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Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education dedication event

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September 29, 2016

The new 5,200 square foot Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education will officially be dedicated during the Detroit Mercy Homecoming tomorrow.

“The Center represents a new chapter in the 105-year history of the College of Engineering & Science at Detroit Mercy,” said Dean Gary Kuleck. “Preparation of students for professional careers has always been the principal focus of the University’s engineering programs, but this center is a bold, innovative step forward.”

Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education

Alumnus William L. Kozyra ’80 provided a major gift in support of his alma mater.

“There is no doubt in my mind that today I have a fabulous career and life as a result of the great education I received at University of Detroit Mercy,” said Kozyra. “I’m lucky enough to be in a position where I can thank the school and help the school provide to other young adults the educational opportunities and the life opportunities I received.”

Kozyra is the chairman, chief executive officer and president of Auburn Hills-based TI Automotive, an automotive supplier with more than 125 locations in 28 countries.

The Center is designed to foster student teamwork on collaborative projects including competitive vehicle design, robotics and autonomous vehicle development.  It will also allow undergraduate and graduate students to participate in faculty-mentored research projects.

The dedication event kicks-off at 6 pm Friday with dinner followed by a keynote address from Kozyra.

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