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The Gene Haas Foundation has awarded Harrisburg University of Science and Technology’s Advanced Manufacturing (ADMA) Program a $15,000 grant to support scholarships and student competition teams.

The Gene Haas Foundation, established in 1999, by Gene Haas, founder and owner of Haas Automation, Inc., provides grants to the very best computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine training programs in the world to expand the availability of high-quality manufacturing technology workforce. Harrisburg University’s advanced manufacturing program is proud to be  recognized as a high-quality program. 

As a recipient of this grant, HU will provide scholarships to support ADMA students with tuition and tools as a gift from The Gene Haas Foundation.  Additionally, up to $2,500 of the grant will sponsor student competition teams that showcase HU students’ Manufacturing and CNC Machining Skills. 

“I was super excited to receive this grant award at HU because I know it will help our ADMA students tremendously. These funds will enable our students to receive small scholarship awards to help with tuition and small personal tool purchases as they continue to matriculate through the ADMA program while receiving top-notched hands-on training in CNC programming with our professors,” said ADMA Program Lead, Dr. Richard Pitts, Jr. “In addition, a portion of these funds will also assist our students with the sponsorship of future robotics and manufacturing competitions. I am delighted that HU was selected for the award!”

Advanced Manufacturing, also known as the “Digital Factory,” “Smart Factory” or “Industry 4.0,” is the application of digital technologies to the manufacturing process. The Gene Haas foundation is a supporter of advanced skills for an advanced workforce @genehaasfoundation.

HU’s Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Program includes the integration of technologies such as robotics, system integrations, Internet of Things (IoT), simulation, additive manufacturing, subtractive manufacturing, cloud computing, augmented reality (AR), big data, cybersecurity, digital twins, industrial networking, material testing and the mainstreaming of new processes.

For more information about HU’s B.S. in Advanced Manufacturing Program, please visit this link.


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