We don’t want to bore you with a long post, but we do want to share with you something to which we contribute and are proud to be associated with.
It’s called EcoCAR2, and we’ve been happily collaborating with the planners of this 3-year event which has just culminated with a “Year 3 Competition” in which 15 universities from all over North America competed in a contest to convert a 2013 Chevy Malibu into a hybrid vehicle – improving fuel efficiency and reducing emissions while keeping the car “showroom ready” and comfortable. General Motors – a key sponsor – wouldn’t want it any other way.
In some cases, the student teams beat the stock vehicle’s specifications. Quite impressive.
Recognizing that this was a project in all senses of the word, and a sustainability-oriented one at that, Argonne National Labs, a part of the US Department of Energy, called on EarthPM to train the hundreds of students (focusing on the business managers and project managers in the teams, of course) in project management fundamentals and in sustainability thinking applied to PM – and also to do some customized training in presentation skills.
It really warms our hearts to see the outcome of the event (The Ohio State University was the ultimate winner) but the attached video – in which we can see the students using some of the presentation skills – is something we just felt would be great to share.
You can see a full list of the universities and their awards here. Perhaps your alma mater is amongst the top performers?
Whatever little bit we helped, we’re glad not only to have been associated with ECOCAR2 but even more proud to continue with the next edition – ECOCAR3, which will use a Chevy Camaro as the stock vehicle.
Enjoy the video!