news center

Lawrence Tech hosts mechatronics exploration Oct. 1

Release Date: September 25, 2009

Southfield, Mich. - Lawrence Technological University will host Mechatronics Day Thursday, Oct. 1, from noon to 7 p.m. The event is free and open to engineering professionals, prospective students, parents, and the public.

The Mobile Mechatronics Laboratory from FESTO Inc. will be in Lawrence Tech's parking lot E, where visitors can participate in interactive workshops. Staffed with experts in the field of automation, the mobile lab displays energy efficient automation technology and services, as well as the latest advancements in the field of mechatronics that can improve equipment and operational performance and develop professional skills in mechatronic engineering.

For more information about the mobile lab, see (link).

Mechatronics is a relatively new field that combines precision mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering, as well as math and computer science, to design and enhance products, systems, and manufacturing processes. Mechatronic systems engineers combine mechanical, electric, and electronic subsystems in applications such as vehicles, major appliances and many other sophisticated products. 

In Lawrence Tech's mechatronic systems laboratory, rooms E103 and E105 in the Engineering Building, mechatronics equipment and software products used in the curricula, student projects and laboratory work will be demonstrated.

Visitors can also find out about:

  • Lawrence Tech's undergrad mechatronics curriculum within the mechanical engineering degree.
  • Lawrence Tech's master's degree in mechatronics systems engineering.
  • Student projects in mechatronics.
  • Scientific research and publications in the field.
  • Examples of collaboration with professional societies and universities abroad.
  • Work by Lawrence Tech faculty in research journals and technical books.

For more, contact Vladimir V. Vantsevich, professor and director of mechatronic systems engineering, (248) 204-2577, or visit this (link).

Lawrence Technological University,, offers nearly 100 undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech's 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.