University of Michigan to host conference on reversing U.S. manufacturing declines
National business leaders, political officials and engineers will gather Thursday at the University of Michigan to discuss strategies for reversing the contraction in America’s manufacturing sector.
The one-day conference is organized by the National Academy of Engineering, which aims to assemble a list of potential solutions by this fall.
U-M mechanical engineering professor Sridhar Kota, assistant director for advanced manufacturing at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and U-M Vice President for Research Stephen Forrest will also speak.
The event will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday at Stamps Auditorium in the Walgreen Drama Center, which is located on the university’s North Campus. Here's registration information.