All 3 Levels of Government Talk Tech with PSU

The Penn State EcoCAR team has recently had the honor of discussing advanced vehicle technologies with officials from all levels of government.

At the local level, Mayor Elizabeth Goreham read Penn State EcoCAR’s Energy Month proclamation at the State College Borough Council Meeting. She encouraged residents to participate in Energy Month events and to make wiser energy decisions. The team also visited the local Council of Governments meeting where officials from all across the central part of Pennsylvania were excited to learn about EcoCAR.

At the state level, Representative Scott Conklin toured the garage and showed his support for the EcoCAR competition. As a car enthusiast, Conklin was interested in the team’s architecture, and he wanted to learn as much as possible. The engineering students were delighted to give him detailed descriptions and specifications about the EcoCAR.

At the federal level, Congressman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson viewed the vehicle and discussed the future of the automotive industry with EcoCAR engineers and outreach members.  He was enthusiastic about the project and was particularly interested in the safety aspects of the vehicle. As a Penn State graduate, Thompson was impressed with the team and wished them luck before Year Three Finals.

Check out the video below to see how the meetings went!