What’s Now! Missouri S&T Hosts Cutting Edge EcoCAR Camp

At Missouri University of Science and Technology, we’ve developed a new “equation”, i.e. E³= C, which stands for Energy, the Environment and Education equals Civilization. That formula is more than a clever play on Einstein’s theory of relativity. It also forms the foundation of our energy and sustainability initiatives at Missouri S&T. And, just as Einstein’s equation E=MC2 radically changed the way we view the universe, so too is E³= C is altering the way Missouri S&T approaches matters of energy production and conservation and environmental sustainability, i.e. “Green.”

Currently, Missouri S&T is building a renewable energy facility “E³Commons” which includes a hydrogen fueling station, a renewable energy power park (solar PV / wind / hydrogen fuel cell) and a student EcoCAR Team garage for the Missouri S&T EcoCAR team’s vehicle. The EcoCAR Challenge is a three-year collegiate competition that challenges universities across North America to build a sustainable vehicle utilizing different advanced technology solutions—each team will eventually integrate their plans into an actual vehicle, a 2009 Saturn Vue. The team was selected to design a cutting-edge hydrogen fuel cell plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (FC PHEV).

Given the school’s involvement with the EcoCAR competition, I want to share news about a camp Missouri S&T is hosting for students interested in cutting-edge technologies in the field of hydrogen vehicles, modern vehicle design and hydrogen production by renewable energy. Please pass this around to students, teachers and parents who’d be interested.

For more information about the camp please visit http://precollege.mst.edu/ecocar.html.

Contributed by Kevin Martin, Ph.D. candidate, Engineering Management, at Missouri S&T

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