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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Visits the McMaster Automotive Resource Center to Speak with McMaster EcoCAR Team

Written by: Kyle Wyndham-West On January 25th, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and cabinet visited the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) at the end of their three-day retreat […]
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GT Unveils the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ at SCC Kickoff

September 20, 2023

Last week the Georgia Tech EcoCAR Team unveiled the long-awaited Cadillac LYRIQ at the yearly Student Competition Center (SCC) Kickoff. This event invites each SCC team to the Georgia Tech […]

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MPP Fife Visits UWAFT

April 24, 2023

Written by: Avery Cantlon Last month the Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP) of Waterloo, Catherine Fife, visited the UWAFT garage. Fife has been an elected official for 4 years and [...]

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STEM Support at UCR

April 4, 2023

Written by: Trang Bui The University of California, Riverside’s Center for Environmental Research and Technology at the Bourns College of Engineering (CE-CERT) is home to the University’s EcoCAR team. The [...]

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Driven by Diversity, The UT Austin EcoCAR’s Direction to an Inclusive Automotive Sector

March 23, 2023

Written by Sherwin Shan, Noah Muniz Aside from competing in the EcoCAR EV Challenge, the University of Texas at Austin’s EcoCAR (UT Austin EcoCAR) team aims to serve a more [...]

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Old Meets New

March 21, 2023

Written by: Grace Yeh  During the EcoCAR EV Challenge, The Ohio State University will be collaborating with Wilberforce University to form a dynamic, diverse, and impressive team. Old will meet [...]

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Seeking Success: How McMaster EcoCAR is Empowering Women in STEM Leadership

March 8, 2023

Written by: Rida Khan and Kyle Wyndham-West Diversity is a crucial component of the McMaster EcoCAR team. Diverse backgrounds, opinions and leadership are important to the team’s performance as the [...]


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EcoCAR EV Challenge Launch Workshop

The EcoCAR EV Challenge Launch Workshop took place April 22-23, 2022 in Washington D.C. The event kicked off with a press conference at the U.S. Department of Energy where Energy [...]

Ready, set, goat: Mathworks’ Speedgoat training readying EcoCAR teams for industry

October 4, 2023

The hum of the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ’s motor will be music to the EcoCAR EV Challenge teams’ ears. In this four-year collegiate automotive engineering competition, students will disassemble the Cadillac [...]


Where Are They Now: Ryan Alexander

July 13, 2023

Only a select few participants of Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) can reflect on their time as a student, organizer, AND sponsor. Included in these few exceptions is Ryan Alexander, [...]


EcoCAR Equity in Mobility: Community Challenge

June 30, 2023

From mobility infrastructure to passenger vehicle design, the Equity in Mobility: Community Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, charged EcoCAR students with researching issues that impact local underserved [...]


EcoCAR Excellence in Leadership

June 22, 2023

The EcoCAR Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes the skills that are critical for engineers, project managers and communicators to be successful within the EcoCAR project and throughout their careers. This [...]


Dr. Juan Calderon Receives Outstanding Faculty Award

June 12, 2023

The Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award recognizes exceptional efforts made by EcoCAR Faculty members who have positively integrated EcoCAR goals, objectives, and activities into their university’s undergraduate engineering curriculum, how they [...]


General Motors Women in STEM Award Winners

June 7, 2023

Each year, General Motors proudly sponsors the EcoCAR Women in STEM Awards, which honor women from across the various STEM disciplines who are demonstrating outstanding technical excellence and accomplishments through [...]

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