Kick-off to the Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education

Detroit Mercy's College of Engineering & Science envisions a future with the Center for Automotive Systems Engineering Education. Once it is completed, this facility will better reflect our philosophy of educating industry-ready engineers and leaders who are able to think and communicate across the various engineering disciplines.

The physical equipment in the Center is just one step toward this process, as collaborative efforts with industry through joint projects, cooperative education and the sharing of resources will equip our students with the skills they need to be tomorrow's team leaders.

To introduce and raise funds for the Center project, the College presented Dave McLellan, Corvette chief engineer from 1975 to 1992, and Art Haman, University student, professor and dean who is retiring after 58 years of service. The event was held Oct. 16, 2014 in the Engineering and Chemistry Buildings on McNichols Campus. For an article on the event, see the Technology Century website.


The CASEE event video playlist has four parts.

  • Part 1: Dave McLellan, Corvette chief engineer from 1975 to 1992
  • Part 2: E&S Dean Gary Kuleck describing CASEE project
  • Part 3: UDM VP for Advancement Barbara Milbauer on UDM's strategic plan
  • Part 4: 58-year veteran of E&S Art Haman, introduced by Leo Hanifin


Pictures from the October 16 event are available on the UDM photo gallery.


Please stay tuned

Look for updates as we continue to move this endeavor from concept to reality. In the meantime, we value your comments, questions and of course your support. Please feel free to contact:

Dennis Carlesso
E&S Director of Development