MSU Team Highlight: Tanner Powell

Year One EcoCAR 2 Winners Mississippi State asked each of its members what impact EcoCAR 2 and past AVTCs, have had on their life and education. One mechanical team member, Tanner Powell, shared his thoughts:

“As a Junior in Mechanical Engineering, it was only natural that I would choose my extracurricular activities accordingly by joining the EcoCAR team. Now I am a 2-year member of the Mechanical Group for Mississippi State’s team and I am both proud and honored to be a part of the current EcoCAR 2 competition.

Participating in EcoCAR 2 has been the greatest learning experience of my life. I have always been interested in cars, but I have never had the opportunity to really work on one, let alone help build one. Thanks to EcoCAR last year I had the privilege of working under the students with far more experience than what I had at the time. Now that EcoCAR 2 has rolled around, I have the chance to share the knowledge I have gained with new members and guide them in the same manner I was guided two years ago. I want to thank GM and all of our sponsors for making this possible – it’s truly a one-of-a-kind experience that has exposed all of us to how businesses in the automotive industry really operate.”

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