Novelis endows scholarship to benefit engineering student

Novelis ScholarshipOn July 28, Dr. Graeme Marshall (left in photo), director of the Novelis Global Research and Technology Center (NGRTC), met with Dr. Thomas Currin, dean of the Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology at Kennesaw State University, to formalize the commitment from Novelis to endow a scholarship for the benefit of a student majoring in either mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering technology or mechatronics. Novelis desires to provide an opportunity in the form of an endowed scholarship to offset the cost of tuition to an outstanding, full-time student at the junior or senior level. In addition to the financial support, the selected student will have the opportunity to interact with Novelis engineers and leaders at the NGRTC. 

According to its website, Kennesaw-based Novelis is the world leader in rolled aluminum products, delivering unique solutions for the most demanding global applications, such as beverage cans, automobiles, architecture and consumer electronics. The Novelis brand is defined by its unique material advantage, customer-focused innovation and unparalleled commitment to sustainability.

The NGRTC, led by Marshall, celebrated its fourth anniversary in June. It is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to aluminum innovation and customer service that has grown its employee base from 24 to nearly 150 since its opening. Originally a warehouse and distribution center, Novelis has transformed the NGRTC into an aluminum innovation laboratory with capabilities only found within its four walls, including a fully functioning beverage can pilot line and an Automotive Pre-Treatment Pilot Line, which is used to test new alloys and pre-treatments for automotive customers.