MSU in the news, EcoCAR 2 Coverage


– Year Three Coverage –

May 24th, 2013- MSU EcoCAR Garners Awards (WCBI News)

May 24th, 2013- MSU’s EcoCAR 2 Team shows Bulldog ‘can-do’ spirit at competition (University Relations)

May 26th, 2013-EcoCAR team earns high honors (Starkville Daily News)

May 30th, 2013- Engineering the EVs and Hybrids of Tomorrow with EcoCAR 2  (Drive the District, Powered by General Motors)

August 20th, 2013– EcoCAR team to host kick-off (Starkville Daily News)

August 26th, 2013- EcoCAR 2 team interest meeting set for tuesday (Mississippi State University)

November 15th, 2013- Team Hosts Fire Department (WCBI)

November 20th, 2013 Students present EcoCAR to local first responders (The Reflector)

– Year Two Coverage –

May 17th, 2013 –MSU’s EcoCAR 2 Team Returns to Competition (University Relations)

May 17th, 2013- Spot on Yuma’s Outlaw Country Radio Station

May 23rd, 2013- WLOX Interview in San Diego, CA (MS Gulf Coast)

April 3rd, 2013EcoCAR 2 Welcomes DeSoto Elementary (Starkville Daily News)

April 6th, 2013- Starkville Celebrates 175th Birthday

April 22nd, 2013- MSU’s EcoCAR 2 Finalists Confident Among Tough Expectations (University Relations)

January 25th, 2013- MSU EcoCAR Team Gears Up for Hybrid Competition (The Reflector)

January 9th, 2013 Interest to Inspiration:Engineering Student Turns Lifelong Passion Into Career Path  (Connections Magazine)

December 5th, 2012Mississippi State University Makes a Documentary (WCBI Broadcast News)

December 12th, 2012– Miss. State Film to Feature EcoCAR (Starkville Daily News)

December 14th, 2012Four faculty members to represent MSU at first SEC symposium (University Relations)

November 27th, 2012-December 2012Starkville Christmas Parade Featuring MSU EcoCAR2 Team (ran on WOBV through entire month of December)

November 5th, 2012 – Maroon on the Mall (Bagley College of Engineering)

November 28th, 2012MSU Exhibits Prove Popular in D.C. at Smithsonian Folklife Festival (Mississippi State Alumnus Magazine)

Novemer 28th, 2012EcoCAR2 Team Earns First Place Finish in Competition (Mississippi State Alumnus Magazine)

October 5th, 2012 – Bryant: State poised for Energy growth (NEMN Daily Journal)

October 5th, 2012 – EcoCAR 2 Team Gets Recognized (Mississippi State University)

October 15th, 2012 – Gov. Phil Bryant’s energy vision offers a wealth of possibilities (Gulf Live)

October 15th, 2012 – Bryant’s Energy Vision offers Possibilities (Desoto Times Tribune)

August 9th 2012 – MSU’s EcoCAR on the DC Mall (BCoE-Newsletter, Summer 2012)

August 4th 2012 – Conferences for green fuel to join forces (Starkville Dailly News)

July 17th 2012 – MSU exhibits prove popular in D.C. at Smithsonian Folklife Festival (Mississippi State University)

July 9th 2012 – Here is what Mississippi really ‘looks like’ (Sid Salter) (Gulf Live) 

July 2012 – Dr. Sara Rajala on the EcoCAR program at Mississippi State (Radio Interview, Mississippi State University)

July 8th 2012 – Eco CAR does Mississippi Proud (Gulf Coast Rising News)

July 8th 2012 – Actuality: EcoCAR Competition is not just for Engineers (USDA Radio News)

July 6th 2012  – Eco Car does Mississippi proud (Clarion Ledger)

July 6th 2012 – ECO Car does Mississippi proud (The Greenville News)

July 6th 2012  – Eco Car does Mississippi proud (Hattiesburg American)

July 6th 2012 – USDA Radio Interview while at Smithsonian Festival (USDA)

July 6th 2012 – dSPACE Mississippi State University Info Page (dSPACE)

July 5th 2012 – Hybrid Learning: Schools Design, Build, Chevy Malibu Plug-In Hybrids in EcoCAR 2 Competition (MotorTrend)

July 5th 2012 – EcoCAR 2 Teams Spread the Word on Alternative Energy (Alternative Energy eMagazine)

June 29th 2012 – MSU exhibits draw visitors’ attention at Folklife Festival (Starkville Daily News)

June 26th 2012 – Mississippi State’s EcoCAR teams takes a bow in D.C. (CDispatch)

June 22nd 2012 – MSU delegates travel to Smithsonian festival (Mississippi State)

June 16th 2012 – Mississippi State University: EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future (Smithsonian Institute)

June 14th 2012 – EcoCAR 2 Challenges Students to Build Road-Ready Hybrids (Autopia | Wired)

June 14th 2012 – EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future (2nd Green Revolution)

June 14th 2012 – EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future (Paper blog)

