Saturday, January 14, 2012

First Semester Experiences

Haley Moore, MET graduate student and Purdue EcoCAR 2 Project Manager, shares her experiences from our first semester in the competition:

"The first semester of the EcoCAR 2 Challenge was a fun and successful for the team. There was a lot of learning that went on at all levels of the team. For me, I found the most challenging parts of the semester to be keeping all portions of the team organized and to lead the team while finishing my final semester of my undergraduate career. I was amazed at how many things had to be done to make the team successful. We had to have several meetings each week, send out many emails every week, and even meet with people outside of the program. I learned a great deal about becoming more organized, which will only help me in the future with my studies and EcoCAR 2. I am fortunate to have a great Steering Committee and Faculty Committee that has helped the team become as successful as we have become. We will continue working hard this semester to achieve this year’s goal of having our car completely simulated on computer software, which will make it easier to implement our architecture to the vehicle. I am looking forward to seeing what this semester has in store for the team!"


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