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Say goodbye to the iconic Chevy Camaro as you know it.
Students of some of the top colleges and universities in the nation are working to re-engineer the iconic Chevrolet Camaro with efficiency and environmentalism at the top of mind in the EcoCAR 3 competition.
And young women are leading the charge with the leadership of the Wayne State University team made up entirely of females – a rarity in the automotive world and engineering departments nationwide. Many other EcoCAR 3 teams are made up of female leaders and members as well.
The Wayne State University team is one of the 16 competing North American university teams that gathered in Seattle for several days of judged competition for Year One of the EcoCAR 3 competition last week, a four-year premier collegiate engineering program that gives students the chance to design, build, and demonstrate cutting-edge, eco-friendly automotive technologies in the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.
While The Ohio State University team won year one last week, don’t count the ladies out! The competition still has three more years to go, with a new team winner being selected for each round.
Recently I had the chance to chat with Alyse Waldhorn, engineering student and member of the Wayne State University EcoCAR 3 team. She shared why she and her teammates are excited to take part in such a groundbreaking event, and the impact their efforts to build more environmentally-friendly cars will benefit drivers everywhere.
Take a listen to the interview below.
About EcoCAR 3:
EcoCAR 3 is the latest U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series and is North America’s premier collegiate automotive engineering competition. The U.S. DOE and General Motors are challenging 16 North American universities to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid-electric car that will reduce environmental impact, while maintaining the muscle and performance expected from this iconic American car.
photo source: Facebook/EcoCAR 3