By: Nathan Price, Three year EcoCAR Team Member, Undergraduate in Electrical Engineering, Missouri University of Science and Technology
I first joined the Missouri S&T EcoCAR team during my freshman year, which was Year One for the competition. I had been looking to become involved with a student design group, so EcoCAR quickly became a fun challenge for me in my spare time. What interested me the most about the competition was how much hands-on it access we had to the automotive industry’s real world, leading edge technology. I think EcoCAR is a great way for engineering students to get inspired and to get a little taste of the industry. Looking back, I’ve had some great experiences in EcoCAR: I’ve been able to travel, I’ve stayed up nights trying to beat deadlines, and I’ve made a lot of a good friends. Our team finishing in 5th place overall for the competition was a great way to cap off this fantastic experience.