MISUMI USA Helps Engineering Students Develop Winning Senior Projects

SCHAUMBERG, IL ― MISUMI USA, Inc., a subsidiary of MISUMI Corporation, part of MISUMI Group, Inc., has announced that the company will once again offer its exclusive University Engineering Program to mechanical engineering department heads and professors at top colleges and universities across North America. Launched in 2011 and renewed for the 2012-2013 school year, the popular University Program is designed to partner with higher education in order to assist engineering student teams as they plan, design and build successful senior projects, many of which will ultimately be entered into nationwide competitions.

Jacob Oji, head of MISUMI USA’s Factory Automation (FA) Business Development, states: “We aim to empower the next generation of engineers by educating them about the latest design techniques using configurable components. Our program provides individual guidance and mentoring from an experienced resource that students can consult to solve design / build challenges. Last year, we worked with teams from Stanford, M.I.T., Rochester Institute of Technology, University of California Davis, and the Milwaukee School of Engineering, to name a few. This year, we are building on that success to make the program more valuable and exciting than ever.”

Commenting on the program, Professor Mohammad Mahinfalah at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, says: “Last year my student teams worked on ASME Student design, Milwaukee Composite Group and NASA projects using MISUMI parts. The program introduced them to a new method of component purchasing. They were impressed by the speed at which they could download CAD files and get delivery of quality parts so quickly and at low cost.”