News Release

College of Engineering & Science Receives $50,000 Denso Award

University of Detroit Mercy is pleased to announce that the College of Engineering & Science has received a $50,000 award from the Denso North America Foundation. The funding will be used to explore multi-vehicle safety in order to keep pace with the rapidly changing technology of advanced vehicle development.

The program, led by Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Utayba Mohammad and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Mark Paulik, will result in a more innovative curriculum that includes significant hands-on design and project-based experiences.

Through these experiences, students will learn about the challenges associated with advanced automotive sensor, interface, algorithm and vehicle system engineering. As potential co-op and full-time employees in the automotive industry, they will be able to make significant contributions toward the design and development of innovative new products and solutions that will be integrated into the automobile of the future.

This is not the first time the College of Engineering & Science has received a $50,000 Denso award. During the 2012-13 academic year, Denso supported the school’s Autonomous Ground Vehicle (AGV) development and curricular integration of advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) student projects. Thanks to Denso’s generosity, the University developed a well-equipped Advanced Mobile Robotics Laboratory that is used by Electrical Engineering and Robotics and Mechatronics Systems Engineering students in their freshman through senior years.

Release date: July 12, 2014

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