Rose-Hulman’s EcoCAR 2 team recently participated in Indiana’s first GreenTown Summit, which was held at Indiana State University’s local campus. GreenTown travels around the Midwest to help create striving and healthy communities. The Terre Haute community is looking to restore and protect the Wabash River wetlands. There was no better time to welcome GreenTown into the Wabash Valley: The Rose-Hulman EcoCAR 2 team was eager to get involved with GreenTown and their efforts to keep a sustainable community.
The Wabash Valley is home to Rose-Hulman. The school takes pride in its local community and wants to keep it growing abundantly and flourishing. While at the GreenTown Summit, the EcoCAR 2 team had several team members on hand to speak of the EcoCAR 2 competition. The team educated local professionals, students and staff from Indiana State University, Ivy Tech, and Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Rose-Hulman Advanced Powertrain Engineering Squad (APES) displayed for several hours during the morning session of the summit. The team had a display booth inside the University Hall Atrium of Indiana State University and a demo car on display just outside. The demo car definitely stopped traffic! Before departing, the team was treated to an organic lunch made from local farmers and food markets in the Wabash Valley.
The GreenTown Summit was such a success that the team was invited back to participate in another Midwest stop next September at Valparaiso University. Rose-Hulman’s EcoCAR 2 team was thrilled to receive the invite. It was an honor to help GreenTown support a sustainable Wabash Valley.