Larson event to promote alternative fuels

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute is hosting the National Odyssey Day event from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, to show the community's dedication to a greener future and highlight the importance of the role of engineers in this process.

The free event, at the Transportation Research Building on Hastings Road, will be in conjunction with Mayor Elizabeth Goreham's proclamation that October is Alternative Fuels Month in State College. The goal of the event is to bring community members and students together to celebrate alternative fuels and advance technology.

Attendees of the event will have the opportunity to test drive hybrids, hear presentations on sustainability and alternative fuels, and gain knowledge on the clean transportation options in State College. Several environmental organizations will be attending and presenting throughout the event, including Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, Peoples Natural Gas and the Penn State EcoCAR 2 team.

David Wormley, the Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, will also speak about the role of engineers in shaping the automotive industry.

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Last Updated October 15, 2012