ArcelorMittal is a company increasingly recognized on campus as their partnership with Michigan Tech has grown and broadened since their first visit to Career Fair in 2007. With 100 million tons of annual production capacity and 260,000 employees across 60 countries, ArcelorMittal is the world’s leading steel and mining company. A leader in all major global steel markets, including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, ArcelorMittal also has leading research and development and technology, as well as sizable captive supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks. With an industrial presence in more than 20 countries spanning four continents, the company covers all of the key steel markets, from emerging to mature.
When company representative Joe Nowosad (’87 MSE) visited campus in the spring of 2007, he began a relationship which led to funding for Enterprise and equipment donations for an EET Senior Design team. As the partnership grew, the company offered leadership engagement through the Career Advisory Board and Materials Science Academic Advisory Board. Additional ArcelorMittal leaders Bill Lepak (’90 EE) and Ryan Hoagland (’98 EE) then joined the School of Technologies Academic Advisory Board in 2011. The same year, an ArcelorMittal Steel Display was set up in the VanPelt Library to raise awareness of the relationship between MTU and ArcelorMittal.
For 2012-13, the campus partnership has expanded yet again to include the Robotics and Blue Marble Security team. The continuing and growing engagement of ArcelorMittal in this exciting partnership has led to increased visibility and new talent for ArcelorMittal and the ability for Tech students to work on real-world, industry-sponsored projects, tour ArcelorMittal’s facilities, and gain employment with a top company. Sponsorship of programs like the Advanced Motorsports Enterprise and student organizations like the Society of Women Engineers provide critical funding on the academic side, and return brand identity, interest, and engineering results to companies like ArcelorMittal.