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SpaRRCky and Red River College attend CUTRIC Technology Innovation Forum

July 4, 2018

SpaRRCky and Red River College recently participated in the Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC)’s 2nd Biennial Technology Innovation Forum. The event took place in Montreal from June 21 to 22 and focused on Low Carbon Smart Mobility.

Team Leaders Ari and Bin showcased SpaRRCky to a number of interested participants and Ray Hoemsen, Executive Director, Research Partnerships & Innovation at RRC was part of the panel session “The Future of Electric Transit Innovation in Canada: Research & Development Needs”.

While there, SpaRRCky and the team won some new fans – including Josipa Petrunić, Executive Director & CEO of CUTRIC, who has invited the team to speak at the next forum. Read More →

A victory for SpaRRCky: Student-built battery-electric car crosses the finish line

April 30, 2018

RRC Shell Eco-marathon 2018After two and a half years of hard work, a team of Mechanical Engineering Technology students have landed Red River College on the Shell Eco-marathon’s leaderboard for the first time.

The team placed 14th in the battery-electric category at the Sonoma, California event, where they were one of only 55 teams (out of the 100 teams competing) who passed inspection and made successful runs on the track.

“I feel very proud of the team. It’s been a huge commitment and it was amazing to watch SpaRRCky (the College’s battery-electric vehicle) every time it lapped around us on the track,” says Bin Yang, who was the RRC team’s manager until he graduated last December. Read More →

Search for the Red River Racer

October 11, 2017

Are you a Red River College student interested in getting into the driver’s seat of an electric car?

We’re seeking a driver and backup driver to compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon, taking place in California, April 19-22, 2018.

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College President and Regional Media Meet SpaRRCky

October 10, 2017

The shop-floor was filled with energy last week as a team of Red River College students unveiled their Shell Eco-Marathon racecar to the college President and regional media.

“This is one of the best examples of applied learning,” said Red River College President, Paul Vogt. “When you combine industry-led training, with highly motivated students, and faculty expertise, you can achieve great things.”

View photos of the event and the team at work HERE. Read More →

Vacuum Forming, Steering and Parts

October 9, 2017

Drive System

October 9, 2017

Windshield Vacuum Forming

October 9, 2017

Design, Analysis and Manufacture of Steering Assembly

October 9, 2017