Nordson Corporation publicly celebrated its sponsorship of the new Nordson Innovation Lab in the ViaSat Engineering Pavilion, California State University at San Marcos, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony this March. The CSUSM campus is located near Nordson Electronics Solutions facilities, where equipment used in electronics manufacturing is designed and built.
CSUSM’s focus on student success and social mobility for first-generation college students and a diverse student population is closely aligned with the goals of the Nordson Corporation Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the company. Nordson donated $100,000 in 2019 to help fund the renovation of an existing building.
“A big thank you to Nordson Corporation for partnering with California State San Marcos on helping our students achieve success,” says Ellen Neufeldt, CSUSM President. “Building engineering at CSUSM has been, from the start, about creating the very best program possible to help foster a diverse talent pipeline.”
“We look forward to seeing how it benefits engineering students from a wide range of backgrounds,” states Sara Vaz, community relations manager, Nordson. “And we are pleased to finally celebrate after such a long delay.”
The new lab’s opening had been planned for March 2020 but when the pandemic occurred, the ceremony was postponed. From August 2020 until June 2021, the space was used by San Diego County as a walk-up COVID-19 testing site.