Sepang, Malaysia - The De La Salle University Eco-car team was given the Communications Award at this year’s Shell Eco Marathon.
Among 130 hopefuls from Asia and the Middle East, only 9 teams were chosen for the finals. Awards are categorized into On-Track and Off-Track divisions. Off-Track awards are valued at USD 3,300 each.
Shell Eco marathon officials lauded the team for its creativity and efficacy in creating public awareness that helped gain a strong footprint in educational institutions as well as industry bodies.
DLSU’s Eco-car team was given the Communications Award at this year’s Shell Eco Marathon.
The competition, which dates back to 1939, was mounted to spark an international debate on the future of energy and mobility. It is also a well-recognized platform for young student engineers all over the globe. The Shell Eco Marathon is ground for them to do research, innovative design, testing, and building energy-efficient vehicles that are geared towards sustainability.
DLSU’s Gokongwei College of Engineering (GCE) dean, Dr. Rosemary Seva, says that the team, even with a limited budget, was able to maximize their technical knowledge, management and leadership skills to make Archer, their entry, a success.
Next year’s Shell Eco-marathon will take place in Manila, Philippines. All registered participants from 2013 will be given automatic entry to the competition. DLSU’s Eco-car team is looking forward to having another opportunity to further the cause of developing sustainable and environment-friendly vehicles.
Press release and photo from De La Salle University