May, 2011 Archives - Tomorrows Technician
Finish Line: Scholarship Recipient Graduates, Moves Forward in NASCAR Training

Jennifer LaFever, who grew up tinkering on cars with her father in southern California, was selected as a 2010 Brienne Davis Scholarship recipient.

Undercover: Handling All-Wheel-Drive Diagnostics

Today, technicians have to be more proficient in diagnosing AWD system failures. He or she has to be familiar with more that one manufacturer and be able to understand their methods of diagnosis verses the dealership technician who deals with one manufacturer.

ACC’s Automotive Program Makes the Grade

Arapahoe Community College (ACC), Littleton, CO, has been selected as the 2011 Tomorrow’s Technician School of the Year,

Finish Line: Finals Held in 2011 National Automotive Technology Competition

Each month, Tomorrow’s Technician takes a look at some of the automotive-related student competitions taking place in this country, as well as the world. Throughout the year in “Finish Line,” we will highlight not only the programs and information on how schools can enter, but will also profile some of the top competitors in those programs.

Finish Line: EcoCAR 2: Plugging into the Future Teams Announced

EcoCAR 2 requires students to explore a variety of powertrain architectures and follow a real-world engineering regimen modeled after GM’s Global Vehicle Development Process

Crossword Puzzle: May 2011

Across 1. Piston oil-control or ____ ring 5. Certain semis 8. Transmission ____ shaft 9. Shop tool, belt ____ gauge 10. Upmarket auto-upholstery material 11. ’70s ad "Baseball, hot dogs, ____ pie and Chevrolet" 12. Tire-shop machine (5,8) 15. Word following drive and valve 17. Willing crash-test participants 20. Radio adjunct in auto glass, often