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Are you looking participate in the ultimate educational engineering experience?

With EcoCAR, you are participating in a high-profile, hands-on project where you’re following real-world processes and working in an interdisciplinary environment. This experience fuels your resume to help you get wherever you want to go.

With a multi-disciplinary approach, students of all majors are welcome to join the EcoCAR EV Challenge.

What do AVTCs offer Students?

A key mission of AVTCs is to provide student enrichment and education through experiential learning and supplemental training. Students gain hands-on, real-world experience in the areas of engineering, business, and communications.

The EcoCAR EV Challenge offers the following to participants:

  • Hands-on, project-based learning
  • Partnership with seasoned industry mentors and SMEs
  • Real-world Global Vehicle Development Process projects
  • Access to state-of-the-art testing facilities
  • Leadership and management opportunities
  • 6 Graduate Research Assistant funded positions

Benefits of Competing in AVTCs

The overall vision of EcoCAR is to provide an opportunity for university students to participate in hands-on automotive R&D at the leading edge of technology by using contemporary industry standards and practices.

  • Participation in a high-profile, hands-on project that mimics an automotive start up environment
  • Interdisciplinary collaboration with the university that broadens your knowledge and expertise
  • Unparalleled, experiential learning experience for students
  • Opportunities to gain real-world leadership skills: teamwork, collaboration, and problem-solving skills; verbal and non-verbal communication; business and communications acumen
  • Funded graduate and undergraduate student support and travel to workshops and competitions
  • Top jobs with North America’s premier employers (EcoCAR graduates command higher starting salaries than their peers, $4K-15K/average depending upon degree)
  • Access to state-of-the-art testing facilities
  • Research opportunities and publications
  • Experience with a real-world vehicle development process and learn industry best practices, tools, standards and methods to prepare you for future careers in the mobility industry
  • Close collaboration with mobility leaders from industry and government
  • Research opportunities and publications

Each EcoCAR team will be comprised of sub-teams with different sets of goals, skillsets, and deliverables in order to achieve the overall goals of the competition.

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