Mitutoyo, a manufacturer of precision measuring instruments, showed its continued support of NIU’s engineering technology programs with a recent visit to campus on Monday, Sept. 11.
Over the past 12 years, Mitutoyo has been an ardent supporter of the Department of Technology, providing the department with nearly $1 million in advanced measurement tools, plus support for the Mitutoyo Metrology Laboratory, where students learn to apply metrology in manufacturing.
In 2016, Mitutoyo provided each student in the TECH 262 course a new caliper, micrometer and ruler for use in their coursework and in their professional life after graduation. On their most recent visit to the Mitutoyo Metrology Lab in Still Hall, Mitutoyo America President Matt Dye and General Manager of Corporate Metrology Jim Salsbury presented this year’s TECH 262 students with their own tools.
“The support provided by Mitutoyo helps our students develop measurement skills in class and in various independent and industry projects,” department Chair Cliff Mirman said.