Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
NSF Grantees Poster Session
The Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) Scholarship Program is supported by a National Science Foundation Scholarships in STEM (S-STEM) grant (#1060160). The goal of the program is provide academically sound, but financially challenged, students with the means to enroll as full-time students at Oakland University in the fields of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering with the expectation that a successful student will receive a baccalaureate degree within four years and will, upon graduation, be capable of entering the high technology workforce or continuing their education at the graduate level.
A unique aspect of the PLM Scholarship program involves investigators working with several companies to identify paid engineering internship opportunities (both summer and year-round) for the students. A majority of the students were placed into such internships. The investigators received assistance on identifying some internship opportunities from Oakland University's Pawley Lean Institute. Over 20 companies hired PLM Scholarship students to these internship positions. The investigators also worked closely with the university's Career Services Office to prepare students for these internships (develop resumes and cover letters, mock interviews, etc.).
Seventeen of the PLM Scholarship students have graduated to-date with a B.S. in Engineering degree. All graduates obtained full-time engineering positions upon graduation or entered graduate school.
Van Til, R. P., & Kobus, C. J., & Latcha, M. A., & Sengupta, S. (2018, June), Board 150:Product Life-cycle Management Scholarship Program Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/29953
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