Bellevue College Students Help Build a Car of the Future That Gets 100 MPG
Today Bellevue College students helped build an ultralight carbon fiber car that gets 100 MPG—right in the middle of campus. The students worked with Wikispeed, an organization dedicated not only to making cars greener, but also to revolutionizing how we make things.
The car build is part of the college’s RISE Learning Institute’s new Makers & Scholars Summer Experience, which features hands-on workshops in fields like genomics, fire engineering, 3D design and robotics. It also includes makerspace events that allow students to create their own projects using new technologies and techniques.
“We want to inspire students to reach their highest potential,” said Dr. Gita Bangera, founder of the RISE Learning Institute. “By giving them hands-on experience with emerging technologies, we hope they will see themselves as future scientists, inventors and innovators.” Continue Reading