The General Motors Foundation has gifted the Michigan Technology University $100,000 to fund a variety of student activities, which will fund Advanced Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Advanced Motorsports Enterprises, several senior design teams, student groups, and diversity programs.
In addition to the 100 grand, General Motors also donated a Chevrolet Cruze to MTU for hybrid engine/vehicle testing and education activities in the Advanced Power Systems Research Center.
“The General Motors Foundation is proud of its long standing affiliation with Michigan Tech,” said Kurt Wiese, GM’s executive director, Global Manufacturing Engineering. “This grant furthers our support of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education. We look forward to continuing our support of Michigan Tech students through engineering projects and diversity initiatives.
“Michigan Tech is very fortunate to have General Motors and the General Motors Foundation as partners in these endeavors,” University President Glenn Mroz said. “Thousands of alumni and students have benefited from GM and GMF’s support of our programs.”