Plexus Supports MTU Students and Innovation in New Electronics Lab

The new Plexus Innovation Lab in Michigan Technological University’s Electrical Vitality
Methods Middle is an electronics makerspace.

A want to aid studying and the engineering discipline, as effectively as the means
to interact additional with Michigan Technological University college students, led Plexus Corp. to sponsor a new laboratory in Michigan Tech’s Department of Electrical and Personal computer Engineering. The one,230-square-foot facility, located in the Electrical Vitality Methods Middle
(EERC), is a makerspace focused on electronics. 

The EERC makerspace is open up to college students across several disciplines, providing Tech
college students with hands-on encounters in designing and screening electronics by way of use
of the lab’s tools.

“I’m quite happy to see this powerful expense in student studying by Plexus,” reported
Janet Callahan, dean of the College or university of Engineering. “The partnership of Plexus with
Michigan Tech will be impactful to college students and faculty for many many years to occur.”

College students gain hands-on experience in the Plexus Innovation Lab.

The task was born out of a lengthy-standing connection concerning Michigan Tech and
Plexus. Plexus, a Neenah, Wisconsin-based mostly corporation, employs dozens of Huskies in purposes
ranging from mechanical to biomedical to electrical engineering. Plexus has many happy
Tech alumni, who routinely return to their alma mater to participate in visitor lectures,
as effectively as recruit far more Huskies during Michigan Tech’s job fairs. 

Michigan Tech alumna Christina Jufliak wanted to gain the two her employer and the
University. Immediately after earning a BS in Biomedical Engineering in 2013 and an MBA the adhering to
calendar year, she started out her job at Plexus as a merchandise engineer and is at this time a purposeful

“As an MTU alum, I observed firsthand the school’s attempts to supply pertinent and hands-on
encounters for college students to put together them for their professions,” reported Jufliak. “I am quite
enthusiastic and grateful that the Plexus Innovation Lab will proceed supporting these
attempts, making ready college students to just take on internships and entire-time positions within
their respective fields.”

Two students working in the Plexus Innovation Lab
Michigan Tech college students collaborate in the new makerspace.

Plexus, by way of its Plexus Charitable Basis, supports establishments that advertise
engineering-linked instructional packages.

“Plexus is happy to extend our partnership with Michigan Tech by way of our sponsorship
of the Plexus Innovation Lab,” commented Mike Managing, Plexus’ senior vice president
of worldwide engineering alternatives and aftermarket companies. “Our mission to help our
clients create the goods that construct a greater entire world needs an exceptionally
proficient engineering staff. The expense in this lab produces a space for college students
to gain hands-on electronics experience and acquire the challenge-solving abilities and
revolutionary thinking important to aid in generating goods that construct a greater entire world.”

Chris Middlebrook, professor of electrical and personal computer engineering, headed the laboratory
task for Michigan Tech, ensuring the space and tools fulfilled the requirements of college students.

“Thanks to this generous donation from Plexus, our college students now have the incredible
prospect to enhance and extend their instructional experience by way of the use of
our new Plexus Innovation Lab,” reported Middlebrook. “The Plexus staff has been actively
engaged in the preparing and execution of the development of an electronics makerspace,
demonstrating their steadfast expense in the Michigan Tech neighborhood.”

The Plexus Innovation Lab is just one of many mutually beneficial company partnerships
on campus. To discover far more, speak to Cody Kangas, director of company relations.

Michigan Technological University is a general public exploration college, residence to far more than
seven,000 college students from fifty four nations. Established in 1885, the University delivers far more than
a hundred and twenty undergraduate and graduate degree packages in science and engineering, engineering,
forestry, small business and economics, overall health professions, humanities, mathematics, and
social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway
and is just a several miles from Lake Outstanding.