This year’s Winter Workshop was co-hosted by competition sponsors, NXP and dSPACE. Students participated in multi-track training sessions from organizers and sponsors, including General Motors, Argonne National Laboratory, NXP, dSPACE, MathWorks, Siemens, Mentor Graphics, Weber Shandwick, and more! Students also had the opportunity to present to industry professionals in the areas of Innovation, Systems Modeling and Simulation, Hardware in the Loop, and Project Status.
In addition to the technical training sessions and presentations, EcoCAR 3 and NXP hosted the 2016 Education Day for Breakthrough Austin. According to Breakthrough Austin, the program provides a path to college for children in the Austin area, starting in middle school, for low-income students who will be first-generation college graduates. During the 2016 Education Day, these students were given the chance to spend time with the EcoCAR 3 teams and learn about the competition, hybrid vehicles and the importance of STEM!
Teams also had the opportunity to attend special events throughout the workshop, including a Sponsor Social and Networking event that featured various competition-level sponsors. Students were able to network and connect with sponsors who were seeking full-time or internship positions in their company. EcoCAR 3 teams were also able to experience the Austin Domain by attending an evening event at the Punch Bowl Social. The night was filled with bowling, games, and some intense karaoke.
EcoCAR would like to thank all of the teams and sponsors for attending the Winter Workshop and would like to give a special thank you to co-hosts NXP and dSPACE.
Check out photos from the Workshop by visiting the AVTC Flickr.