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McKenzie Tech Center goes to Washing DC

McKenzie Tech Center goes to Washing DC

Posted: Thursday, October 16, 2008 1:45 pm

McKenzie Technology Center Instructor Bruce Moore and student Charles Norsworthy were invited to Washington, D.C., to demonstrate the Hydrogen on Demand (HOD) device developed at the school in McKenzie. The pair carried their device through airport security and through Capitol Security to the Rayburn Congressional Office Building. There they hosted members of congress at an event called “CTE Goes Green.” Two national organizations, Skills USA and ACTE, representing technical education hosted the event to show Congress what technical students are doing to improve the environment. Technology Center student Charles Norsworthy presented the Hydrogen on Demand project that has been featured on both Jackson and Memphis television stations. It’s a simple, low-cost way for the average driver to increase their gas mileage by adding a unit to their engine, which produces a hydrogen supplement. TTC McKenzie instructor Bruce Moore noted, “Over 400 people have signed up for our HOD class — some from as far away as Mississippi and Arkansas. It is great to improve the mileage in existing vehicles, but the reduction in emissions harmful to the environment has great long term benefits.” Moore will be part of a team of McKenzie Technology Center instructors who will be presenting at the American Technical Education Conference on Oct. 24 at Blue Ridge Community College in North Carolina. Their goal is to promote the techniques to other instructors who will teach them in their areas. Moore explained, “If enough classes are taught, and the number of devices installed increases throughout the Southeast, we may be able to have an impact on our regional air quality.” For information about the project, visit www.ttcmckenzie.edu.wcp 10-16-08

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