Sponsors/Partners: coming soon
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Event Highlights: coming soon
Sponsors/Partners: South Seattle Community College, University of Victoria, Western Washington University
Attendance: 50 students, faculty, vendors, fleet managers, consumers
Event Highlights: The Puget Sound Clean Cities Coalition hosted another successful Odyssey Event at Shoreline Community College’s state-of-the-art Professional Automotive Training Center. Fleet managers, vehicle vendors, instructors, and the local community converged to share information and get up close with a large selection of alternative fuel vehicles. Instructors from the engineering and automotive technician departments listened intently as employers described the training that gives applicants the competitive edge in the alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle industry. In addition, Western Washington University displayed its Progressive Automotive X-Prize vehicle (Viking 45) and recounted the dramatic highs and lows that led them to the final stage of the 100 mpg competition. Students from the University of Victoria’s EcoCAR Team also showcased their engineering know-how with an impressive presentation on their re-engineering of a Saturn Vue, a project with the goal of maximizing efficiency and performance.
Shoreline Community College
Professional Automotive Training Center
16101 Greenwood Ave N.
Contact: Stephanie Meyn, Clean Cities Program Manager
Host Site Coordinator: Shoreline Community College
Event Type: Presentations, Discussions, Open House, Vehicle Displays, International Booths
Sponsors/Partners: Puget Sound Automobile Dealers Association, Chuck Olson Chevrolet/Kia, Toyota Motor Sales, Toyota T-TEN, General Motors, GM-ASEP, American Honda, Honda PACT, Chrysler Corporation, Chrysler CAP, Raytheon Corporation, Automotive Youth Educational System (AYES), Pacific Fluids, Trade and Economic Development Council
Attendees: 500 Students, Educators, OEM’s, Government Officials, General Public
Event Highlights: The focus of Shoreline Community College’s 2008 National AFV Day Odyssey was to reach out to area high schools in the region to make students aware of the new developments in alternative fuels and the career opportunities for interested students. Hundreds of students from many area high schools attended the event which was held in the Professional Automotive Training Center on the campus of Shoreline Community College. Open discussion forums were held between students and industry representatives. On display were a variety of hybrid vehicles and information stations. The Nova film, “Car of the Future” was shown and a lively discussion was held on the pros and cons of alternative fuel vehicles. The students left the event with a new awareness of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles that are currently available on the market. They were also made aware of the service career opportunities that are currently available, or that they can look forward to in the future.
Host Site Co-Coordinators: Shoreline Community College, Shoreline, WA, and Seattle, WA
Event Type: Presentations, Discussion Panels, Vehicle Displays, Informational Booths
Attendees: 500 Students, Educators, OEMs, Government Officials, General Public
Participating Sponsors / Partners: City of Shoreline, MITHUN, Clean Energy, KIRO NewsRadio, The Green Car Company, Pacific Science Center, Maralyn Chase, Sayber Contractors, Inc., Shoreline Chamber of Commerce, Clif Bar, Sustainable Ballard, Pacific Fluids, LLC, Prometheus Energy, Blue Book Architecture Company, Inc., Allstate, NetGreen, Washington State Department of Community, Trade & Economic Development, Imperium Renewables, Travel, Meetings & Incentives, Inc., General Motors, and Not a Number Cards and Gifts
Event Highlights: Attendees were challenged to come and explore the “truth” about global warming and what it means to them and their future. The free, two-day, “hands-on” event was open to the public with workshops, demonstrations, expert panels of speakers, test drives of alternative vehicles, and interactive activities for all ages to raise public awareness about transitioning to cleaner, advanced energy technologies and sustainable business practices. Practical solutions and technical assistance for corporate, municipal, and non-profit groups and individuals was offered to attendees in seminars, “hands-on” workshops, and “smart vehicle” demonstrations. Over 30 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles were on display, and attendees had the opportunity to test drive these vehicles as part of the popular ride-and-drive event.