Inventor to be keynote speaker for engineering school fundraiser


WALLA WALLA -- The inventor of a compact electric vehicle will be the keynote speaker of this year's fundraising dinner for the Edward F. Cross School of Engineering at Walla Walla University.

A presentation by Rick Woodbury called "Innovative Disruption in the World of Transportation" will take place as part of a dinner Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Reid Campus Center at Whitman College.

Woodbury is the inventor of the Tango, an electric vehicle just 39 inches wide and about the size of a motorcycle. Woodbury is the founder and president of Commuter Cars in Spokane. His goal with creating the Tango was addressing traffic and parking congestion.

During his presentation, Woodbury will also discuss the simple engineering principles that make the Tango possible. A brief question and answer session will follow the talk.

Tickets for the dinner and lecture are $30, and can be purchased by Feb. 17 by calling 527-2765.


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