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2/25/2016 | 1 MINUTE READ

Gleason Partners with College to Establish Doctoral Fellowship

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As part of the partnership with Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology, the company has donated $300,000 to the fellowship program.

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Gleason Corp. (Rochester, New York) and the Kate Gleason College of Engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) have announced the establishment of a doctoral fellowship program. The fellowships will be incorporated into RIT’s engineering Ph.D. program. Gleason has donated $300,000 in support of these fellowships.

Brian M. Perry, vice president of Rochester Operations at The Gleason Works, explains, “Gleason and RIT have enjoyed a mutually beneficial and highly-valued relationship for over 100 years. As Gleason celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2015, we felt it important to build on our success with RIT and establish these doctoral fellowships.”

Mr. Perry goes on to say that Gleason relies on the engineering talent that RIT develops. The company currently employs almost 100 RIT alumni in its Rochester, New York, plant.

“This fellowship program sponsors valuable research into advanced gear design and systems engineering that will benefit gear producers globally,” Mr. Perry says. “The needs for greater energy efficiency, improved noise characteristics, greater duty cycles and lower costs are key objectives within the research plans.”

According to the company, Gleason has a long and storied history of involvement and advancement in gear research and has established several R&D relationships with colleges and universities worldwide.


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