*Rams to make the Chevy Malibu a little greener
CSU students will spend the next three years reengineering General Motorsâ€™ Chevrolet Malibu at the Engineering Research Center and Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory for the EcoCAR Competition.
The three-year collegiate competition will require teams to convert the Malibu into a hybrid/electric fuel-cell vehicle to reduce its environmental impact without compromising the performance, safety and consumer acceptability of the vehicle, according to a press release.
Students will spend the first year developing the vehicleâ€™s design. The second and third years will be spent testing, integrating and converting the designs, followed by a week-long competition of engineering tests.
CSUâ€™s engines lab is one of 16 national teams selected for the competition.
Event to celebrate cutting-edge scientific research and collaboration
CSU and the National Ecological Observatory Network are hosting an event Thursday to celebrate cutting-edge scientific research and collaboration.
The event will take place on a farm located just outside of Sterling. It will feature a research showcase and a public discussion about CSU and NEON projects in the area.
Celebrate! CSU Awards announced
The Celebrate! CSU Awards that celebrate teaching, research and service achievements of CSUâ€™s faculty, administrative professionals and students will take place today in the Main Ballroom at 3 p.m.
A reception will follow the event. For more information contact The Office of CSU Events at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-491-4601.
*Looking at turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East
â€œTeach-In: The Turmoil in North Africa and the Middle Eastâ€ is being presented in the TILT Building, room 221 at 7 tonight.
It will consists of half-hour segments from experts on the Middle East, including topics like the background on Middle Eastern tensions, the role of media in shaping our perceptions and first-hand accounts from students.
The event is sponsored by the Peace and Reconciliation Studies Board. For more information contact William Timpson at 970-491-7630.