Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Seth Vidana
Submission Date Feb. 6, 2013
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Western Washington University
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Todd Morton
Professor
Engineering Technology
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

The VRI is the research, or project, arm of the Industrial Technology – Vehicle Design (IT-VD) program. Both the IT-VD, through its course content and the VRI, through its projects address issues of sustainability in the design and operation of vehicles.

The program focuses on complete vehicle design and fabrication with special emphasis on: power plants, including alternative fuels; transmissions; chassis design; and component materials.

As one of the leading schools for automotive design in the region, the Western Washington University Vehicle Research Institute (VRI) has a long track record of excellence both in competition and in the media. The VRI has been awarded the EPA's P3 Award for vehicle emissions, displayed a vehicle at NASA Ames research labs in California, been mentioned at the Los Angeles International Auto Show and published in Seattle Metropolitan and on Wired.com.


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The website URL where information about the innovation is available:

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