Just before Finals in June, Boy Scout Troop 5 of Louisville, MS came by the Mississippi State University CAVS facility to learn about the MSU EcoCAR. The team held a small session with the troop that had a turnout of thirty scouts plus a few adult leaders and parents. Some engineers helped explain different functionality aspects of the car while outreach team members gave them a better understanding of the competition and consumer acceptability standards.
The team illustrated the many different ways their EcoCAR could and would impact the scouts’ lives in the future. The troop was encouraged to keep up with MSU progress via the website and Facebook and was also strongly encouraged research more about new automotive technologies. Who knows, those boy scouts could end up being engineers in future EcoCAR competitions!