The Molex Lab, which includes 28 student work stations, will support the full spectrum of hands-on learning for engineering students, from the use of electronic test equipment, to advanced work with high speed signaling, EMC, power management and controls. Students will have access to cutting-edge equipment within the lab, which will enable them to work on high performance automation systems and robotics.
“We are thrilled to support North Central College in developing a unique learning experience for their students,” said Joe Nelligan, chief executive officer, Molex. “We expect our investment will give students opportunities for hands-on learning and exploration, and help them pursue their passion in engineering and technology.”
The Molex Advanced Electronics Lab is located in North Central’s state-of-the-art, 125,000-square-foot Dr. Myron Wentz Science Center, which opened its doors in 2017. The Wentz Science Center is among the top facilities in the Midwest for STEM education and includes 18 teaching labs, 16 research labs, 15 seminar/classrooms, a lecture hall and 53 faculty offices.