June 7th 2012 – The Clean Energy Race for the Future: EcoCAR 2 Year One Winner! (Climate Mama)

June 7th 2012 – Hooray for Hollywood! Hooray for Mississippi State University! (dSpace)

June 7th 2012 – Mississippi State Wins Chevrolet Eco Car Prize (Earth Techling)

June 1st 2012 – Plugging In to the Future: First Place for Mississippi State University in EcoCAR2 Competition (Smithsonian)

June 1st 2012 – Students Design Car of Tomorrow (Electric Co-op Today)

May 30th 2012 – ‘Year One’ Leader in EcoCAR2 Contest Named (Dept. of Energy)

May 29th, 2012 – MSU named Year One Winner at EcoCAR 2012 Competition (MSU ME Dept. Website)

May 26th 2012 – EcoCAR 2 Year One Winner: Mississippi State University (Green Car Congress)

May 26th 2012 – EcoCAR 2 Year One Winner: Mississippi State University (LA Car)

May 25th 2012 – Mississippi State University wins Year 1 of EcoCAR 2 with plug-in hybrid Chevy Malibu (Autoblog Green)

May 25th 2012 – Mississippi State University Wins EcoCAR 2 Competition with Plug-in Hybrid Chevrolet Malibu (Electric Cars Report)

May 25th 2012 – MSU Team Earns First Place in EcoCAR 2 Competition (HPCC News)

May 25th 2012 – MSU teams earns first place in EcoCAR 2 Competition (Mississippi State University)

May 25th 2012 – First Year of EcoCar2 Won by Mississippi State University [Video] (autoevolution)

May 25th 2012 – EcoCAR 2 Year One Winners Announced! (Department of Energy)

May 24th 2012 – MULTIMEDIA UPDATE: EcoCAR 2 Announces Year One Winner: Mississippi State University (MSNBC)

May 24th 2012 – Student teams to turn Chevrolet Malibus into EcoCars (USA Today)

May 24th 2012 – Mississippi State University team finishes first in EcoCAR 2 competition (Clarion Ledger)

May 24th 2012 – Mississippi State Takes First-Round Win in EcoCAR 2 Challenge (NY Times)

May 24th 2012 – MSU named best overall in EcoCAR 2 Challenge (WTVA)

May 24th 2012 – MSU EcoCAR 2 Takes Top Prize (WCBI)

May 24th 2012 – The real prize for GM’s EcoCAR2 challenge? A job offer (CNET)

May 24th 2012 – Mississippi State University wins Year 1 of EcoCar 2 with plug-in hybrid Chevy Malibu    (

May 24th 2012 – EcoCAR 2 Announces Year One Winner: Mississippi State University (Department of Energy)

May 24th 2012 – Mississippi State earns first place finish in EcoCAR 2 Competition (Daily Journal)

May 24th 2012 – EcoCAR 2 Announces Year One Winner: Mississippi State University (eWallstreeter)

May 24th 2012 – Mississippi State claims first-year prize for EcoCAR 2 competition (ZD Net)

May 23rd 2012 – Mississippi Edition Interview with Tom Goddette (Mississippi Public Broadcasting)

– Year One Coverage –

May 15th 2012 – MSU Participates in Smithsonian Folklife Festival (Mississippi State University)

May 11th 2012 – MSU EcoCAR 2 team preps for event

May 10th 2012 – EcoCAR 2 Team Send-Off (State Snapshot)

April 22nd 2012  Clevelander helps to build car of the future

January 12th 2012 – WTVA Women in grad school

November 11th 2012 – MSU’s EcoCAR team is Speeding along to Success (Pointe Innovation)

November 7th 2011 – MSU EcoCAR team Speeding Along to Success

October 7th 2011 – MSU team begins preparation for EcoCAR2 design, competition (The Reflector)

October 5th 2011 – MSU EcoCar team competes in series

August 24th 2011 – State Snapshot: Preparing for EcoCAR 2

August 22nd 2011 – Vehicular research, EcoCAR 2 team on display at CAVS (Starkville Daily News)


| Some Articles from Previous Competitions |

June 17th 2011 – Despite challenges, MSU EcoCAR team again finds successes

June 8th 2011 – MSU EcoCAR team ready for third-year competition

October 4th 2010 – EcoCAR Challenge Team Profile: Mississippi State University (Wired)

July 13th 2010 – MSU’s EcoCAR success recapped

June 4th 2010 – MEDIA ADVISORY: MSU welcomes home EcoCAR team

June 1st 2010 – Mississippi State Wins Big at EcoCAR with 118 MPG (Wired)

May 28th 2010 – MSU students win stage 2 of EcoCAR challenge with 118 MPGe plug-in hybrid (Green Autoblog) 

May 27th 2010 – MSU EcoCAR student team wins big in California

October 2nd 2009 – MEDIA ADVISORY: MSU unveiling new ‘EcoCAR’

June 12th 2009 – MSU EcoCAR team continues winning ways in new challenge

June 9th 2009 – MSU Students take challenge on the road




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