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If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact us. We would love to have you join us on the magnificent journey that takes us from design to competition.
The Michigan State University College of Engineering began as a single field of study in 1885, and currently comprises the Departments of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering. The college also houses many research centers and laboratories, which vigorously promote the interdisciplinary collaboration of faculty members with each other and with other MSU departments, other universities, and the general public.
The current Engineering Building was constructed in 1962. A $34.5 million addition and renovation in 1989 provided 167,000 square feet of space for laboratories, classrooms, offices, and the engineering library. In 1997, the building underwent a $14-million, 46,000-square-foot addition accommodating the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Institute for Materials Research, one of the premier facilities in the world for the study of composite materials. Other facilities include the Engineering Research Complex; the Energy and Automotive Research Laboratories (EARL); the Jolly Road Research Facility; the Civil Infrastructure Laboratory on Jolly Road; the Automotive Research Experiment Station located in the Hulett Road Research Facility; and the Advanced Materials Engineering Experiment Station. This facility moved back to campus from Midland, Michigan in 2002 and is part of the Composite Materials and Structures Center.
Demmer is a veteran owned small business enterprise founded in 1950 and has significant fabricating and machining expertise of metal and composite products for various industries. Quality is processed into each program at Demmer Corporation, our employees are familiar with and are presently working within the requirements of military standards including Mil-I-45208, Mil-Q-45662A as well as being certified to QS-9000, ISO-9001, ISO-9002 and ISO-14001.
Demmer Corporation operates in multiple plants with over 1,000,000 square feet of available manufacturing floor space. Demmer Corporation has complete machining and fabricating capabilities available to process projects of any size. Situated in Lansing, Michigan, this centralized location has proven to be a major asset to draw on a wealth of suppliers as well as the best talent available. We assure you that we are uniquely qualified, ideally suited and will be totally committed to fulfilling your requirements. Demmer Corporation has the technical capability, manufacturing expertise, financial resources and production capacity to most effectively process and deliver our customers requirements.
CD-adapco is the world’s largest independent CFD-focused provider of engineering simulation software, support and services. We have over 30 years of experience in delivering industrial strength engineering simulation. The scope of our activities extends well beyond software development to encompass a wide range of CAE engineering services in both CFD and FEA.
We have over 7000 users of our software, working at 3000 different companies, spending over $100 million on our software and services. Our customer approval ratings are very high; in our last customer survey 93% of our customers declared themselves satisfied, or very satisfied with our software and services, a fact reflected in a consistently high customer retention rate.
Consistently growing at an organic rate of over 17% per year, CD-adapco employs over 550 talented individuals, working at 21 offices around the globe, involved in dedicated support, software development and engineering services.
The mission of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association (DADA) is to support its membership through legislative and industry representation, educational programs and communications, and community relations activities. Founded in 1907 by a group of five Detroit-area auto dealers after they hosted the very first Detroit Auto Show in the same year, today, the DADA membership includes more than 250 new-vehicle dealers who own 240 dealerships-selling 40 different vehicle lines in 64 cities throughout the metropolitan Detroit area. The dealers are affiliated with the DADA through one or more of 15 vehicle line groups, or through individual membership. Currently, DADA members collectively employ more than 16,500 people. Ninety-eight percent of new-car and new-truck dealers in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb Counties are members of the DADA. Currently, DADA members have an average of 26 years experience in the auto industry. One of the chief goals of the association is to promote the integral role that the motor vehicle plays in the economy of our nation and the world. Many of the members of the Detroit Auto Dealers Association participate in the NAIAS, LLC, which is responsible for the production of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). The DADA members support their communities through charitable involvement. In fact, more than 75 percent of them donate their time and resources to two or more charitable organizations. The most significant charitable venture of the DADA is the annual NAIAS Charity Preview, which has raised more than $44 million for children’s charities in southeastern Michigan since 1976, with more than half of that in the past four years alone. In 1998, the DADA founded the DADA Charitable Foundation Fund, one of the benefiting charities of the NAIAS Charity Preview, to support charitable organizations and activities that assist children and youth.
General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world’s largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader for 75 years. Founded in 1908, GM today employs about 327,000 people around the world. With global headquarters in Detroit, GM manufactures its cars and trucks in 33 countries. In 2005, 9.17 million GM cars and trucks were sold globally under the following brands: Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, GM Daewoo, Holden, HUMMER, Opel, Pontiac, Saab, Saturn and Vauxhall. GM operates one of the world’s leading finance companies, GMAC Financial Services, which offers automotive, residential and commercial financing and insurance. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services. GM is the majority shareholder in GM Daewoo Auto & Technology Co. of South Korea, and has product, powertrain and purchasing collaborations with Suzuki Motor Corp. and Isuzu Motors Ltd. of Japan. GM also has advanced technology collaborations with DaimlerChrysler AG and BMW AG of Germany and Toyota Motor Corp. of Japan, and vehicle manufacturing ventures with several automakers around the world, including Toyota, Suzuki, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. of China, AVTOVAZ of Russia and Renault SA of France.
