Inc. and Mouser
Electronics, Inc., two top global distributors for electronic
components and a part of the Berkshire Hathaway companies, today
announce a scholarship in partnership with the University of Texas at
Arlington College of Engineering. The scholarship will help support
students enrolled in the university’s Arnold E. Petsche Center for
Automotive Engineering who demonstrate academic achievement beyond the
This scholarship sponsorship supports both TTI’s and Mouser’s
long-standing mission of supporting the need for more young people to
pursue careers in science and engineering. It further demonstrates the
two company’s “pay-it-forward” philosophy by celebrating the
accomplishments of a future generation of design engineers.
UT Arlington’s Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering
promotes engineering education, innovation and entrepreneurship,
especially through its student participation in the Formula SAE®
(Society of Automotive Engineers) program, headed by Dr. Bob Woods.
Through the design, manufacture, and testing of real Formula SAE cars,
it teaches students to apply what they learn in the classroom into
real-world engineering know-how.
Since 1982, mechanical engineering professor Dr. Woods has led the UT
Arlington students in Formula SAE competitions against other
universities worldwide. The team’s track record is unmatched – eight
victories in the U.S. with more in the U.K., Australia, and Japan.
Recently, the team built a hybrid car that competed in the Formula
Hybrid contest at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Future plans for
this Formula SAE team include building a fully electric car in 2014.
“We’re pleased to sponsor a scholarship that will honor these
outstanding students who have not only excelled in the classroom, but
also have demonstrated a keen interest in engineering, research and
innovation gained through the UT Arlington formula racing program. This
scholarship is an investment in smart, capable students who will go on
to build successful engineering careers,” stated Glenn Smith, President
and CEO of Mouser Electronics.
“TTI and Mouser are proud to have our names associated with the new
Arnold E. Petsche Center for Automotive Engineering program at UT
Arlington and this group of remarkably sharp and ambitious young
people,” said Mike Morton, President, TTI Americas.
“This scholarship further emphasizes the close partnership between the
university, TTI and Mouser,” shared Dr. Woods. “From providing
electronic parts for our projects to mutual marketing efforts (we built
a demonstrator for their CES trade show), and employment opportunities
for our students, we hope this relationship will continue to grow and be
About TTI, Inc.
TTI, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a specialty distributor of
passive, interconnect, electromechanical and discrete semiconductor
components. TTI is the distributor of choice for industrial and consumer
electronics manufacturers worldwide. TTI’s extensive product line
includes: resistors, capacitors, connectors, potentiometers, trimmers,
magnetics, circuit protection, filters, electromechanical and discrete
semiconductor devices. TTI is recognized as the industry leader in
service and quality and provides a broad array of supply chain services
to its customer base. TTI, along with its subsidiary Mouser Electronics,
employs 3,800 with 100 locations throughout North America, Europe and
Asia. TTI’s previous acquisitions include Mouser Electronics, Sager
Electronics, Mateleco, France, Net-Aye, Israel, Campbell Collins, U.K.,
and NPCS Autotronics, China. For more information about TTI, visit www.ttiinc.com.
About Mouser Electronics
Mouser Electronics, a subsidiary of TTI, Inc., is part of Warren
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway family of companies. Mouser is an
award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component
distributor, focused on the rapid introduction of new products and
technologies to electronic design engineers and buyers. Mouser.com
features more than 3 million products online from more than 500
manufacturers. Mouser publishes multiple catalogs per year providing
designers with up-to-date data on the components now available for the
next generation of electronic devices. Mouser ships globally to over
375,000 customers in 170 countries from its 492,000 sq. ft.
state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information,
Mouser and Mouser Electronics are registered trademarks of Mouser
Electronics, Inc. All other products, logos, and company names mentioned
herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.
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