Educational outreach is a high priority for NC State EcoCAR 2! The team recently reached out to a several middle schools in its home town of Raleigh. With several middle school teachers on campus for a day long STEP (Short-Term Experiential Partnership) program, the team seized the opportunity to deliver a presentation about the competition. The teachers enjoyed the presentation immensely, and they were excited to hear about the NC State team’s activities. The team’s ultimate goal was to educate the teachers about EcoCAR 2. Ideally, a few teachers would even be interested enough to allow NC State to hold an event at their middle school.
It is important to NC State’s EcoCAR2 team members that they are able to teach middle schoolers about the project. That way, young people can start to find out more about engineering opportunities and possibly even develop an interest in the subject! The team looks forward to working closely with more area middle schools in the near future.