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Local Dealership Donates Car To Enhance University’s Sustainability Efforts and Student Learning, May 13 (05/05/2009)

Classic Pontiac, GMC, Cadillac in Streetsboro is giving Kent State University’s students enrolled in the fall an opportunity for a first-hand experiential learning exercise in sustainable technology.

David Bruckman, sales manager for GM Streetsboro, and Classic’s owner Jim Brown, a Kent State graduate, will turn over the keys for a 2004 Oldsmobile Bravado SUV to the College of Technology at noon Wednesday, May 13, at the GM building on Classic Drive in Streetsboro.

Students in the college will work throughout the fall semester as part of a continuing emphasis on sustainable technology to transform the gas-powered vehicle into an electric-fuel cell vehicle.

Dr. Don Coates, assistant professor, says this is an important project that will prepare students for the future.

“When they graduate, they need to know about the new technology they are seeing in our transportation systems” Coates says. “We want to make their education much more contemporary.”

This project will complement the college’s existing courses in the areas of electronics, hydraulics and energy power. The project also contributes to the university’s overall sustainability efforts, headed by President Lester A. Lefton and the Sustainability Task Force, designed to gather data and implement sustainability efforts across the university’s eight-campus system.

Photo opportunities will be available at the donation ceremony.

Media Contact:

John DeCola, Director of Institutional Advancement
330-672-8754 Office
330-224-3287 Cell


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