U-M students shaping performance for Grand Haven auto supplier

When University of Michigan alumnus and Shape Corp. CEO Gary Verplank (B.S.E. ’63) visited campus, he brought back a big idea to his team at the tier-one automotive supplier in Grand Haven. And Brian Oxley, his materials science engineer, got to work.

The result is a foray into student program support at the Multidisciplinary Design Program through the College of Engineering.

Every year, the Multidisciplinary Design Program works with organizations on their engineering challenges and creates a  team of the brightest U-M students to work for two semesters toward a solution. The students are jointly mentored by a company employee and a U-M faculty member throughout the project.

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