2011 Engineer’s Week Banquet: Local, Innovative, Engineering – Edison 2 | The Future of Personal Transportation
DATE: Thursday, February 24, 2011
TIME: 5:30-9:00 PM
LOCATION: Holiday Inn Select (Downtown Lynchburg)
601 Main Street, Lynchburg, VA 24504
Come Celebrate Engineer’s Week – Mark the contributions engineers make to the quality of life in our communities and enjoy the intriguing presentation by Ron Mathis, Chief of Design, Edison2 Corporation.
Mr. Mathis and the Edison2 design team are developing the next generation of fuel efficient, sustainable, personal transportation. The locally based team is winner of the Progressive Automotive $5M X-prize for the ‘Very Light Car‘ that can achieve over 100 miles per gallon. Mr. Mathis is a mechanical engineer with over three decades of experience in professional motor racing including ground-up design of high performance race cars.
Our evening starts with a cash bar social time from 5:30 to 6:30 PM, followed by dinner and program from 6:30 to 9:00 PM. Events include an awards ceremony for our local MATHCOUNTS© winners, keynote discussion and numerous other special engineering presentations celebrating engineering achievements over the past year.
Registration for this event is $25.00 ($10.00 for students). Fees include dinner, dessert, and coffee. Several levels of sponsorships are also being solicited to help defray meeting costs. (Please contact an event coordinator to contribute to sponsorships -see PDF).
RSVP NO LATER THAN MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21ST
Seating is limited, so please respond early to help us
reserve adequate room size. Bring your spouse and invite guests – this will be a great evening!
RSVP to Debbie Brown at Wiley|Wilson
dbrown [at] wileywilson [dot] com or (434) 947-1901
View the video below featuring Edison2′s Oliver Kuttner (founder and CEO) and banquet speaker Ron Mathis (Chief of Design) as they discuss the Very Light Car, the XPrize competition and the future of transportation.
Oliver Kuttner / Edison 2 compete for the X Prize