• Oversight

    The Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) is an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) resource center funded by the National Science Foundation. All ATE centers are led by a Principal Investigator and in some cases, one or more Co-Principal Investigators. Because the CAAT is a collaboration between Macomb Community College (MCC), Wayne State University (WSU), and the Macomb Intermediate School District (MISD), its leadership team consists of the following PIs and Co-PIs from the participating educational institutions:

    Don Hutchison Ben Cruz Gene Liao Shannon Williams

    Macomb Community College:

    • Don Hutchison (PI)
    • Ben Cruz (Co-PI)

    Wayne State University:

    • Gene Liao (Co-PI)

    Macomb Intermediate School District:

    • Shannon Williams (Co-PI)

    The PI has primary responsibility for achieving the technical success of the project, while also complying with the financial and administrative policies and regulations associated with the award. The PI’s responsibility may be divided into two related but different sets of activities: those activities involved with the management of the work of the project and responsible spending of project funds. The PI and Co-PIs meet at least quarterly to review and discuss the Center’s strategic plan, including activities and spending, along with progress to the plan, any new opportunities and/or changes to keep the plan on track.