ESTAT named 2023 Co-op Employer of the Year

ESTAT Actuation has hired 12 Pitt co-ops since the program’s inception and has provided great hands-on experience, project management, and leadership skills to our students in a real-world working environment. ESTAT Actuation builds electroadhesive clutches and brakes that are 10x lighter, 10x more compact, and 1000x more efficient than conventional clutch hardware. Their customers use these products to create robot designs that were previously infeasible in the mobile robotics, logistics robotics, wearable robotics, and manufacturing verticals.  

Congratulations to ESTAT as our 2023 Co-op Employer of the Year and thank you for your partnership with the Swanson School of Engineering and the Co-op program! 

Students in ESTAT tshirts giving them their award


Previous Employer of the Year awards include:

2000 United Parcel Service
2001 AK Steel
2002 Mine Safety Appliances Company
2003 H.B. Maynard
2004 American Bridge Corporation
2005 Dupont Chemical Solutions Enterprise
2006 Valspar
2007 Medrad
2008 FedEx Ground
2009 Advanced Integration Group, Inc.
2010 Vocollect, Inc.
2011 FirstEnergy Corporation
2012 Siemens Energy
2013 Eaton
2014 Westinghouse
2015 Robinson Fans, Inc. and ZOLL LifeVest
2016 Curtiss-Wright EMD
2017 Philips Healthcare
2018 Johnson & Johnson
2019 Emerson
2020 ZOLL
2021 ACES
2022 Mosebach Manufacturing