Recently, Rose-Hulman celebrated the time honored tradition of welcoming valuable alumni back to Dear Old Rose for homecoming.
Rose alumni, students and their parents not only got to watch the famed Rose bonfire burn and see their Fightin’ Engineers play football this weekend, but they were also able to stop by the EcoCAR booth for some valuable EcoCAR information and have a look at the RHIT EcoCAR team’s new GM-donated vehicle.
Alums old and new were fascinated by the idea that undergrad students like us have the chance to work on a project like EcoCAR that most of them did not get to work on when they were in school. Boy, have times changed. We’re getting so much real world engineering experience with this project compared to our predecessors! Adults and kids alike got to see the car up close and personal and have all of their questions answered about the EcoCAR project and hybrids in general. It was a successful event! We informed the Rose community about EcoCAR and alums told us about their time at Rose while encouraging us to succeed in our project! We’re going to make them proud in Year 2 of competition!
Also check out the Tribune Star story about homecoming here:
For more information about the Rose-Hulman EcoCAR team, visit: http://ecocar.rose-hulman.edu/