Craig Childers brought zero-emission vehicles closer to the mainstream through his work, volunteer activities, personal example, and infectious enthusiasm. With his passing on August 22, 2013, the world lost a wonderful engineer, expert, educator and human being. To perpetuate his legacy, Craig’s friends and family have come together to create the Craig Matthew Childers Fund for Electric Vehicle Technology and Policy at UC Davis. In keeping with Craig’s own career, his lifelong love of cars, and his desire to reduce air pollution and stem the world’s over-dependence on fossil fuels, the fund will support UC Davis students advancing zero-emission electric vehicle technology and policy. The fund will be used to support student projects, undergraduate scholarships, graduate student fellowships, and internships that engage students with UC Davis faculty and institutions worldwide that promote EVs.
The Craig Childers Fund will be allocated to provide the highest level of impact to advance electric vehicle technology and policy. This determination will be made by a committee established by the director of the UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis), and will be subject to her or his final approval. All uses will recognize the Craig Childers Fund as their source of support.