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Wayne State set to launch Center for Advanced Mobility

By David Schwartz
Published: August 12th, 2019

Wayne State University will launch its Center for Advanced Mobility this fall in partnership with the Michigan Mobility Institute, creating the ”world’s first holistic, advanced mobility curriculum.”

The center is an expansion of the College of Engineering’s cyber-physical systems programs, and will feature new degree and certificate programs in areas including autonomous driving, connectivity and smart infrastructure. The school is also creating a new Master of Science degree in Robotics for fall 2020.

Jessica Robinson, executive director of the Michigan Mobility Institute, says the new center will help students find work in the booming mobility industry after graduation.

“We conducted hours of additional interviews with start-ups and established industry professionals to map career paths and learning gaps. Employers are eager for mobility engineers who are comfortable with new approaches to problem solving and have hands on experience with the latest technology,” Robinson said.

The center is expected to be a boon for Detroit, notes Chris Thomas, president and co-founder of the Detroit Mobility Lab. “This announcement represents something of immense consequence: the creation of a world leading center for mobility in the heart of Detroit by institutions and leaders who call Detroit home,” Thomas said. “Graduates who hail from communities around the State of Michigan and around the world will begin their journey here in Detroit in this world-leading center of mobility excellence.”

Source: WXYZ

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