Tuesday, April 19, 2016

FREE Family Fun, FREE Parking at 10th Annual Shell Eco-Marathon at Cobo Center 4/22-4/24

Special thanks to Shell for partnering with FREEISMYLIFE to inform everyone about this year's Shell Eco-Marathon in beautiful Downtown Detroit ...

Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2016 returns to 
Downtown Detroit
April 22-24, 2016
FREE Family Fun | Cobo Center | 9AM to 6PM | FREE Parking

Don't miss this year's Shell Eco-marathon Americas, a festival of ideas and innovation that can help shape the future of our cities. The 10th annual competition will take place this weekend, April 22-24, 2016, on the streets of downtown Detroit and inside Cobo Center.

Some of my photos from last year's event, with the Ren Cen as the backdrop...
For more than 30 years, Shell Eco-marathon competitions have challenged future automotive engineers and scientists to push the limits of energy efficiency and innovate solutions to the world's mobility challenges.

Over 1000 High School and College Students will compete, including 12 Michigan Teams...

More than 1,000 high school and college students from across the Americas will head to Detroit to see who can design and build ultra-energy efficient vehicles and go the farthest distance using the least amount of energy in Shell Eco-marathon® Americas 2016.

This year, Michigan will be well represented at the competition with 12 teams from 8 schools, including

- International Academy E
- Lapeer County Education and Technology Center
- Lawrence Technological University
- Michigan Technological University
- Plymouth Canton Educational Park (P-CEP)
- Troy High School
- University of Detroit Jesuit High School
- University of Detroit Mercy

My son loved last year's event...
FREE Fun for the Entire Family...
This festival of innovation, energy and creativity is FREE and fun for the whole family with hands-on, interactive activities celebrating science, technology, engineering, math and energy.

My son and I attended last year and were thrilled by everything that we experienced. It was like being at a science and technology version of the Detroit Auto Show!  As you can tell from all my photos, we had a blast.

As part of the event last year, my son got to suit up and ride in one of the test cars and I was able to drive an electric vehicle on the roof of Cobo Hall. We also got a look at an imaginary Detroit in 2050, shaped by energy efficient innovation and we also take an imaginary walk with our tour guide along an oil rig on the Gulf Coast.

And our favorite experience was the MichelinSlow Motion Booth where we picked out props and filmed a slow motion video.

So if you want to experience fun like my son and I had, make sure to not miss the 10th annual Shell Eco-Marathon when it makes its way back to Detroit this weekend.

In addition to the science and technology fun, this year the event will feature special guest performances from Detroit's own "NUCLASSICA" and the "Selected of God" choir.

For more information visit www.shellecomarathon.us

See you there...

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