Shell Eco-Marathon Running Diary: Introduction

Hello, my name is Matthew Sponiar, and I’m the Project Manager for the U of A EcoCar Team. I’ve put together a couple blog entries to describe the UofA EcoCar Team’s travel and competition in Houston, TX for the Shell Eco-Marathon 2012. But before I start, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our project partners and the people that have helped make this project and our attendance at competition a possibility.

Motive Industries, Shell, Bullfrog Energy, Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, the University of Alberta Office of Sustainability, Rohit Group of Companies, the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Department, 3M, MIT RCF, Entropy Resins, Lincoln Fabrics, the Composite Innovation Centre, TTS Industries, Twin Anchors, and Fantom Tuning. We would also like to thank our Project Advisor Dr. Secanell, Curt Stout, Plasti-Fab Edmonton, Roger Marchand the entire U of A Mechanical Engineering Shop Team, the Electrical Engineering shop staff, and everyone else that helped our new team on our way to competition.

Lastly, I would like to thank the University of Alberta Formula SAE team for lending us their trailer and letting us drive it to Houston and back.

- Matthew Sponiar, Project Manager

About Adnan Arif

A fourth year Chemical Engineering student at the U of A, Adnan is passionate about alternative energy, climate change and computer programming. Between assignments, exams and killing people in GTA, he tries to find time to work on EcoCar's Electrical and PR teams.

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