LTU to host global smart mobility, vehicle electrification conference 

SOUTHFIELD—This week, Lawrence Technological University will host the International Conference on Smart Mobility and Vehicle Electrification of the Industrial Engineering and Operations Management Society International. The event runs from Tuesday, Oct. 10 to Thursday, Oct. 12 on LTU’s Southfield campus.

The conference will provide a forum for professionals, academics, and researchers to exchange the latest developments in the fields of vehicle electrification and smart mobility.

“Lawrence Tech is proud to host this prestigious worldwide event that further demonstrates the university’s global leadership in industrial engineering,” LTU President Tarek M. Sobh said.

Speakers include EV and smart mobility experts from automakers Ford, General Motors, Stellantis, and Toyota, and major auto suppliers ZF Group, Valeo, Autoliv, Harman International, and Forvia Faurecia. Academics from the Canada, India, Mexico, Namibia, Peru, South Africa, and the United States will also be among the presenters. Sobh will provide an opening keynote speech at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

During the three-day event, panel discussion topics will include various quality improvement methodologies in manufacturing and healthcare, the latest techniques in manufacturing, and diversity and inclusion. There will also be a computer-aided engineering workshop and special activities for students, including undergraduate and graduate research competitions and a high school STEM competition. Participants can also attend tours of The Henry Ford and Ford’s Rouge plant, as well as LTU’s engineering laboratories.

Lawrence Technological University is one of only 13 private, technological, comprehensive doctoral universities in the United States. Located in Southfield, Mich., LTU was founded in 1932 and offers more than 100 programs through its Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Business and Information Technology, Engineering, and Health Sciences, as well as Specs@LTU as part of its growing Center for Professional Development. PayScale lists Lawrence Tech among the nation’s top 11 percent of universities for alumni salaries. Forbes and The Wall Street Journal rank LTU among the nation’s top 10 percent. U.S. News and World Report list it in the top tier of the best Midwest colleges. Students benefit from small class sizes and a real-world, hands-on, “theory and practice” education with an emphasis on leadership. Activities on Lawrence Tech’s 107-acre campus include more than 60 student organizations and NAIA varsity sports.

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