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Join us in celebrating CAR’s 20th anniversary on September 9, 2011

The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is celebrating its 20 year anniversary, September 9, 2011.

To start off the celebration, in collaboration with the College of Engineering, CAR will be hosting three sessions for continuing professional development (CPD) credit, each 50 minutes in length, starting at 1:00 p.m., Friday, September 9, 2011. Each session will be worth one CPD credit, for a total of three CPD credits for the afternoon:

  1. 1- 1:50 p.m. “Sustainable mobility – what will the drivers and challenges be in the next 20 years?”
  2. 2 - 2:50 p.m. “ An enabler (turbocharger) vs. an obstacle (knock) for fuel efficiency improvement in engines"
  3. 3 - 3:50 p.m. “Vehicle electrification – what are the barriers to the introduction of electric vehicles?” with specific coverage of grid related issue, charging and batteries

Following the seminars, CAR will host--for all CAR alumni and friends--a 20th anniversary celebration:

All Day Classic and Specialty Car and Motorcycle Show. Contact David Emerling at if you intend to bring a vehicle.

4 - 9 p.m. CAR Open House. Visit engine, battery, hybrid vehicle research facilities and the motorsports student project building

4 - 7 p.m. Ride and Drive: Come test and experience hybrid and electric vehicles including Ohio State student-built prototypes and production vehicles

5 - 7 p.m. Barbeque: Join us for a fun evening of food and drinks in an informal setting

5 p.m. Anniversary Celebration Kickoff with unveiling of CAR’s future plans for expansion and development

The seminars and anniversary celebration will both take place at:

Center for Automotive Research
930 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212

To register for one or both of these events, please click the following links:

CE seminars (pre-registration required, limited to 50 attendees, plus a $10 check made payable to The Ohio State University and mailed to:

Center for Automotive Research

Attn: David Emerling
930 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212

20th Anniversary Celebration (free event, open to anyone) register by clicking the link; please answer all the questions.

Register for each event separately!

For more information, or questions regarding these events, please contact David Emerling at or call 614-292-7361.


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