Redefining the Classroom

Robotics expert inaugurates Entrepreneur-in-Residence lecture program

Posted: February 8th, 2013

Adil Shafi

ENTREPRENEUR-IN-RESIDENCE – Lake Superior State University's College of Business & Engineering launched a new Entrepreneur-in-Residence lecture program on Feb. 4-5 that featured speaker Adil Shafi, president of Advenovation Inc. of Rochester Hills. The company works with numerous businesses and institutions throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Japan. In his many years of involvement with the manufacturing automation industry, Shafi has worked with Chrysler’s Stow-n-Go mini-van program and the US Air Force F-35 fighter jet program, and he wrote specifications for some of the robotic fabrication processes for the heat shield for NASA’s Orion spacecraft, a candidate to replace the space shuttle. Shafi's four public sessions provided insights into 14 distinct topics that dealt with launching and growing a business from scratch. Run a Web search on "LSSU Engineering" to keep tabs on upcoming programs. (LSSU/John Shibley)

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CONTACTS: John Shibley, e-mail, 906-635-2314; Tom Pink, e-mail, 635-2315; David Finley, Dean of the College of Business and Engineering, e-mail, 635-2207.