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GEODIS Logistics $150,000 gift will support experiential learning

GEODIS Logistics of Plainfield committed $150,000 to support experiential learning projects and to provide scholarships for the Operations and Supply Chain Management program through the creation of the ISU/GEODIS Logistics 4.0 Innovation Hub.

This partnership with GEODIS, a world leader in transport and logistics, brings higher education and industry together for teaching, workforce training and research. The purpose is to create convenient new opportunities for post-secondary education and, for people currently in the workforce, enhance skills and credentialing, the university said in a news release.

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This partnership will accelerate our momentum as we deliver on our mission to contribute to the education of our state’s workforce.
Dr. Deborah J. Curtis
ISU President

The Logisitics 4.0 Innovation Hub will lead the future in AI, ML, and the management of logistics companies.

It is expected that early next year, there will be a mini-prototype of a warehouse using robotics ready for student tours, research and teaching. “I’m here to say, this is just the beginning,” ISU President Deborah J. Curtis said. “We’re very excited.”

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It’s exciting to tie the abilities and opportunities we have at GEODIS with the skillset and teaching they have at ISU.
David Brooks
Senior Director of Operations, GEODIS