DENSO Supports UT EcoCAR 3 Team with $50,000 Donation


The DENSO Foundation has donated $50,000 to the University of Tennessee’s EcoCAR 3 team to help them pursue dynamic testing and outreach goals of the EcoCAR 3 competition.  DENSO Foundation’s donation will allow Team Tennessee to purchase a truck to pull the 2016 Camaro on a trailer to showcase the Camaro in local outreach events.

Doug Patton, DENSO Foundation President, and Brian Crawford, from DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, met with the UT EcoCAR 3 students to present a check and talk about the importance of the EcoCAR 3 competition. Mr. Patton appreciates the value in safely transporting the Camaro to sites where further testing can be done to refine the vehicle. He also values the hands-on experience that this testing offers for UT students. Mr. Patton also places a high emphasis on encouraging the youth to pursue a STEM education, and encouraged Team Tennessee to bring the Camaro around the Knoxville area to excite the next generation of automotive engineers.

UT’s EcoCAR 3 team is excited about the opportunities in dynamic testing and community outreach that being able to transport the Camaro will offer, and looks forward to sharing more about the EcoCAR 3 project with the Knoxville community.