Tue July 24, 2012

MTSU Students Push Perry’s Gas-Saving Project to Next Level

Graduate student Jay Perry, left, May graduate Brent Brubaker and grad student Ken Gendrich collaborated with Dr. Charles Perry on the wheel-hub motor, plug-in hybrid retrofit kit. (MTSU photo by Andy Heidt)

Powered by at least nine MTSU students’ work since 2008, Dr. Charles Perry continues driving toward success in the development of the plug-in hybrid retrofit kit for any car.

Perry, who holds the Russell Chair of Manufacturing Excellence, and a five-member team saw gas mileage increase anywhere from 50 to 100 percent on a 1994 Honda station wagon retrofitted with laboratory prototype plug-in hybrid capability.

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Thu February 23, 2012
Nearly 500 Students Enter Their Projects

Students Converge on MTSU for Invention Convention

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Nearly 500 grade school students where on the MTSU Campus Thursday for the 20th annual Invention Convention.

Fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from all across Middle Tennessee participated. The young scientists were asked to invent something in one of two categories: "games" and "make our lives easier."

Justin Saunders of Hendersonville entered a project in the "make our lives easier" category. His invention is an insulated bowl that keeps hot food hot and cold food cold. Justin said it was a particular cold food that inspired his creation.

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