Elementary education to college education with a focus on engineering, science, mathematics and technology.
Omron-Northern Illinois University Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory
In April of 2013, Northern Illinois University's College of Engineering and Engineering Technology established the Omron Robotics and Mechatronics Laboratory through financial and equipment donations from Omron Foundation. The lab will be used to bring mechanical/electrical/computational students together for senior design and course projects. Omron's SYSMAC technologies will be used to conduct new cutting edge industrial automation and robotics research. Students will have exposure to Omron technologies that allow them to explore Logic/Motion/Vision/Safety/Sensing disciplines in the Mechatronics field. It is anticipated that over 300 graduates yearly will learn and be able to practice mechatronics concepts using Omron SYSMAC technologies.
Omron—Illinois State University Applied Safety and Ergonomics Laboratory
In April of 2011, the Safety Program in Illinois State University's College of Applied Science and Technology established the Omron-Illinois State University Applied Safety and Ergonomics Laboratory through financial and equipment donations from Omron Foundation. It is equipped with Omron Scientific Technologies Inc. machine safeguards to help demonstrate machine safety and other safety concepts for students pursuing the safety field so they are better prepared to help others in the workplace.
Electrical Engineering Endowed Scholarships
The Omron Foundation has established endowed electrical engineering scholarships at seven universities including: Illinois Institute of Technology, Kettering University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Champaign, and the University of Houston as well as an general engineering scholarship at Augustana College.
In addition, since 1992, Omron Foundation has proudly funded National Merit Scholarships for over 100 students.