Michigan Technological University and General Motors share a long-standing partnership dating back to at least 1940, supporting a wide range of activities across campus including scholarships, Senior Design and Enterprise programs, student organizations, sponsored research, recruiting support, youth programs, diversity initiatives and more.
As the challenges of mobility and autonomy have continued to reshape the automotive industry, General Motors continues to invest in Michigan Tech students. For the 2017-2018 Academic year, General Motors has provided support for many different programs on campus. One of their newest areas of support is the Enterprise Manufacturing Initiative. GM operates hundreds of manufacturing facilities around the globe producing millions of vehicles a year, each with increasing levels of complexity. Many graduating engineers find their first employment opportunity within one of these modern marvels of production. Michigan Tech’s hands-on approach to problem-solving and interdisciplinary model through the Enterprise Program, led to great fit in providing the world’s next best engineers with the world’s best in class manufacturing education.
General Motors also recognizes that in order for Michigan Tech to attract the best and brightest students from around the state and country, they need to invest in K-12 STEM education. GM’s 2017 funding included support for Michigan Tech’s premier outreach endeavor, Summer Youth Programs, by providing week-long scholarships for youth interested in robotics. They also supported Mind Trekkers, a traveling science and engineering festival, which has impacted more the one million youth since its inception only seven years ago.
Additional support includes:
- Advanced Motorsports Enterprise (AMS)
- Robotics Systems Enterprise (RSE)
- Ride the Waves
- Center for Diversity and Inclusion
- Departmental Industrial Advisory Boards
Thank you, General Motors for your unwavering partnership and support.