College of Engineering and Computer Science dedicates its newest state-of-the-art facility
June 8, 2007
DEARBORN / June 8, 2007---The College of Engineering and Computer Science (CECS) at the University of Michigan-Dearborn dedicated its newest state-of-the-art audio/visual facility--the BorgWarner Auditorium--with a ceremony during the campus’s annual Technology Day event on June 6.
Timothy Manganello, chairman and CEO of BorgWarner Inc. was on hand to join CECS Dean Subrata Sengupta and Provost Susan Martin in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the 220-seat auditorium, housed in the new Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems building.
“BorgWarner is pleased to celebrate the opening of this facility, which we believe will breed creativity, innovation and collaboration,” Manganello said at the dedication. “Students with these skills will be in high demand in the automotive industry in the future, and we’re proud to be associated with UM-Dearborn.”
Manganello earned his master’s degree in engineering from CECS in 1975, after completing a bachelor’s degree in engineering at the U-M Ann Arbor campus.
The IAVS building, which was designed by the firm of Lord, Aeck & Sargent and completed last year, recently received an honor award from the Huron Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects.
UM-Dearborn’s Technology Day, an annual research review conducted by CECS faculty members in collaboration with industry partners, also featured a panel discussion with William J. Coughlin III, president and CEO of Ford Global Technologies, and Walter Bryzik, chief scientist at U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) on "Technologies for Sustaining Michigan's Economy."