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. The company has joint ventures with Mazda; Getrag Deutsche Venture GmbH and Co. KG; Neumayer Tekfor GmbH; Song Cong Diesel; and Lio Ho Group.
In 2005 at EAA Airventure Oshkosh, Sir Richard Branson and Burt Rutan announced their signing of an agreement to form The Spaceship Company – a new aerospace production company to build a fleet of commercial sub-orbital spaceships and carrier aircraft.
Since then we’ve been rather busy. With Virgin Galactic, we engaged Scaled Composites to develop a new and innovative spaceflight system to Virgin Galactic’s specifications. We then focused on building our team, operations, supply chain and capabilities at Mojave Air & Space Port. We are now well into manufacturing the second SpaceShipTwo and second WhiteKnightTwo. TSC’s operations now stretch over 130,000 square feet in three separate facilities and our team has grown to over 145 individuals – and we’re looking for more talented people to join this historic journey.
Since 1991, Technique, Inc. has had a reputation for quality that was built out of our commitment to be the leader in prototyping technology and techniques. That commitment still stands today. We have a long history of working with companies that require high levels of confidentiality-confidentiality that we always maintain. With Technique, you can be assured that your information will be kept in complete confidence, and that no other team will have access to any of your information.
Established in 1980, Skyline is THE source for remarkable face-to-face marketing experiences. Skyline offers trade show and event exhibits to match any size and budget, ranging from tabletop displays and portable displays to modular inline exhibits and large-scale island exhibits. Skyline makes 19 different exhibit systems, including pop ups, banner stands, panel systems, fabric structures, truss and other structural, custom modular exhibit systems. Skyline has more than 1,500 team members ready to provide exhibitors expert worldwide service and support in 138 design centers in 38 countries. Exhibit rental, graphics, and service support is available from Skyline Regional Service Centers in major venues, such as Las Vegas, Orlando, Toronto, China and Mexico. As North America’s leading exhibit system builder, Skyline exhibits are known for their high quality, great design, cost-saving portability, and innovative functionality. Skyline’s history of creativity, innovation, and performance includes over 70 patents and winning all the major U.S. exhibit industry awards, including Best of Show at Exhibitor Show and TS2. For more information contact Eloy “Loy” Cantu at 616.301.8708 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
MGA is recognized worldwide as one of the leading independent providers of testing services and equipment. With U.S. locations in New York, Michigan, Wisconsin, South Carolina, and Virginia, and International locations in Korea, India, China, Japan, Brazil, and Canada; MGA Research has truly become a global corporation. Our traditions of improving and expanding our line of products and services will carry on into the future as we continually offer our clients with the very best in testing technologies and customer service.
MGA’s goal has always been to provide customers with superior testing capabilities matched with unbeatable service through constantly evaluating industry trends and customer needs. All of the associates at MGA are eager to build on the past history and are excited about meeting the challenges of the future.
Bosch has been one of Germany’s largest industrial foundations since June 1964, when the heirs of Robert Bosch transferred control of the majority of their shareholdings to the Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, which is exclusively engaged in non-profit activities.
The name Bosch is closely associated with the automotive industry. But Bosch is not just famous for automotive technology products like gasoline, diesel and chassis systems and car electronics. Bosch also supplies many other products and services, including industrial technology, power tools, security solutions and household appliances.
FEV is an internationally recognized leader in the design and development of internal combustion engines, conventional, electric, and alternative vehicle drive systems, energy technology, and a major supplier of advanced testing and instrumentation products and services to some of the world’s largest powertrain OEMs.
Founded in 1978 by Prof. Franz Pischinger, today the company employs a staff of over 2,400 highly skilled research and development specialists on several continents.
SECO Tools has an established reputation as a leading manufacturer and supplier of carbide cutting tools and associated equipment and is a major force as a knowledge driven provider of machining solutions.
Seco has over 30,000 product lines ranging from spindle tooling to the cutting point, to cover even the most specialized machining applications. Seco is well placed to offer strategic, technological and cost reduction partnerships to companies throughout the world.
Gurit Gurit has established itself as a developer and innovator in the composites industry and positioned itself as the leading global supplier of composite materials, engineering services, tooling equipment, and select parts and systems. Over 30 years’ experience in the practical application of composites across various market sectors and projects, from small parts to large-scale structures, combined with a unique technical approach enables Gurit to offer the complete composite solution.
Established in 1935, LINK have evolved with the transportation industry as a designer and manufacturer of precision test equipment and a provider of comprehensive testing services.
Over the years, Link Engineering Company has become a multinational organization, searching out the optimal solutions based upon advanced technology and economic considerations, to serve the passenger car, truck, trailer, bus, motorcycle, aircraft, railway and off-road vehicle industries.