General Motors week begins Oct. 3 at UMR

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On September 27, 2006

Using the theme, “Love What You Do,” representatives from General Motors will come to the University of Missouri-Rolla Oct. 3 to kick-off the company’s week-long recruiting effort to find highly talented students.

Ronald Wiegand, lead vehicle architect in GM’s Hybrid Controls Systems Group, will begin the week by presenting “Hybrid Vehicle Controls Integration” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Room G-3 of Schrenk Hall. Seating will begin at 3:30 p.m.

Wiegand will provide an overview of the complexity of integrating a hybrid powertrain in a vehicle. The hour-long talk will highlight the range of technical skills necessary to specify, design, develop and test complex hybrid systems and provide an opportunity for Wiegand to answer questions from the audience.

Several UMR alumni will also lead discussions Tuesday evening. UMR electrical engineering graduate Dale Morse, engineering group manager in GM’s Vehicle Systems-Interior, will present excepts from “Technical Research Challenges Facing the Automotive Industry” at 6 p.m. in Room 204 of McNutt Hall. This seminar was originally presented at an American Society of Mechanical Engineers conference by fellow UMR electrical engineering graduate Bob Kruse, executive director of GM’s Vehicle Integration and Performance. A Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid will be displayed.

Mark Stielow, a mechanical engineering graduate of UMR, will present “GM High Performance Vehicle Operations Hot Rod Solstice Development” at 6 p.m. in Room G-3 of Schrenk Hall. The Hot Rod Solstice will be displayed.

UMR alumni Stacy Ray, a mechanical engineering graduate, and Terry McCloud, an electrical engineering graduate, will present “From Engineering Student to Engineer – Bridging the Gap” at 6 p.m. in the Southwestern Bell Cultural Center.

Delilah Koch, a UMR engineering management graduate, will lead two student presentations, “Summer Internship in Manufacturing – Shreveport” and “Summer Internship with Powertrain – Ypsilanti,” at 6:30 p.m. in Room 120 of Butler-Carlton Civil Engineering Building.

GM recruiters will review resumes and discuss available positions from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 4, in front of the Havener Center. All students who plan to present resumes are asked to register with the UMR Career Opportunities Center at 573-341-4343.

During this time frame, several new GM products will be on display, including the Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid, Saturn Sky Red Line turbo, Chevrolet Corvette, Chevrolet Cobalt, Hot Rod Solstice and Pontiac G6.

Joseph Donndelinger, staff researcher in GM’s Customer Driven Quality Group, will wrap up the week by presenting “How to Prepare for an Interview” at noon Thursday, Oct. 5. Donndelinger will discuss how to prepare for interviews and provide tips on what employers look for at both the interview and on resumes. All students who plan to attend this talk are asked to contact the UMR Career Opportunities Center at 573-341-4343.

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