Nordson Corp. publicly celebrated its sponsorship of the new Nordson Innovation Lab in the ViaSat Engineering Pavilion, California State University at San Marcos (CSUSM), during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on March 11, 2022. The CSUSM campus is located near Nordson Electronics Solutions’ facilities, where equipment used in electronics manufacturing is designed and built.

Nordson reports that CSUSM’s focus on student success and social mobility for first-generation college students and a diverse student population are 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,” said 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.”

The new lab’s opening had been planned for March 2020 but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. From August 2020 until June 2021, the space was used by San Diego County as a walk-up COVID-19 testing site.

“We look forward to seeing how it benefits engineering students from a wide range of backgrounds,” said Sara Vaz, Nordson community relations manager.  “And we are pleased to finally celebrate after such a long delay.”

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