Michigan State University's Composite Vehicle Research Center hosted a national workshop Tuesday. It was a combination trade show with training. Companies from 14 states including Michigan took part.
Their goal? To learn how to make automobiles and trucks lighter. Composites combine materials to give the manufacturer the best of both worlds.
MSU students at the undergrad and graduate levels have been able to work on race cars, do research and even build their own small businesses.
The future could mean new infrastructure like pipelines, could be made with composites or even earthquake proof buildings.