Here at the EcoCar blog, we have the opportunity all the time to tell what the team as a whole is up to, but we never really get the chance to sit down and focus on the human side of the team. With the EcoCar world being hectic as ever, I wanted to try something different and focus on a single team member who has been committed to the team for as long as any other.
The Saturday work session this week was quite exciting. With the physical construction of our new car at hand, there’s lots of action and opportunity to get one’s hands dirty. On that note, let’s start with our merry band of MecE’s…
It’s no secret that the body which decorates the newspapers and posters (and the winners’ circle) is the product of the Mechanical Engineering team. They are the ones that design the suspension and braking and many other components of the physical car, and they also have the claims on the aeroshell, which gives us our sleek, dangerous, “you-wish-you-were-this-efficient” look. But underneath it all, how does the car look? This week, we get a very special sneak peek:
Sometimes even the best and bravest get overwhelmed under a mountain of midterms and assignments and projects. The EcoCar team has been a little lax on letting the outside world know what we’ve been up to, so we’re going to make up for it now that we can see 20 feet in front of us without having to worry about a harrowing assignment. We want to let you know about the progress that’s been made, and about the status of the team. Spoiler Alert: everything is awesome.
This week marks an exciting time in any year for the Eco Car team.
The team has been hard at work preparing for the arrival of a new cohort of engineers and innovators. After several weeks of attending events such as the engineering carnival, orientation, and the engineering expo in order to promote interest in the team, we finally got a first look at what will eventually be the future of our team. And let me tell you, it looks good.
Last weekend, as the new school year got into full swing, the Eco Car team returned from their various conquests of the warmer months to catch up and play some Mario Kart. Fearless team leader Balazs was kind enough to provide some love (in the form of breakfast — Kool-Aid Jammers!) for the members who attended the meeting with the hopes that his bribery could persuade the team to talk about the car instead of fixating on video games and Youtube videos. This was in vain, though we did manage to endow the new car with a name: Alice.