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Alumni Opportunities

Are you an alumnus or alumna from a previous DOE Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series? Please consider keeping in touch with us. Getting involved in even a simple way with AVTCs is a reminder of the value, depth, and quality that you experienced as part of competitions. The following examples are some ways that alumni can engage with the current AVTC series.

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Sponsoring competitions

AVTCs are transforming engineering education in North America and sponsors are providing the tools and mentoring to enable that transformation. Sponsors provide cutting edge engineering software, as well as industry-leading components and other hardware. They also provide subject matter experts to mentor and guide the teams through the vehicle development process. As a result, students gain a unique, hands-on, real-world educational opportunity in- automotive research and development at the leading edge of technology.

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The 12th Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition Series: The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge

Vehicles for personal transportation in North America and around the world are undergoing the greatest design changes in the history of the automotive industry. The transformation of this global industry is happening at a rate that is historically unprecedented, that reflects society’s need to reduce the worldwide demand for oil, constrain the growth of carbon dioxide emissions from the transportation sector, and improve air quality in densely populated urban areas. These requirements pose major challenges for the established automotive supply chain and design process.

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Outreach opportunities

Public and youth outreach is a big part of AVTCs and communication students on each team work to educate the public on advanced vehicle technologies, alternative fuel, and petroleum reduction. AVTC teams become very involved with their community each year where they participate in community events, science fairs, club and organization events, and vehicle exhibitions. Members of the team have served on panels, judged science events, and participated in local vehicle education events, among others.

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