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IAV supports Wayne State's EcoCAR2 project

July 4, 2013

IAV Automotive Engineering, Inc. is investing in student programs that help to cultivate the next generation of ambitious and dedicated engineers, and promote the importance of science, technology engineering and math education. One key initiative IAV supports is the Wayne State University College of Engineering's EcoCAR 2 project, a three-year program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors, that provides engineering students the opportunity to gain real-world experience in developing energy-efficient vehicles in a competitive setting. Of the 15 teams competing, WSU is the only university from Michigan participating. In addition to increasing fuel economy and reducing emissions, students also must maintain the performance and safety of the vehicle, a 2013 Chevy Malibu. The 48-member WSU team has seen significant improvement from the first year competition to this year, jumping four spots to eighth place.