Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Va-va-voom!: Improbable Vehicles Drive Home a Point at Kennedy Library
INAUGURAL PROGRAM: "Improbable Vehicles" will introduce work produced at and around Cal Poly on unusual vehicles of all kinds.
The program will feature four 10-minute talks by Cal Poly faculty, staff, and students, alternating with audience conversation and questions. Moderated by JOHN DUNNING, Cal Poly Research Scholar.
JANUARY 28th, 4:30p-6:00pm
KENNEDY LIBRARY, 2ND FLOOR CAFÉ LOUNGE
"My Methanol Motorcycle"
ELECTRIC VEHICLE ENGINEERING CLUB
"RX7 Race Car Speeds Forward"
CAL POLY ROSE FLOAT
HUMAN POWERED VEHICLE
"Athena Pedals to First Place"
:: Thematically, without the oil crisis (resource substitution) the methanol motorcycle is improbable;
:: without batteries (technical push), the electric car is improbable;
:: without fiber composite materials (technical push), the human powered vehicle is improbable;
:: and without the Rose Parade (social demand), the float is improbable.
What are Driving Forces and Creativity behind these Vehicles?
--> Think About Them.
What will be Future Driving Forces and Creativity?
--> Bring Your Unique Perspective on the Future
What are Future Improbable Vehicles?
--> Stretch and Get Creative