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EcoCAR2 from a Freshman Perspective

From a freshman’s point of view, joining a large EcoCAR 2 Team, such as Mississippi State’s, has the potential to be very intimidating. However, with helpful team members and grad students, working with the advanced programs and concepts of EcoCAR 2 is an enjoyable challenge.  When my first semester at Mississippi State began, I had a significant amount of CAD experience, but was unfamiliar with implementing it into real-world designs and constraints. Since joining EcoCAR, I have assisted with CAD work on each report and now have a solid understanding of all of the subsystems of the vehicle. In addition to the invaluable experience I’ve gained, I have also been fortunate to have the opportunity to travel with the team to Detroit, MI and Austin, TX for year one workshops. The specialized training that I have received through these events has significantly increased my knowledge of CAD.  These travel opportunities have also allowed me to network with potential employers and secure a summer intern position with a platinum sponsor of EcoCAR 2. I am proof that even for the youngest members; EcoCAR 2 is a fun and rewarding learning experience that offers a variety of benefits and unmatched hands on experience.