1.) In the past, the Pennsylvania State University Advanced Vehicle Team has met with the State College Mayor and Council, the State College Sustainability Council and has even been congratulated by the Pennsylvania Senate for our outreach events. These events are held on campus, downtown and elsewhere to increase community knowledge, interest and involvement in PSU AVT.
2.) Seventeen PSU AVT alumni were recruited for internships last year, for their work on the team and in the course. Engineering majors can take a course that focuses entirely on the EcoCAR 3 competition and join the PSU AVT design team. However, this class is not an easy A and requires a considerable time commitment!
3.) In the EcoCAR 2 competition, PSU AVT was tasked with redesigning a Chevy Malibu and received about $63 million in grants and in-kind donations from organizers and competition-level sponsors. While waiting on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to come in, we have been showing off the Malibu from EcoCAR 2.
4.) PSU AVT is a diverse group with members from not only the United States but Egypt, China and India as well! Our advisors, Tim Cleary, Eric Reischer and Ryan Noss, are all alumni of the team and love to show off their Penn State pride!
5.) We have over 1,000 followers on our EcoCAR 3 social media! Last year, we earned around 50,000 impressions per outreach event and predict we will overshoot that this year. You can follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for updates on our events and activities, as well as fun facts about Camaros, sustainability, PSU AVT members and more!