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CASEE lab dedicated with fancy event

By GINEARA HANNAH / VN STAFF WRITER
On October 4, 2016

The College of Engineering and Science’s High Bay recently housed the big reveal we've all been waiting for: the new Center of Automotive Systems Engineering Education lab.

On Sept. 30, the High Bay was packed with succulent smells, black ties and fancy dress, and good vibes to unveil the state-of-the-art lab for working on automotive systems.

The night began with a nice dinner and several guest speakers, including President Antoine Garibaldi; Gary Kuleck, the Dean of the College of Engineering and Science; and William L. Kozyra, chairman, CEO & president of TI Automotive. Each speaker had identical thought about the unveiling: that this laboratorial addition would contribute to the rapid growth of technological advancement around the world and on campus.

Dr. Katy Snyder, associate dean of academics, engineering & science, gave substantial and significant insight on the progression of the new CASEE lab, saying the lab was made possible with several donations from automotive partners who also donated appliances for the lab.  

Upon being questioned about the function and purpose of the lab, Snyder said it will be a center for automotive education.

“It is systems-oriented so it brings in electrical, mechanical, and environmental engineers,” she said. “The lab is component-based so it's going to help us exponentially to move into the next century of automotive education. Also included is [a fair amount] of computer engineering information because cars, are now computer operated.”

 Snyder made sure to mention the importance of the guests at this special event.

“Detroit Mercy alums, automotive partners, and even the students are here to help us connect with the community on every level,” she said, adding the completion of the lab is all about getting students to collaborate with each other and to develop work ethic. 

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