Spring 2014

Message from the President

We realize there is a need to look ahead and to plan a course for the future of the asbe Foundation; if we’re not mov- ing ahead, we are falling behind. A number of board members and friends of the Foundation volunteered to form a Futures Committee. As of this writing, we have met twice and identified some goals to accomplish in the coming months. A new and user friendly web presence, a strategy to engage younger members in the work of the Foundation, and expanded outreach to encourage students to consider design and engi- neering careers are…

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Fall 2013

President's Message

Much has been happening since my last report. The 60th Annual High School Design Challenge is on track to be one of the largest in recent years. This year’s Challenge is to design a grill that will fit into a given opening of a vehicle, or to style a badge for the vehicle. We hope that you will join us at our Annual Awards Dinner which will be held on March 20, 2014 when we will recognize the winning entries.  At this time, we are putting together a team of schools and business part- ners who will provide…

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Spring 2012

Plant Tours

Plant tours are back. We are happy to report that the asbe Foundation was instrumental in reinstituting plant tours for high school and college students. The Foundation is serving as a liaison between our high school and indus- try partners to arrange these tours and to de- velop teacher guides to maximize the tour’s educational value. The first six tours were hosted by the GM Truck Assembly Plant in Flint and by Nissan North America in Farmington. More tours are planned for the 2012-2013 school year. Dave Watters from Nis- san commented, “I was extremely pleased with the…

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Spring 2013

Message from the President

As president of the asbe Foundation, I am proud to be part of a team of volunteers who work to continue to expand our mission of service. This has been a year of growth for the Foundation. Our involvement continues to expand in activities that encourage student interest in design and engineering careers as well as helping current professionals in their careers. All of the activities reported in this Newsletter, and more, have been made possible by the financial support of other Foundations, our fundraising events, and most especially your donations. Your support is critical in…

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Fall 2012

Presidents Message

 The end of the year is a time to reflect on where we have come and where we need to go. Though small, the asbe Foundation has had many  accomplishments in the past year thanks to the dedicated work of our volunteer Board members and the generous support of our Friends. As  you will read in the Fall News- letter, we have been actively moving in new directions as we see needs arise, and we continue to keep ongoing  projects active and moving forward. But the past year has also seen some setbacks. Because of the econ- omy, we…

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