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Tour to Vehicle Research Institute (VRI) at WWU


PCA - Pacific Northwest Region - Tours & Social Events

Saturday, May 5, 2018
PNWR Tour, Seattle, WA


Registration closed May 1, 2018 5:00 PM on May 1, 2018 5:00 PM PDT Registration ends May 1, 2018 5:00 PM on May 1, 2018 5:00 PM PDT Registration opens April 3, 2018 8:00 AM on April 3, 2018 8:00 AM PDT Registration runs from April 3, 2018 8:00 AM to May 1, 2018 5:00 PM

 

Come join us for a short driving tour that ends up at the Vehicle Research Institute (VRI) on the campus of Western Washington University in Bellingham. The tour stars at the Smokey Point Rest Stop near MP 207 in Arlington, WA and winds through the back roads of western Washington with a planned quick restroom stop (location TBA).

Then its on to Bellingham and the Vehicle Research Institute (VRI) program at Western Washington University. The students from WWU will present a program about VRI and demonstrate how they design, build and then compete with their prototype vehicles at the national Formula SAE competition. PNWR has sponsored VRI with our largest donation of the year over the past several years, so come see first hand how they use the funds in their unique program. It will be an education! Lunch will be provided, followed by a tour of their facility and the unveiling of their new "Viking 59" vehicle.

This is a two part event: part 1 is the drive up to VRI and part 2 is the lunch and presentation at VRI.  You do not have to participate in the tour up with the group if you prefer to drive alone to VRI.  Please note your preference on the registration form.  Only sign up for ONE option!  Note also, there is no driving style preference for this tour.

Schedule for the tour:  This is slightly later than shown in the Spiel ad due to the shorter driving distance.

9:00 AM Meet and greet, sign waivers and receive directions

9:30 AM Tour briefings

10:00 AM Depart; groups leave at 10 minute intervals

11:30 AM Arrive at VRI event

Schedule for VRI lunch and tour:

•11:30 - 12:00 PNWR member arrival

•11:45 - 1:30  Lunch with staff presentation

•1:30 - 2:00 VRI staff takes 3 groups through 3 different shop work areas: class room development,  manufacturing, and assembly. Groups rotate through each area.

•2:00 - 2:15 New Viking 59 car unveiling and presentation

•2:15 - 3:00 Open shop time with questions & answers

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PNWR Tour
Location Seattle, WA
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