Since 1988, students, faculty and volunteers at Penn State have participated in advanced vehicle technology competitions to design and build fuel efficient and safe vehicles. Now with 50 undergraduate students, three faculty advisors and three veteran volunteers in EcoCAR 2, Penn State’s team is aiming to train the next generation of automotive and energy professionals. Under the co-leadership of Luke Shepley and Eduardo Barrientos, the group is split into four subgroups: mechanical, controls, electrical and outreach/business. Many Penn State team members take jobs with industry sponsors such as A123, GM and AVL. The team enjoys watching this video to get them pumped up for working on CAD models and cleaning the garage in preparation for their upcoming facilities inspection!