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ERIC Number: EJ1014281
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-2158-0502
Reinventing the Electric Car: Education beyond the Classroom
Mahoney, Mark
Technology and Engineering Teacher, v72 n7 p6-12 Apr 2013
Students graduating from today's campuses are entering a world where alternative energy vehicles are becoming more reality than concept. Students at all levels of education must be prepared for this reality, whether entering college, graduate study, industry, or simply functioning as a consumer. At the Technology and Industrial Arts Department at Berea College students from an advanced power technology class initiated a project to build a lightweight, initially electric (hybrid capable), utility/research vehicle. The vehicle was intended to be utilized as a platform for ongoing research across the campus by any interested persons and/or programs. Therefore, it had to be built to go almost anywhere on campus. Additionally, this vehicle had to adapt easily to varying tasks while still providing a solid and reliable structure. This article describes the rationale behind the project, the stages of development, the final product, correlations with "Standards for Technological Literacy," and alternative applications. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky
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