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Advance Vehicle Technology Competition AVTC EcoCAR3 Advance Vehicle Technology Competition [AVTC] EcoCAR3 A. Abstract Arizona State University (ASU) is a public, metropolitan research university located in Phoenix, Arizona. ASU is also the largest public university in the United States by enrollment. ASU is home to more than 73,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled on four campuses. The university strives to be a leader in higher education under the direction of President Michael Crow. President Crow has led the transformation of ASU into a model of the New American University, which promotes excellence in research and among students and faculty, increases access to educational resources, and works with communities to impact social and economic development in a positive manner. Arizona State University-College of Technology and Innovation ASU-CTI (The Polytechnic Campus) is an expansion to the Ira A. Fulton School of engineering who emphasize the impact by finding a solution to the grand challenges facing the society, through both research and practical education of the next generation of engineering professional. The Department of Engineering& Computing Systems ECS at ASU-CTI offers a design emersion curriculum, with design courses embedded in every semester of the students career at ASU-CTI. Primary engineering discipline focus areas include automotive, mechanical, electrical, robotics, alternative energy, integrated electronics, automation, manufacturing, sustainability and environmental systems. The departments project-based graduate programs are in mechanical, electrical, software engineering and information technology, alternative energy, integrated electronics and manufacturing. The CTI also offers a PhD degree in Simulation, Modeling and Applied Cognitive Science (SMACS). This PhD program provides trans-disciplinary, research-driven training in computing, engineering, technology, applied science and human systems integration. The applied nature of automotive engineering is well-aligned with the mission of CTI and to the needs of auto industry. The automotive engineering program gives students an applied education in a hands-on, experiential, team-based learning environment. EcoCAR3 will demonstrate the impact of research innovations in automotive design and development, energy efficiency, manufacturing and systems integration. In the automotive engineering program at the CTI, students are exposed to industry-driven, real-world engineering experiences that foster practical and active learning in a safe environment, preparing the next generation of automotive engineers to work in the domestic automotive industries. The addition of EcoCAR3 provides a platform to facilitate systems-level engineering curriculum by integrating advanced power train technologies, systems integration techniques, and renewable fuels as well as program management& communication skills that are essential for the automotive industry. Every semester students collaborate in teams to design, manufacture and deliver technologically innovative product and services. EcoCAR3 fits well within the scope and heart of ASUs strategic initiative in alternative energy& efficient energy and actively engage in & facilitate development in energy technology. Working together with Arizona State worldclass research community and coordinating with our main partners from the local industry such as GM Chandler IT Innovation Center& GM Desert Providing Grounds, Local Motors and Evolution Motors; EcoCAR3 will serve as a significant demonstrator for both faculty and students through the department of College of Engineering and through the University.
Effective start/end date4/9/141/31/19


  • Argonne National Laboratory (ANL): $371,557.00


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