Mechanical and aerospace engineering students at Carleton have built a hybrid race car that will perform against international universities in a competition in the United States this spring. The Formula Hybrid International Competition will take place at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway from April 30to May 3, 2012. This is the first year that Carleton will take part in the competition.
The car was built from the ground up by a group of 21 students working under the guidance of Carleton faculty members. The Formula Hybrid project is one of several fourth-year engineering projects available to mechanical and aerospace engineering students as a mandatory full-year course. Each student is assigned a specific component or system while working in collaboration with other team members.
Media are invited to the unveiling of the car on April 11, 2012. This will be a great photo opportunity and we can provide contacts for advance stories.
Where: Atrium, 4th Floor University Centre, Carleton University.
When: Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 12 p.m.
Parking: Parking is available in P2. Journalists are invited to leave their media passes on their dashboards.
For more information:
613-520-2600, ext. 1391
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