Steven J. Harmon Scholarship
2011 Award Winner
A Graduate Student at the University of Michigan College of Engineering
Christopher W. Berry
Christopher W. Berry is a graduate student and research assistant at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. He received his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering in December 2010 from the University of Michigan College of Engineering. His past experience includes an engineering internship at John Deere, a research assistant for the University of Michigan and a manufacturing intern at Die-Tech and Engineering Wyoming, MI.
Berry’s plan is to pursue a career in manufacturing engineering and die casting. He was exposed to the die casting industry very early through his parent's careers, and learned a great deal about industry-specific practices and sciences before attending college. Through his experiences at the University of Michigan, John Deere, and Die-Tech and Engineering, he feels he has gained an appreciation for the societal impact of manufacturing, and has become increasingly interested in the science and technology involved with the industry. Berry’s involvement with the Integrated Manufacturing Systems laboratory at UM has provided him with access to interesting research, discussions, and presentations regarding the advancement on manufacturing technologies and methodologies. His continued interest in these areas adds to his belief that he will find a career in manufacturing both fulfilling and exciting.