NC State Enlightens More than 200 Middle School Students

This past fall, the North Carolina State University EcoCAR 2 Team visited the local Centennial Campus Magnet Middle School and shared some insight into the world of EcoCAR 2 at NCSU.

Team Leader Scott Blackwelder teaches students about the NCSU vehicle

Team Leader Scott Blackwelder teaches students about the NCSU vehicle

They spoke to approximately 200 middle school students, and enlightened them about the EcoCAR 2 competition and NCSU’s vehicle architecture. The students had a lot of questions and the team provided answers on everything from electrical connections and the battery pack to what it’s like being a student involved in the competition.

The school is located on North Carolina State University’s Centennial Campus (erected in 2001), and is a magnet STEM-focused school for grades 6-8. It’s not only important for the EcoCAR 2 team at NCSU to reach out to this school to educate 11-14 year olds, but also to instill a partnership with the middle school and to be a resource to their students since NCSU’s Centennial Campus is less than a mile from the middle school.

NCSU’s Malibu poses in front of the middle school

NCSU’s Malibu poses in front of the middle school

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