Alcorn State University student and Nissan employee Jason Derryberry recently brokered a partnership between the automotive giant and the Lorman, MS HBCU in benefit to the university’s automation technology program. The maintenance supervisor spurred the idea of donating machinery to the university, resulting in the recent gift of two robots to the ASU robotics lab.
The robots will be used in programming training and development scenarios for undergraduate students.
“These two robots will give our students firsthand experience with the kind of technology used in Canton and other modern manufacturing facilities,” says Dr. Kwabena Agyepong, chair of the Department of Advanced Technologies. “With this gift, Nissan is strengthening its partnership with Alcorn. The Department of Advanced Technologies thanks Nissan for supporting Alcorn’s mission of providing world-class curricula and training designed to prepare superior practitioners, managers and leaders in the field of Robotics and Automation Technology.”