Student Tours Program

asbe Foundation Student Tours
2016 - 2017


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FANUC America Corporation
Rochester Hills, MI 48309

FANUC America offers the most complete range of industry-leading products and services for robotics, CNC systems, and factory automation solutions. FANUC is dedicated to increasing the competitiveness of North and South American manufacturers by creating opportunities to help maximize their efficiency, reliability, quality, and profitability. The focus for students will be a company and career overview of the robotics industry and a walking tour highlighting the use of robotics in multiple industries. Tours will be offered to high school and community college students in January and March, 2017. Tours will last approximately 90 minutes and will be conducted between 10:30 am and 1:00 pm.

Tours can be scheduled by contacting Paul Aiello at (248)377-7288 or at For additional information regarding FANUC see

General Dynamics, Land Systems Maneuver Collaboration Center (MC2)
Sterling Heights, MI

The MC2 Center is located within the General Dynamics Mound /17 Mile campus. Students will experience how gaming based simulation and design are currently used in the defense industry. Tours will be approximately 90 minutes in duration. A 10:30 am to 1:00 pm time frame has been suggested though this time frame is open to some variation. The number of students per tour is limited to 20 and instructors are encouraged to invite a counselor and building administrator to join the tour.

Please contact Adriana Apahidean, Engineering Specialist at the Center, or call her at 586-825-4683 to schedule a tour. The Center is also available for instructor tours.  For more about the Center see

Nissan Technical Center, North America (NTCNA)
Farmington Hills, MI

Nissan Technical Center North American (NTCNA) in Farmington Hills is Nissan’s main campus for Research & Development (R&D) in North America. The facility houses production engineering, research and testing, purchasing, quality and administration and employs more than 1,200. A guided tour of the NTCNA facility will provide both instructors and students insight into the R&D process to design, build, and the testing of vehicles. Nissan requests a maximum of 20 students for the tour. Tours are conducted on Wednesdays from 10:00am – 12:00pm.

To schedule a tour, please contact Sara Taggart directly at or call her at 1-248-488-4690. She, in turn, will provide a tour application and schedule the tour. For additional information about NTCNA see

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant
Detroit, MI

The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is the birthplace of the Ford Model T.  The Ford Piquette Avenue Plant is again open and evolving into a symbol of Detroit’s ability to invent, innovate, and rebound. Walk the plank floors worn smooth by hundreds of workers and thousands of cars. See Henry Ford’s competition, his early successes and false starts. The walking tour starts with an orientation of the facility and is followed by a description of each automobile, its history, innovations and progress in the evolution of the automobile in America.  Web-based information accessed with a smartphone helps to document the vehicle designs and features.  An instructors’ tour is being scheduled on Wednesday, November 2 2016.  

Student tours are available in late November and early spring on Wednesday through Friday.  Tours are available on a first-come, first-served basis and last approximately 90 minutes.  Tours can be scheduled by contacting Sara Schultz on (313)872-8759 extension 2 or at

Stahl Automotive Museum
Chesterfield, MI

This private museum has an amazing collection of automobiles that span the years from late 1800s to 1960s. The collection provides an excellent opportunity for students to trace the historical development of the automobile. The development of new materials, advances in styling, and engineering innovation are all evident in the evolution of the cars on display. Tours are approximately 90 minutes, limited to a maximum of 25 students, and are available on Monday or Wednesday-Friday. Recommended time for the tour is between the hours of 10 am to 1:00 pm. If there is a schedule conflict, a more suitable timeframe can be negotiated. This facility is also available for instructor tours and in-service.

Contact Terri Coppens at or 586-749-1078 to schedule a tour. For more about the Stahl Museum see


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Event Properties

Event Date 09/16/2017 10:00 am
Event End Date 12/31/2017 2:00 pm
Registration Start Date 11/07/2016 12:00 am


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