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2012-09-02 23:05:10

EarthPM and ECOCar2 partner to empower the students working on tomorrow´s electric vehicles. Cape Neddick, ME (PRWEB) September 01, 2012 EarthPM, LLC (http://earthpm.com) is proud to announce that it will be collaborating as the vendor of choice for Project Management training for project lead participants in the ECOCAR2 Competition. As part of our agreement, EarthPM will provide a 1-day customized workshop in project management for the students from the 15 North American...

2011-04-21 08:00:00

DETROIT, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of Wayne State University students from the College of Engineering have been chosen to participate in EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future, a one-of-a-kind program established by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors. This three-year collegiate engineering program will educate the next generation of automotive engineers, giving them the knowledge and skills needed to continue the evolution of automotive propulsion...

2011-04-14 08:39:00

PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AVL announced today its sponsorship of EcoCAR 2, a three-year collegiate engineering competition. Today, select university participants were announced by David Sandolow, Assistant Secretary for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, in the AVL Technology Leadership Center during SAE World Congress. AVL will support EcoCAR 2 with technology resources and engineer guidance, offering hands-on experience to automotive...

2010-05-27 13:15:00

SAN DIEGO, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from Mississippi State University placed first in the 2010 EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge finals in San Diego today after designing and building a biodiesel extended-range electric vehicle (EREV). Virginia Tech earned second place with an ethanol-powered EREV design and Penn State came in third place building a biodiesel EREV vehicle. Mississippi State beat out 15 other universities to win first place in Year Two Finals of the three-year...

2009-07-31 10:12:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fuel economy and climate change policies are in the spotlight at the automotive industry's traditional summer gathering, the CAR Management Briefing Seminars August 4-7 in Traverse City, Michigan. The event is hosted by the Center for Automotive Research, a nonprofit research organization located in Ann Arbor, MI. The effect on the auto industry of government climate change polices will be explored in the session: "Sustainability of...

2005-06-08 23:15:45

WATERLOO, Ontario -- The University of Waterloo has joined 16 other top North American universities as teams of engineering students compete to design the vehicles of the future. The Waterloo team, with a fuel-cell-powered vehicle design, is the only Canadian team in the Challenge X competition being held this week in Detroit. The team is sponsored by Natural Resources Canada and Hydrogenics Corporation. "This is an exciting opportunity for young people to be involved in designing the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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