Urban Concept Car on Display at National Conference

by Amy Radwanski, Public Relations Writer

A team of six Cedarville University engineering students will showcase its work at the Meeting of the Minds Conference in Detroit, Michigan, from Sept. 30 to Oct. 2. 

Cedarville’s team will display its Urban Concept car that it raced in July at the Shell Eco-Marathon in Houston, Texas. Shell invited Larry Zavodney, Ph.D., senior professor of mechanical engineering, and the team to display the car and showcase the students’ design in two workshop tours on the future of urban design and mobility. Other student participants will include University of Detroit Jesuit High School students displaying its two prototype vehicles.

The Meeting of the Minds Conference spotlights innovations in urban sustainability and related technology. Organized by the Urban Age Institute, the conference will host 350 invited with more than 90 percent at the vice president level or higher. 

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 3,620 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 100 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings.