Amerikam/Ferris State University Engineering Project 2022 – Celebrating a 50 Year Legacy of Learning
Posted on March 10, 2022
2022 marks 50 years of collaboration in education between Amerikam and Ferris State University.
The Amerikam-Ferris Project tests students’ knowledge by assigning each team an Amerikam product. Teams analyze ways to manufacture the product, from design and tooling to equipment. Students then develop costs and sale prices for products. After weeks of hard work, each team presents their solutions to Amerikam managers and engineers and Ferris faculty. During the visit to Amerikam and at the conclusion of the presentations, managers and engineers lead students on a tour of the manufacturing facilities, lending insight into Amerikam’s production processes. Students also have opportunities to speak with representatives from the company’s purchasing, human resources, and quality assurance departments.
The 50th annual project has officially been kicked off and students are busy preparing to present their work at Amerikam on April 27th.