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CSU EcoCAR 2 Group in Denver Friday to Promote Girls' Participation in STEM Courses

April 4, 2013

Colorado State University will show young girls the fun and excitement of science and engineering in a special event - Girls Exploring Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (GESTEM) - at the Colorado Convention Center Friday, April 5.

Alfie Castillo, Andrew Warnock and Lynne Judish work to build science kits through the College of Natural Sciences.Members of the EcoCAR 2 team from CSU will encourage 6th- and 7th-grade girls to participate in more STEM courses in the workshop. EcoCAR 2’s group is one of 93 workshops to appear at this event, and will be presenting on topics related to the engineering and energy sector.

Creating hydrogen fuel-cell car

EcoCAR 2 is a student-run program that is working to turn a 2013 General Motors Chevrolet Malibu into a hybrid vehicle. It is a three-year collegiate competition currently in its second year which focuses on vehicle implementation. CSU is the only team of 15 selected schools to build a hydrogen fuel-cell hybrid.

The name of the presentation is “Hybrid/Electric Vehicles - For Girls.” It focuses on providing girls with an opportunity to explore viable options for careers for women related to engineering and energy.

The group has created a workshop for the event where they will be presenting the Regenerate! Kit. The Regenerate! Kit was developed by Andrew Warnock of the CSU’s College of Natural Sciences Education & Outreach Center.

Sponsors include city, CSU

The Regenerate! kit is supported by a U.S. DOE grant awarded to CSU Ventures Systems Solutions Group and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

GM contributes to funding outreach events like the upcoming workshop as part of support for EcoCAR 2.

  • More information about GESTEM.
  • More information about EcoCAR2

Contact: Emily Wilmsen
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