Gleason Corporation 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 Ph.D. Engineering Program. Gleason has donated $300,000 in support of these fellowships.
Brian M. Perry, vice president of Rochester operations at The Gleason Works, said, "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. As a leader in the gear industry, Gleason relies on the strong engineering talent that RIT develops here in Rochester. We are proud that Gleason employs almost 100 RIT alumni in our Rochester plant. This fellowship program sponsors valuable research into advanced gear design and systems engineering that will benefit gear producers globally. Gears are used in a wide variety of products across hundreds of different applications. The needs for greater energy efficiency, improved noise characteristics, greater duty cycles and lower costs are key objectives within the research plans."