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FordEngineering & Science receives $50,000 grant from Ford Motor Company Fund

The Ford Motor Company Fund Capital Grant Program awarded UDM's College of Engineering & Science a $50,000 grant to help modernize the Engineering Automotive Laboratory. The grant will fund the first phase of a project to create a first-class laboratory space for training Engineering students in all degree programs on the latest automotive systems and controls. The Automotive Lab, with all the necessary components of hybrid drive, will be a room for teaching key concepts of hybrid electric power trains and their controls. Later phases of development will include facilities for improved faculty-mentored student research and for larger undertakings such as a Formula SAE student vehicle project. It is anticipated that this funding will serve as the foundation for further fund-raising efforts from our alumni and corporate and industrial partners.