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LU and Emerson establish MOU

Lamar University is pleased to announce a memorandum of understanding with Emerson, a global technology and engineering leader, to ensure the College of Engineering prepares its students with the latest digital transformation technologies and advanced process automation, instrumentation and control equipment now
Emerson MOU
Joe Herink, Brian Craig, Jim Nyquist, Ken Evans, Peter Mondello, Glen Edgerly 
and in the future.

As part of LU’s innovative, leading-edge instruction, curriculum and research, the University will provide engineering students, faculty and working professionals access to labs that include Emerson automation systems and technologies. Additionally, LU will develop applicable curriculum to fully integrate the equipment. 

“Lamar University’s engineering is renowned for supplying the workforce with job-ready candidates who make a difference day one of employment,” said Kenneth Evans, president of Lamar University. “Relationships with engineering leaders, like Emerson, contribute significantly to the success of our program and the leadership capabilities of our graduates working in Southeast Texas and around the world.”

“The Lamar University and Emerson partnership will provide the most advanced process automation equipment currently available, enabling LU to provide our students with a vastly improved classroom experience and provide our faculty with research capabilities that will impact the work we do for the petrochemical industry, liquid and gas marine terminals and in our newest endeavor, the midstream space,” said Brian Craig, LU’s dean of engineering.

In addition to contributing $200,000 to Lamar University’s Foundation in 2018, Emerson will provide LU with two Performance Learning Platforms – fully instrumented and operable process skids that provide hands-on training – and TerminalManager™ software teaching students how the industry manages the entire terminal business process. In addition, Scallon Controls, Emerson’s Impact Partner, will also provide LU with access to four DeltaV™ distributed control system process trainer panels – allowing students to learn control system fundamentals in a safe and controlled environment – as well as lifecycle services and support for all LU’s engineering labs that host Emerson equipment. Emerson will also provide training materials relating to Emerson products and provide guest speakers on the LU campus as needed.

“The Gulf Coast is seeing a massive petrochemical investment during the next decade. These advanced operations will require a skilled, digital workforce,” said Jim Nyquist, group president of Emerson’s systems and solutions business. “By putting Emerson’s latest technologies, training and industry experts in Lamar University’s classrooms, we’re preparing the students to lead petrochemical operations today and in the future.”