Campus Talks in China


University speaking platforms in China provide a way for Axalta's executives to share industry expertise with students and faculty. As an advocate for STEM education and environmental stewardship, one of the goals of the Campus Talk program is to encourage students to learn from practitioners to enrich their understanding and to build the connection between what they learn in the classroom and the reality of the industry.

“Technology has a critical impact on our world and our future. As Axalta continues to invest in technology and R&D to innovate in world-class facilities such as the new APTC, we are committed to investing in the education of our future leaders who will continue our legacy in innovation for the coating industry.”

-Dr. Barry Snyder, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer

For example, Axalta hosted its annual Campus Talk “Technology Drives A Brighter Future for Us” at its Asia Pacific Technology Center (APTC).

Some highlights of the event include:

  • More than 50 students and professors from East China University of Science and Technology, Hefei University of Technology, Shanghai Jiaotong, Shanghai University of Engineering Science, and Shanghai Tongji University, attended
  • Dr. Barry Synder, Axalta’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, shared Axalta’s vision for the coating industry and the central role innovation plays in product development, formulation technologies, color technology, applications and technical support 
  • Axalta announced its sponsorship for the Shanghai Tongji University Racing team (TJU racing team), a champion team for Formula SAE 2016

Read the full press release.