Grand Valley is participating in the Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids at DeVos Place from January 26-29. The show encompasses hybrid and electric vehicles, alternative energies, solar energy and charging stations.
“Our participation in the Grand Rapids Auto Show is a golden opportunity for us to raise awareness in the community about the energy initiatives that are taking place at Grand Valley,” said Joe Iannelli, director of Grand Valley’s School of Engineering.
Grand Valley recently installed electric vehicle charging stations on the Allendale and Grand Rapids campuses, and faculty and staff members are developing courses in energy storage materials and battery systems for electric/hybrid vehicles. Grand Valley continues to employ sustainable practices and research alternative energies, including the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center’s offshore wind assessment study.
Grand Valley’s exhibit is located in booth 80, near the southwest side of the auto show.