Rose students compete in EcoCar comp

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – Some Wabash Valley students are plugging into their futures.

Students at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology are competing in the EcoCar 2 Competition.

It’s a three year collegiate engineering competition established by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors.

It challenges universities across the country to reduce the environmental impact of a car without compromising performance and safety.

The competition is nearing an end and students at Rose-Hulman feel very hopeful.

“EcoCar 2 is just such a great program to be a part of. We’re gaining real world hands on experience in the field of engineering, business and communication. So we will all be better prepared to enter our careers in the future,” Ashley Kronsell from Rose-Hulman said.

On June first Rose-Hulman’s team will be heading to Michigan to test their vehicle.

Afterwards, they’ll head to Washington D.C. to present their car.

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