UT College of Engineering News

UT students get inside look at O-I facilities

By Adam Hafer

University of Toledo students recently visited the Perrysburg O-I campus to learn more about becoming a professional engineer.

Students from First Year Rocket Engineers visited O-I

Students from First Year Rocket Engineers and the Structural Engineers Association of Ohio visited O-I

25 students from First Year Rocket Engineers (FYRE) and Structural Engineers Association of Ohio (SEAoO) had the opportunity to tour Plaza 4 and understand real world applications of their classwork. “It is such a great experience. Not only do we directly see where our education is applicable, but we develop professional networks in the process,” Jason Gonring, FYRE, Electrical Engineering student said.

O-I has partnered with University of Toledo as part of the school’s Corporate Partners Program.

O-I’s Charities Foundation is contributing $50,000 per year for the next five years to the Colleges of Engineering and Business. The partnership will promote specific collaboration between O-I’s Technology organization and UT labs, will connect UT students and staff with O-I’s recruitment efforts, and will allow O-I to provide input on the university’s curriculum. O-I is one of a few major contributors that have joined UT’s Corporate Partners Program.

Adam Hafer, Innovation Center and Perrysburg Properties Manager, sits on UT’s Corporate Partners Program leadership team. “We spent a lot of time talking about the work of engineers and how it relates to what they are learning in the classroom. We will continue to look for opportunities to expand our educational outreach,” he said.


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