of how genomics is important ...
(Date:8/14/2017)... ... August 14, 2017 , ... Opal Kelly, a leading ... PCI Express, announced the release of SYZYGY™, a new open standard for connecting ... for a compact, low cost, low pin-count, high-performance connectivity solution between FPGAs and ...
(Date:8/11/2017)... ... 11, 2017 , ... A staple in the community for more than 60 ... key elements including a new digital marketing strategy and updated logo. , As part ... has partnered with the South Texas Blood & Tissue Center for the month of ...
Breaking Biology Technology: