Bank of America is one of the world’s leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses and large corporations with a full range of banking, investing, asset management and other financial and risk management products and services. The company provides unmatched convenience in the United States, serving approximately 66 million consumer and small business clients with approximately 4,400 retail financial centers, approximately 16,400 ATMs; and award-winning digital banking with more than 37 million active users. Bank of America is a global leader in wealth management, corporate and investment banking and trading across a broad range of asset classes, serving corporations, governments, institutions and individuals around the world. Bank of America offers industry-leading support to approximately 3 million small business owners through a suite of innovative, easy-to-use online products and services. The company serves clients through operations across the United States, its territories and approximately 35 countries.

Eaton is a diversified power management company with 2016 sales of $19.7 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 95,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries.

Because of the pivotal role we play, Eaton is committed to creating and maintaining powerful customer relationships built on a foundation of excellence. 

Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide.

Siemens PLM Software is a world-leading provider of product lifecycle management (PLM) software. We help thousands of companies make great products by optimizing their lifecycle processes, from planning and development through manufacturing and support. We work closely with every one of our customers to deliver the PLM solutions they need to support the critical decisions that go into their products. These solutions are open, to give you the freedom to use and combine whatever tools and information you need. They’re complete, so they add value across the entire product lifecycle. And they’re more than just technology, because only our people can truly assure your success.

Strengthened by 80,000 alumni and countless friends, a public mission and the University’s across-the-board academic excellence – 95 graduate programs in the US News top ten – Michigan Engineering provides scientific and technological leadership to the world. Developing intellectually curious and socially conscious minds.


Our vision is to transform product design and organizational decision making by applying simulation, optimization and high performance computing throughout product lifecycles.

We are a leading provider of enterprise-class engineering software enabling innovation across the entire product lifecycle from concept design to in-service operation.  Our simulation-driven approach to innovation is powered by our broad portfolio of high-fidelity and high-performance physics solvers.  Our integrated suite of software optimizes design performance across multiple disciplines encompassing structures, motion, fluids, thermal management, electromagnetics, system modeling and embedded systems, while also providing data analytics and true-to-life visualization and rendering.

We were founded in 1985 in Michigan, and have a balanced global footprint with 62 offices in 22 countries, and over 2,000 engineers, scientists and creative thinkers.

Analog Devices (Nasdaq: ADI) is a leading global high-performance analog technology company dedicated to solving the toughest engineering challenges. We enable our customers to interpret the world around us by intelligently bridging the physical and digital with unmatched technologies that sense, measure, power, connect and interpret.

Charles (Chuck) S. Hutchins has had a consistent presence on the U of M Solar Car Team for 30 years. Accompanying the Team on every race since the running of Maize and Blue in 1993, Chuck has maintained cultural and technical continuity that has motivated generations of Wolverines working in Ann Arbor. Chuck’s experience as an engineer (BSE MEAM ’57) and as an entrepreneur (co-founder of Manufacturing Data Systems Inc.) have proved priceless over the team’s history. He will be joining the team in Australia again this

Cree is an innovator of Wolfspeed®power and radio frequency (RF) semiconductors and lighting class LEDs. Cree’s Wolfspeed product families include SiC materials, power-switching devices and RF devices targeted for applications such as electric vehicles, fast charging inverters, power supplies, telecom and military and aerospace. Cree’s LED product families include blue and green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs and lighting-class power LEDs targeted for indoor and outdoor lighting, video displays, transportation and specialty lighting applications.

Cummins Inc., a global power leader, is a corporation of complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines, related component technologies and electrical power generation systems. Headquartered in Columbus, Indiana, Cummins employs over 55,000 people worldwide, and serves customers through a network of 600 distributor locations and 7,400 dealer locations. Cummins earned $1.39 billion on sales of $17.5 billion in 2016.

Our long history of innovation started with Clessie Cummins, a pioneering engineer who led the company’s development and introduction of the diesel engine into the U.S. truck market. This innovative spirit and vision helped us navigate technology and regulatory changes, international expansion and competitive challenges in every decade since the company was founded in 1919. That same spirit drives our thinking today as we embark upon a program of energy diversity and continue to shape the future of our industry.

General Motors, one of the world’s largest automakers, traces its roots back to 1908. With its global headquarters in Detroit, GM employs 202,000 people in every major region of the world and does business in more than 120 countries. GM and its strategic partners produce cars and trucks in 30 countries, and sell and service these vehicles through the following brands: Baojun, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC, Daewoo, Holden, Isuzu, Jiefang, Opel, Vauxhall, and Wuling. GM’s largest national market is China, followed by the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Germany, Canada, and Italy. GM’s OnStar subsidiary is the industry leader in vehicle safety, security and information services.

Huntsman Advanced Materials provides material solutions which enable our customers to build better, stronger, lighter products. Our high-performance composite resin systems, advanced adhesives, electrical insulation systems and specialty protective coatings serve the aerospace, automotive, coatings, construction, electronics, energy and power transmission markets. Huntsman products meet demanding engineering specifications and address customer-specific needs across a wide variety of industrial and consumer applications. We continuously experiment with new chemistries and technologies to fulfill today’s requirements, anticipate tomorrow’s needs, and comply with ever more stringent health, safety and environmental regulations.

JTEKT North America, the North American division of JTEKT Corporation, is a global supplier of automotive steering systems and driveline components, bearings, and machine tools. JTEKT supplies the automotive, industrial and aerospace markets under the brands of JTEKT®, Koyo® bearings, Torsen® high-performance differentials, and Toyoda® machine tools. Headquartered in Greenville, South Carolina, JTEKT North America employs more than 5000 associates in 24 facilities, including 15 manufacturing sites, across North America

R Systems provides technical expertise and optimized HPC cluster resources to the commercial and academic research communities. The company’s flexible service offerings and simplified business model provide the power of world class computing to minimize time, maximize effectiveness and add value to researchers HPC results.

Roush is a leading supplier of automotive engineering, development and manufacturing services. We are the world’s largest supplier of integrated motorsports marketing services, and we manufacture and market performance vehicles, crate motors and vehicle components. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, Roush employs more than 2,000 people in over 50 locations throughout North America, Mexico, Germany and the UK.

Saturn Electronics Corporation, bare printed circuit board manufacturer, is a Top 30 domestic PWB Fabricator managing the nuances between Quick-Turn Prototype Boards and High-Volume PCB Production while offering industry-leading Lead Free circuit boards that meet RoHS compliance. Saturn Electronics Corporation is located in Romulus, Michigan.

Thuraya is a leading mobile satellite communications company that empowers people with tools to bring the organizations and communities they serve closer together. We offer innovative, flexible and dependable technology that helps you overcome the toughest challenges and achieve the highest aspirations - facilitating reliable communications where and when it matters most. Our global customers include industry leaders from a variety of sectors including energy, media, marine, government and NGOs. Our superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the world via satellite and across the globe through our unique GSM roaming capabilities. Proud to be driving innovation in the mobile satellite industry, Thuraya has been recognized for our game-changing products and dedication to innovation.

Dr. Mark S. Schlissel is the 14th president of the University of Michigan and the first physician-scientist to lead the institution. He became president in July 2014.
The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

In 1879, University of Michigan President James B. Angell wrote that the University should make excellence in liberal education accessible to those “whose intellectual gifts entitle them to admission to the goodly fellowship of cultivated minds.” A century and a quarter later, this commitment to excellence and accessibility continues to be a foundation of the University of Michigan. The Office of the Provost works to strengthen this foundation. Our role is to support research, teaching, and public service that pushes the frontiers of knowledge and enhances civil society. To do this, we work with UM President Mark Schlissel, the deans and faculty leaders of the academic units, and the larger faculty to set academic priorities and allocate funding to carry them forward. Our goal is to encourage and sustain an environment of creativity, rigor, support, and openness that aids faculty, students, and the wider community in their search for knowledge.