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Join MTSU students for a little ‘car talk’ at Walker Library

The next Henry Ford, Ransom Olds, Ferdinand Porsche or John DeLorean might be an MTSU student.

A student eyes the “Formula SAE” car, designed, researched and built by students in MTSU's Experimental Vehicle Program, in the first-floor atrium of the James E. Walker Library. (photo submitted)

A student eyes the “Formula SAE” car, designed, researched and built by students in MTSU’s Experimental Vehicle Program, in the first-floor atrium of the James E. Walker Library. It’s on display in the library through April 11. (photo submitted)

As part of Scholars’ Week at MTSU, the Department of Engineering Technology’s Experimental Vehicle Program is displaying a car designed, researched and built by students in the first-floor atrium of the James E. Walker Library.

The students who built the “Formula SAE” will be available for a chat at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4, where the car is on display.

Each project in the EVP involves students in development, research, design, fabrication, safety considerations, business, marketing, accounting and leadership in prototype vehicle design.

The EVP students fabricate 80 to 90 percent of vehicle components in-house, including vehicle frame and space-age carbon fiber composites.

There is no charge to view the car. It will remain on exhibit at the Walker Library through Thursday, April 11, during normal library operating hours, which are posted at www.mtsu.edu/library.

The students’ chat is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Kristen Keene at 615-898-5376 or Kristen.Keene@mtsu.edu.

— Gina K. Logue (gina.logue@mtsu.edu)

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