Students in the EcoCAR 3 competition will be working on the Chevrolet Camaro.

Students in the EcoCAR 3 competition will be working on the Chevrolet Camaro.

Arizona State University’s selection to participate in the EcoCar 3 competition recently was featured in The Arizona Republic and on the newspaper’s website azcentral.com.

The ASU team’s student communications lead, Ashley Yost, a graduate student in the College of Technology and Innovation on ASU’s Polytechnic campus, worked with Arizona Republic reporter Aaron Rop, scheduling the visit and interviews.

EcoCar 3 is a four-year competition to make a Chevrolet Camaro more energy efficient. It is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. The article points out that it is difficult for a university to be chosen without prior experience, but that ASU had overwhelming faculty support and the infrastructure to create a top-notch automotive program.

Abdel Mayyas, assistant professor of automotive engineering and the engineering faculty lead, told Rop that the team on ASU’s Polytechnic campus hopes to build a fuel cell vehicle.

The competition brings about $63 million in hardware, software and other funding to each university.

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