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Omron Robotics and Human Factors Laboratory in the new Engineering Lab Building at the University of Michigan-Dearborn

On April 20, 2018, a groundbreaking was held for the University of Michigan-Dearborn's new Engineering Lab Building (ELB)--a $90 million project expected to be completed in 2020 which will transform engineering education by combining innovative teaching labs with modern classrooms to cultivate entrepreneurial problem-solving skills as well as technological expertise. In this new lab building, students will benefit from a multi disciplinary approach in an environment rich in collaboration and project-based learning. Cutting-edge labs will let students explore real-world applications in power engineering, robotics, bioengineering, cybersecurity and more. As part of this groundbreaking, the University announced a $1 million gift by the Omron Foundation for the establishment of the "Omron Robotics and Human Factors Lab" inside the university’s Engineering Lab Building to further the learning and advancement of future engineers by learning the most advanced robotic technologies. In addition to the new lab, the Omron Foundation also announced a new scholarship for UM-Dearborn electrical engineering students, it's 8th endowed scholarship in electrical engineering and second in the state of Michigan.

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 eight universities including: Illinois Institute of Technology, Kettering University, Northern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Southern Illinois University, University of Illinois at Champaign, University of Houston and the University of Michigan-Dearborn Engineering as well as a general engineering scholarship at Augustana College and a safety scholarship at Illinois State University.

Annual Scholarships

In addition, since 1992, Omron Foundation has proudly funded National Merit Scholarships for over 100 students.

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