Host: Paul Pate, Automotive Instructor at College of Southern Nevada, Nevada
School: Northwest Career Technical Academy
Event Highlights: Odyssey at Northwest Career Technical Academy kicked off in the school’s auditorium. A presentation highlighted the amount of the world’s oil that the United States uses each day and the importance of alternative energy in the transportation sector. The remainder of the presentation covered gaseous fuels, biofuels, hybrid and electric drive vehicles, hydrogen ICE and fuel cells, and a brief overview of their mechanics. Students then took turns going into the lab and saw a bumper-to-bumper identification of the components unique to the operation of a hybrid vehicle (Prius) and a biodiesel vehicle (Audi).