Cleveland State Community College became the recipient of a $100,000 donation on Thursday from DENSO to fund its science, technology, engineering and math programs.According to CSCC, the grant “is …
Cleveland State Community College became the recipient of a $100,000 donation on Thursday from DENSO to fund its science, technology, engineering and math programs.
According to CSCC, the grant “is made possible by the company’s philanthropic arm, DENSO North America Foundation.”
The donation was made during a check presentation held at CSCC's Technology Building.
It is one of 26 grants awarded this year by DENSO to colleges and universities throughout the nation.
“The donations are part of DENSO’S broader efforts to cultivate tomorrow’s workforce and prepare young thinkers to lead a new era of innovation,” according to a press statement.
CSCC president Dr. Bill Seymour said the proceeds from the donation will be used for academics, as well as workforce development programs.
DENSO North America Foundation president Jack Helmboldt said the company is “committed to diversity, education, the environment and the community.”
Dr. Tim Wilson, chair of the CSCC Advanced Technologies Department, said DENSO has “played an integral role in the success of the Advanced Technologies department here at Cleveland State."
He added, "We are especially grateful for being chosen to receive this grant from the Denso North America Foundation."
Wilson said DENSO not only helps CSCC through its foundation, but also through actively participating in students' academic experiences.
“They actively participate in several advisory councils, visit classes as guest speakers, and hire our students,” Wilson said. “Denso and its associates are truly active in the community, and we are a beneficiary of their benevolence.”
According to CSCC, “Grants were awarded to programs focused on design, materials management, mechanical and electrical engineering principles, thermodynamics, robotics and more. With this grant, Cleveland State will procure additional hands-on equipment for the mechanical power transmission and fluid power systems courses.”
DNAF has supported STEM education through grants at colleges and universities since 2001.
Its efforts “enable students to access tools, technology and experiences that better prepare them for technical careers after graduation,” according to CSCC.
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