The WVU EcoCAR team recently received support from a local public official at one of its K-12 outreach events. Team members Cate Mihelic, Marilyn McCarthy and Andrew Blazek were invited to give a presentation on the EcoCAR Challenge to 120 fifth and sixth-grade students at East Park Elementary School in Fairmont, West Virginia.
The WVU team was very excited to have the support of Fairmont City Manager, Jay Rogers, at the event. Mr. Rogers was happy to learn about West Virginia University’s involvement in the EcoCAR competition and thanked the team for talking about their project to the students of Fairmont.
“We talked to the students about how important it is to study math and science and the hands-on learning opportunities that the EcoCAR Challenge gives college students,” said Mihelic, a WVU outreach team member. ” The event was also special because Mr. Rogers was really interested in our message and offered us his support as we progress through the competition.”
WVU team members have been participating in various K-12 outreach events around the state of West Virginia to educate young people about the opportunities they have to work towards a greener future.