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DENSO Supports A&M Students' Racecar Effort

DENSO presentation to AAMU
September 17, 2019

Michigan Bound in 2020

The world’s second largest mobility supplier is assisting students at Alabama A&M University in their efforts to manufacture a racecar for a national competition scheduled in spring 2020.

Representatives from DENSO, a member of AAMU’s relaunched Business and Industry Cluster organization, presented a $40,000 check to President Andrew Hugine, Jr., for AAMU’s College of Engineering, Technology and Physical Sciences.  The money is for use in the design and construction of an SAE Formula Racecar.  DENSO was represented by Jack Helmboldt, president of DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.; Brian Crawford, DENSO recruiter and AAMU Cluster executive board member; and Melissa Smith, DENSO community affairs lead.

DENSO is a $48.1 billion international mobility supplier that builds advanced technology and pieces for almost every vehicle and model currently on the road.  It has 220 facilities throughout the world in some 35 countries that manufacture components that “change how the world moves.”

The annual Formula SAE competition held in Michigan in May judges entries based on costs, presentation, design, acceleration, skid pad, autocross, endurance and efficiency.

CAPTION:  With check (l-r): AAMU President Andrew Hugine, Jr.; DENSO community affairs lead Melissa Smith; and Jack Helmboldt, president of DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc.  Others (l-r): Dr. Archie Tucker, II, AAMU vice president for marketing, communication and advancement; Dr. Wing Chan, AAMU; Yvette Clayton, director, AAMU Career Development Services; Reba Trammell, AAMU director of development; Brian Crawford, DENSO recruiter; Dr. Zhengtao Deng, AAMU; and Kong Chan, AAMU.