MTU To Unveil Hand-Cranked Trikes For Wounded Veterans At Army-Navy Game

Posted: December 4, 2012 in Uncategorized

Originally posted on CBS Detroit:

HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University engineering students — supported by General Motors’ Chevrolet — designed and built two prototypes of hand-cranked three-wheel cycles for wounded veterans to ride in endurance races.  So what better place to unveil their handiwork than the nationally televised Army-Navy football game on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The cycles will be used by the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans in future competitions.

Kick-off is at 3 p.m. A member of the Achilles Freedom Team will ride one of the prototype cycles out onto the field during a first-quarter time out, accompanied by Michigan Tech senior James Cook, GM Chairman and CEO Dan Akerson and GM engineer Alexa Ellswood.

Cook is a mechanical engineering major and member of one of five Senior Design teams that worked on the project, called Huskies Helping Heroes. Another Michigan Tech student, Brett Jenkins, will represent the teams at a pre-game press conference.

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