Wayne State University’s mission and core values all have a common theme: diversity. WSU’s diversity and inclusion mission states, “our rich multicultural experiences enable us to develop exportable programs and curricula, which provide leadership in a multicultural society.” With an identity that is inextricably linked with the city of Detroit, WSU prides itself in engaging and promoting the various cultural identities within the city.
The EcoCAR3 team at WSU, The Hybrid Warriors, fully celebrates the core values and the diversity and inclusion missions at WSU. The Hybrid Warriors have 29 members and 73% of the team is made up of international students. This year’s team has members from six different countries. Even the Hybrid Warriors car is celebrating the team’s diversity with a flag from each home country of a current or previous team member featured on the trunk.
The WSU EcoCAR3 team prides itself in celebrating its diversity. The Hybrid Warriors believes that each member brings a unique perspective to the team. Featured below are two members of our Controls Team, Miriam Di Russo and Vraj Modi, working together in the WSU EcoCAR3 garage.
The Hybrid Warriors celebrate age, educational background, and gender diversity. With members from the College of Engineering and The College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts, the Hybrid Warriors represent six different degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. A diverse team with a wide variety of expertise provides a platform for the Hybrid Warriors’ success as a team! As the Hybrid Warriors continue through year four of the EcoCAR 3 competition, they will continue to embrace their diversity. While each team member is different and unique, they come together to form one Warrior Strong team!