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Automotive Engineering Lecture Series

Each semester the Department of Automotive Engineering brings in key industry leaders and visionary academics to educate our students, alumni, and partners. Information on upcoming lectures will be posted here as it becomes available.

Our current lecture schedule and video from previous lectures are available below.

Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are held in the AT&T Auditorium in the Campbell Graduate Engineering Center, 4 Research Drive, Greenville, SC 29607. The Campbell Center is located on the CU-ICAR campus. Directions can be found here.


“Driving, it's Not Just a Means of Transportation”


Miriam Monahan, M.S., OTR/L
Co-founder, Certified Driving Rehabilitation Specialist and Driving School Instructor    
Drive Fit, Inc.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
4-5 p.m.
AT&T Auditorium - Campbell Graduate Engineering Center

It is well known that In the US, driving is the primary means of transportation. However, we frequently overlook why people drive and what opportunities driving affords. This lecture will explore the unique relationship of drivers with the automobile at different stages in life. Participants will learn how medical conditions can interfere with a person’s ability to drive and negatively impact their quality of life. The lecture will identify essential considerations (person, vehicle, and environment) for all drivers across the lifespan and of different abilities.