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Autocam Medical Presents Engineering Scholarships to University Students

Autocam Medical awarded engineering scholarships to three Grand Valley State University students.

Autocam Medical President and CEO and former university Board of Trustees member, John C. Kennedy, established the scholarship program to encourage and educate students about changes that have occurred in advanced manufacturing.

“The field has evolved significantly over the past couple of decades,” he said. “Many students have only had a minimal amount of exposure to manufacturing. It is our hope that this scholarship raises the awareness, and enhances the perception, of advanced manufacturing among college students.”

The competitive scholarship is open to full-time Grand Valley State students entering their sophomore year in the Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing. Students are selected for their academic merit and ability to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards. They also must declare a major in Mechanical Engineering, Product Design Manufacturing & Engineering, and/or Interdisciplinary Engineering (with a focus on Manufacturing Engineering).

As part of the process, students may also to participate in three paid co-ops with Autocam Medical during the summer of their first, second and third years.

The three student recipients are Michael Flickenger, Eric Braun and Zach Lobbestael.

Autocam Medical is a contract manufacturer of drill bits, drivers, taps, bone plates and screws.