The University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering recently unveiled a cutting-edge laboratory donated by the Omron Foundation, the charitable arm of automation solutions provider Omron in the United States. Designed for electrical and computer engineering students, the lab includes advanced technologies and equipment donated by Omron.
At the lab’s opening ceremony, UH faculty and Omron representatives looked at a variety of senior capstone projects, including a sorting robot and a mobile robotic billboard. The lab contains an area dedicated to senior design projects, which provides design experience.
Omron Foundation has been supporting the Cullen College’s electrical and computer engineering students since 2010, when it established the Omron Scholarship in electrical engineering and sponsored a team of students applying their engineering knowledge to industry problems in the Capstone Design course. Omron also provides one-on-one mentoring to UH engineering students.
"We want to bring the skills they have learned in school into the manufacturing sector,” says Omron Automation Americas president, CEO and COO Robb Black. "It’s a great way for students to learn real-world technology and apply it once they leave.”