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Purdue and Chrysler Group Partner on Research and Education

Purdue University and automaker Chrysler Group are partnering in a program that will share research and development efforts and provide learning opportunities for Purdue students and Chrysler Group employees.

The agreement establishes seven initial Purdue research projects with $1.2 million in funding from Chrysler Group. The projects are designed to enhance the company's manufacturing processes. Also being developed are internship and co-op programs for Purdue students at Chrysler Group facilities in Kokomo and worldwide, and distance-education programs for the company's global employees.

Work on the Purdue-Chrysler partnership began almost two years ago, said Suresh Garimella, Purdue's chief global affairs officer. The partnership is an outgrowth of discussions that began during meetings of the Indiana Automotive Council. The council is part of Conexus Indiana, an organization devoted to growing the state's advanced manufacturing and logistics industries.

"This partnership is both broad in the range of projects and deep in the geographic spread of programs," Garimella said. "We're excited to see where this effort takes us."

For more information, http://www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2014/Q1/purdue,-chrysler-forge-partnership.html

Source: Purdue Today