As the world's second largest mobility supplier and a leading supplier of advanced automotive technology, systems, and components for the world's major automakers, DENSO believes they have a responsibility and distinct honor to advance skills and education in engineering and technology in the automotive industry.
DENSO has donated to Tennessee Tech for more than 15 years and has supported many Capstone Design projects during that time. DENSO feels passionate about supporting student groups such as the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), as well as the Baja Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and Formula teams. Students involved in these groups gain valuable real-world experiences and learn tangible skills to enhance their careers.
"We share the same goals and mission as Tennessee Tech," said Chuntao Ye, DENSO Senior Vice President and TTU graduate. "We have hired many talented individuals from Tennessee Tech who came to us with a skill set and passion for the automotive manufacturing environment."
A large number of Tennessee Tech alumni work for DENSO, both at the Athens, Tennessee and Maryville, Tennessee locations, as well as in DENSO offices across the globe.
"Tennessee Tech students receive a diverse education taught in a hands-on environment," Ye added. "Their well-rounded education, proven ability to succeed, and passion for the industry enable TTU graduates to fit well within DENSO's culture and working environment. Our relationship with Tennessee Tech has been instrumental in providing quality associates in diverse areas across the workforce."