The EVTC's integrated educational approach brings the expertise and capabilities of three top university programs to offer undergraduate and graduate engineering and science-based students the ability to participate in transportation system educational programs. The EVTC will lead the educational programs that educate, train, and support the leading scientists and engineers of the future. Summer research internships will be offered to undergraduate and graduate students via the EVTC and to enhance university-industry partnerships. Students receiving degrees or training from any of the three universities will be well prepared and an asset to the future U.S. workplace. Specific activities under EVTC sponsorship are highlighted in this section.
The EVTC integrated approach brings the educational weight and capabilities of three top university programs—which are ABET-accredited engineering colleges—to offer complete, distributed undergraduate and graduate engineering and science-based transportation system education programs. Students receiving degrees or training from any of the three universities will be well prepared and an asset to the future U.S. workplace.
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Short Courses and Conferences
The EVTC's effort to educate and train the nation's public and other knowledge seekers on electric vehicles and the many related technologies is highlighted by the offering of short course and webinars and the hosting of conferences. Short course subject areas include electric vehicles and vehicle systems for the public and practitioners working in the field, employees in industries that have invested or plan to invest in electric vehicle technology, and students seeking an understanding of electric vehicle technologies and systems. The hosting of the annual EV Transportation and Technology Summit focuses on transportation planning, infrastructure and technology requirements needed to support the adoption of many forms of EVs.
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STEM and K-12 Education
The University of Central Florida, Tuskegee University(TU), and the University of Hawaii promote activities with students through collaborative relationships with the College of Engineering, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and Society of African American and Hispanic Students. The researchers will also make presentations at professional society meetings about the EVTC project activities and attempt to attract students to take part in the proposed projects. The College of Arts and Sciences and College of Engineering at TU also have an exchange student program with other national/international academic institutions. The TU investigators will target students for recruitment, training and workforce development.
Another important component of the EVTC education program will be the development and implementation of K-12 science curricula, professional development for teachers, and the coordination of programs and public events for teachers and K-12 students.
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