January 09, 2018

EMU College of Technology to showcase latest programs at North American International Auto Show

DETROIT – Students from Eastern Michigan University's College of Technology will show off emerging technologies in mobility, gaming, drones and textiles during this year's North American International Auto Show at Cobo Center.

The College of Technology booth will be located in the AutoMobili-D section and is open on the following days and times:

  • Jan. 14, 12-6 p.m. (Opening Day Reception)
  • Jan. 15-16, 12-6 p.m. (Press Days)
  • Jan. 17-18, 12-6 p.m. (Industry Preview)
  • Jan. 20-21, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Weekend Public Days)
auto show set
COT student Kyla Berry talks about EMU's drone program with CBS 62. 

Visitors to the booth will see and interact with the latest and greatest in technology, including EMU's own alternative fuel car, flight simulator and a virtual reality gaming experience. 

"We are very excited to be part of this year's auto show, so students can demonstrate our unique and highly competitive programs for mobility and other areas," said Dr. Mohamad Qatu, dean of Eastern's College of Technology and a mechanical engineer by trade who spent 13 years in automotive. 

He added, "The College of Technology is transforming into a serious and technologically advanced partner for local and regional industries and communities. We are developing programs and lab facilities to conduct research and prepare students to succeed in today’s continuously changing and advancing engineering and technology environments." 

Many College of Technology graduates go on to work in automotive or an automotive-related field and most stay in the greater metro Detroit area. For more information on EMU's College of Technology, visit emich.edu/cot.

Contact Geoff Larcom, glarcom@emich.edu, 734.487.4401

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