Students were invited to bring their resumes to UW-Madison’s Engineering Hall and interface with representatives of Foxconn’s various product categories. This comes several months after Foxconn announced it would invest $100 million in engineering and other programs at the university.
Alan Yeung said the partnership is focused on three things: education, research and outreach.
“For Wisconn Valley to come to fruition, we need a greater core of engineers, scientists… we also need liberal arts majors,” he said yesterday. “We need folks who can actually think critically, who can communicate and collaborate.”
He says Foxconn is most interested in two types of research: fundamental research that leads to intellectual property; and advanced product development and application research.
“Foxconn is also likely to take the lead to help drive some of those initiatives, and therefore we have to create a framework to make sure those projects and programs can happen,” Yeung said.
The two-day event continues today, with Foxconn reps stationed at Engineering Hall from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The company is looking to hire hundreds of workers in technology, business management, sales and marketing and other areas.
Watch a video of Yeung’s remarks: http://www.facebook.com/channel3000/videos/1951641158248463/UzpfSTE3MjkzMzIzNTcxODU2NjU6MTg1ODA4MjI5NzY0NDAwMw/
See more on the event, including photos from yesterday: http://news.wisc.edu/foxconn-days-showcase-technology-opportunities/