Michigander Scholars Participate in Detroit Auto Show

(L to R) Spencer Lucker (MEDC), Ava Attari (MEDC), Daniel Douglas (MTU), Emily Roth (MTU), and Livi Morgan (MTU)
(L-R) Emily Roth (MTU), Livi Morgan (MTU), Daniel Douglas (MTU), and two U of M students
(L to R) U of M student, Emily Roth (MTU), Livi Morgan (MTU), DAniel Douglas (MTU), and Michigan Lt,. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II

The Engineering Society of Detroit (ESD) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) sponsored a day at the North American International Detroit Auto Show on September 14, 2023, for about 150 college engineering students across the state–about half of them Michigander EV and Mobility Scholars. Hundreds of Detroit-area high school students and their teachers also attended.

Michigan Tech students Emily Roth and Livi Morgan participated in a panel discussion to inspire high school students to explore engineering and STEM careers, sharing their college experiences and plans after graduation.

In addition, Emily and Livi, Michigan Tech student Daniel Douglas, and students from University of Michigan and Michigan State participated in a roundtable discussion and photo session with Michigan Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist II.

Michigan Tech student Yash Adaho also participated in the Auto Show.

“The students were great yesterday,” said Michigan Tech Industry Fellow James Hill. “We are all proud of you and want to thank you for helping make the Auto Show Student Day a great success.”

The Michigan Tech students also attended a keynote talk by Paul Sitar, CEO of Sitarian Company, who discussed his company’s most recent work in the industry, covering a wide range of issues and opportunities in the EV industry and US plans for mass adoption and deployment of 1) charging and charging infrastructure, 2) key technologies, 3) cyber security 4) costs and total costs of ownership, 5) human resources, and 6) supply chain.

Finishing their visit to the Auto Show, the MTU students participated in a networking event with industry employers, including companies in the EV and mobility sectors.