SAGINAW, Mich. – August 7, 2019 – Nexteer Automotive, a global leader in intuitive motion control, held its 9th annual EPS driven racing event for more than 100 of the Company’s summer interns and co-ops as the culmination of their summer projects.
Eight student teams were provided each with an electric power steering (EPS) motor, a car battery and a $300 budget to develop their go-kart. The go-karts and teams were judged by a panel of Nexteer executives on originality, racing performance and innovative use of scrap material from Nexteer’s Saginaw production facilities.
“EPS Driven is a highlight of the summer for our Nexteer interns and co-ops. Our Nexteer student employees enjoy the fun, competitive opportunity to gain real life design experience while bonding with their peers,” said Nik von Matt, R&D Manager for Product Engineering, Nexteer Automotive.
“Nexteer student employees experience design challenges, project management, meeting deadlines and working together as cross functional teams as part of this collaborative event,” continued von Matt. “Through EPS Driven, Nexteer creates a unique experience that student employees remember fondly, encourages them to explore future opportunities at the Company and that helps attract students to Nexteer.”
Nexteer’s Commitment to STEM
Nexteer is committed to enhancing technical and economic education by supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) opportunities through Company events like EPS Driven, as well as through event sponsorships, charitable giving and scholarships for students pursuing college degrees in STEM or business fields.
Across the globe, Nexteer sponsors robotics teams, competitions and other STEM-based extracurricular opportunities for students in its local communities. Through these activities, Nexteer focuses on its commitment to enhancing interest in STEM for students of all ages and encouraging students to explore higher education and job opportunities in various STEM fields.