Mission & Vision

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Mission Statement

The John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center will provide hands-on, interdisciplinary learning opportunities in a factory environment and collaborate with industry to:



Modernize traditional manufacturing technologies.


Advance and create new high-efficiency, state-of-the-art materials and technologies.


Address the skills gap in US manufacturing.


Serve as a conduit for students and industry to the next-generation of manufacturing technologies.


Through partnerships with industry, the center will be world-class in advanced manufacturing education, research and innovation.