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DENSO Awards $1 Million in STEM Grants to 25 North American Colleges

| July 15, 2018

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DENSO, one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers of technology and components, announced that its philanthropic arm will donate nearly $1 million in overall funding to 25 institutions of higher learning across North America to support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educational programming.

These grants are designed to achieve DENSO’s goal of exposing students to the rewarding careers available in manufacturing and advance the industry by enhancing programs that will produce the next wave of highly-skilled problem solvers. The DNAF board confirmed its 2018 North American college and university grants on June 13.

DNAF funds will be delivered to programs focused on design, materials management, mechanical and electrical engineering principles, thermodynamics, robotics and more – all intended to help cultivate and encourage a new generation of engineers and skilled workers.

“As a global technology and automotive leader, it’s vital for DENSO to advance young people’s education in engineering, technology and other related programs,” said Doug Patton, president of the DENSO North America Foundation and executive vice president of Engineering at DENSO International America, Inc. “To remain competitive in this ever-evolving, hi-tech landscape, it calls for a workforce that is skilled, well-trained and able to adapt quickly.”

“Manufacturing and automotive companies need technically-minded associates now more than ever,” said David Cole, DENSO North American Foundation board member. “By supporting programs that emphasize STEM learning experiences in real-world settings, we hope to help students explore their passions, find a worthwhile and fulfilling career path, and help our communities prosper.”

DNAF has supported STEM education through grants at colleges and universities since 2001, enabling students to access tools, technology and experiences that better prepare them for technical careers after graduation. DENSO education grant proposals are invite only and evaluated based on technical merit, student experience and alignment with industry needs.

This year’s grant recipients, which play key roles in training the future automotive workforce, include:

  • Arkansas State University – Jonesboro
  • California State University Long Beach
  • California State Polytechnic – Pomona
  • Cleveland State Community College
  • CONALEP; Technician National Education
  • Conestoga College
  • East Tennessee State University
  • FIME; Mechanical and Electrical Engineer College
  • Kettering University
  • Lawrence Tech University
  • Michigan State University
  • Michigan Tech University
  • North Carolina State
  • Northeast State Community College
  • Oakland University
  • Ohio State University
  • Pellissippi State Community College
  • Tennessee Tech University
  • University of Alabama Tuscaloosa
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Michigan Dearborn
  • University of Tennessee Chattanooga
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • West Virginia University
  • Western Michigan University

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