ExxonMobil Alums Give Back

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Jeff Foutz, Upstream Global Development Manager at ExxonMobil Corporation,  traveled from Houston to Ann Arbor last week for a special presentation. A 2001 MBA alum of the Ross School of Business, Jeff didn’t come for an official visit, however; he came to present the ExxonMobil Foundations’s annual matching gift check to the University of Michigan. ExxonMobil employees, retirees and surviving spouses are all eligible to receive matching gift donations from ExxonMobil Foundation for any gift made to over 835 colleges and universities. In 2017, this group donated over $16 million to higher education institutions, matched to the total of $31…

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Staff Profile: Jon Grice on cutting grass, industry experience, and why he wears a cape

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Our greatest asset at the Business Engagement Center is our staff. They serve as the conduit for critical industry/university partnerships – and they’re really interesting people. Take Jon Grice for example – A U-M alum, Jon joined the Business Engagement Center after five years at U-M’s Tauber Institute for Global Operations and a previous career at Intel Corporation. He’s got a great industry foundation, fun family, and he sometimes wears a cape. Q: Before working at the BEC, what was the most interesting job you’ve ever had?  A: My most interesting job early in life was cutting greens and doing maintenance…

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University breaks ground on new Ford Robotics Building

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Robots developed at facility will address range of societal needs By Nicole Casal Moore Michigan News Starting in early 2020, robots will drive, walk, fly and help rehabilitate or enhance human function in the $75-million Ford Motor Company Robotics Building at the University of Michigan, and officials broke ground on the facility Friday. The 140,000-square-foot, four-story complex will house classrooms, offices, a startup-style open collaboration area and tailored lab space for a variety of robotic technologies. Plans include a three-story fly zone for autonomous aerial vehicles, an outdoor obstacle course for walking robots, high-bay garage space for self-driving cars, and…

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Business Solutions and Recruiting Opportunity: MDP Sponsorship at U-M

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The Multidisciplinary Design Program (MDP) is a competitively-selected curricular program for students at the University of MichiganAnn Arbor. The program organizes approximately 40 teams of 5-7 talented Wolverine students to tackle engineering and/or chemistry projects for various corporate, start-up, non-profit and government organizations. All teams start in January and end in December, and are jointly mentored by a dedicated UM Faculty member and a member of your organization. The Multidisciplinary Design Program has opened its annual call for Project Proposals. 2019 Proposals will be accepted until June 30, 2018.  Learn about the benefits, get program details, or sponsor a team….

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Two Week Auto Executive Development Program through the Ross School of Business

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The Automotive Executive Development Program (Auto EDP) is a two week program designed to equip present and future auto industry leaders with the knowledge and skills required for transforming the automotive industry in China, North America, and around the world. Competitive market forces and government policies are driving the auto industry to achieve a stronger position in the global economy through advanced manufacturing, innovative supply chain strategies, and technologies such as intelligent and autonomous driving. Through close collaboration between the University of Michigan Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute and the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University…

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