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Approximately 100 executives attend Center for Automotive Research External Advisory Board meeting

Ohio State's Baja SAE team talks to industry members at CAR's External Advisory Board meeting.

Approximately 100 executives attended the Center for Automotive Research's semi-annual External Advisory Board meeting Friday, September 27, 2013 at The Ohio State University's Longaberger Alumni House. During the morning session, Giorgio Rizzoni, director, and Joanna Pinkerton, senior associate director, presented the State of the Center, followed by College of Engineering Dean David B. Williams' discussion of the college's strategic initiatives.

Highlights of this student-focused meeting included presentations by motorsports student team leaders and research overviews by graduate students participating in university-industry research projects. In addition, students displayed posters, along with video of the Venturi Buckeye Bullet and Buckeye Current competitions. Also showcased were five motorsports teams' vehicles: Baja SAE, Buckeye Current, EcoCAR 2, Formula Buckeyes SAE and Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3.

Attendees were updated on the Motorsports Capstone Design program and other ways industry could benefit from student sponsorship programs. At the conclusion of the meeting, labs opened for viewing. Meeting photos can be found on the CAR Facebook page.