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2nd Manufacturing Education Forum

Second Manufacturing Education Leadership Forum: Moving Forward

13th to 15th of November 2008 at Farmingdale State College - SUNY 2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, New York 11735-1021 Phone: (631) 420-2310


[edit] Overview

The initial Manufacturing Education Leadership Forum sponsored by the SME Manufacturing Education & Research Community was held on June 26-27, 2008 at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA. A diverse, invited group from academia, industry, and government met to assess needs for continuing development, upgrading, and updating of manu­facturing education programs.

In light of numerous messages indicating the importance of Bio- and Nano- and Electronics- in the future of manufacturing, this second forum will engage industry and manufacturing educators to discuss how those technologies can be integrated within manufacturing educa­tion programs and continuing education offerings.

Industry professionals with significant experience in the implementation of these technologies in a manufacturing environment will describe the pertinent critical skills and knowledge needed by current, new, and future employees across the educational spectrum.

In addition, participants will hear an overview of the work product from the Forum in Pittsburgh related to updating the highly used documents Curricula 2000 and Curricula 2002 that were produced from earlier con­ferences. Working groups will propose updates with special attention to the inclusion of Bio-, Nano-, and Electronics- technologies in undergrad­uate programs.

Optional pre-forum workshops will be held on Thursday afternoon for those who choose to arrive early. One track will be on the fundamentals of nanotechnology and its application to a wide spectrum of manufac­turing processes and products, including biotechnology and electronics. The second track will present the concepts and application of dental and biomedical manufacturing including a tour of a dental manufacturing facility.

Additional features of this forum are:

  • Leaders of manufacturing education programs will meet to discuss issues of common concern
  • Working group on novel forms of pedagogy, instructional meth­ods, and program delivery
  • Working group on outreach to K-12 education, enhancing aware­ness of career opportunities in manufacturing, and recruiting quali­fied people for the profession.
  • Ample time for networking among participants.
  • Time for planning a larger, open-invitation conference to be held in 2009.

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[edit] Program

Date Time Session Place Speaker Leader/Introduction Notes
Thurs 1-2pm Early Registration

Bus from Hotels to Lupton Hall 1:30pm

2-5pm Workshops

These are optional events to educate attendees on the concepts in nanotechnology and dental manufacturing. Practicing professionals from industry will present the concepts in and the application of nanotechnology and dental manufacturing.

Tihamer Toth – Fejel, General Dynamics Serdar Elgun, Farmingdale State College - SUNY

Dental Manufacturing (with tour)
Lenny Marotta, MDS Dental Manufacturing Kamal Shahrabi, Farmingdale State College - SUNY (Transportation to off-site tour provided)

5-6pm Arrival and Registration Lupton Hall

Bus from Hotels to Lupton Hall 5:30pm

6-10pm Dinner, Keynote Address, and Networking

V. Raju

Beverly Kahn, Farmingdale State College - SUNY

Michael Postek, NIST
The address will present the challenges faced in the development of the necessary instrumentation, metrology, and standards for micro and nano manufacturing that is scaleable, controllable, predictable, and repeatable to meet market needs. Measurements, Instrumentation and Standards for Nanotechnology
Fri 8-9am Session 1 - Opening

David Wells and V. Raju

W. Hubert Keen, President, Farmingdale State College - SUNY
Welcome by the host

Robert Mott, University of Dayton
A Review of the RMU Forum (PPT)

V. Raju, Farmingdale State College - SUNY
Forum Objectives and Outcomes

9-10am Session 2 - Biotechnology and Manufacturing

Steve Wendel and V. Raju The speakers will present the skills and the competencies needed for the future of bio-manufacturing industry. They will also discuss the issues from a global manufacturing perspective.

Bill Tacon, BioOhio

Sonia Wallman, Northeast Biomanufacturing Center and Collaborative, Green Bay Community College

10am-noon Session 3 - Strategies Working Groups

Mark Stratton This two hour session will be used to review the results from the Pittsburgh Forum and make final editorial changes to the Curriculum 2015 Document. The outcome of each breakout group will be an accepted chapter, suggested changes, or major revisions. Session Chairs should update the notes to include agenda items to guide the discussions and keep them on time.

3a. Creating The Future Through Research

Scott Smith and Tom Roslak Curriculum 2015 Chapter, notes_3a

3b. Innovation in Education

Henry Kraebber Curriculum 2015 Chapter, notes_3b

3c. K-12 Recruiting and Outreach

Steve Wendel and Winston Erevelles Curriculum 2015 Chapter, notes_3c

3d. 2 Year Program Issues and Recommendations

Marshall Gartenlaub and Karen Birch Curriculum 2015 Chapter, notes_3d

3e. 4 Year Program Issues and Recommendations

Robert Mott, and Rich Rothaupt Curriculum 2015 Chapter, notes_3e

3f. Graduate Program Issues and Recommendations

David Wells and Ron Bennett Curriculum 2015 Chapter, notes_3f

3g. The Role of Education in Preparing For Our Future in Manufacturing

Steve Coe and V. Raju Curriculum 2015 Chapter, notes_3g

noon-1:20pm Lunch and Energy-Manufacturing

David Wells

George Hazelrigg, National Science Foundation

1:20-2pm Networking

2-3pm Session 4 - Nano-Manufacturing

V. Raju and B. Mott Skills and Competencies for nano manufacturing - The speakers will identify and discuss the skills and competencies needed for nanomanufacturing. Workforce needs will be presented from the perspectives of products, processes, measurement, and applications.

Papu Maniar, Motorola

Tihamer Toth-Fejel, General Dynamics

3-4pm Session 5 - Electronics-Manufacturing

V. Raju The current and future workforce needs in the global electronics manufacturing industry will be presented. Competency requirements from all segments of electronics manufacturing will be discussed.

Alan Rae, Nanodynamics

Tom Zanatta, Motorola

S.M. Ramkumar, RIT

4-6pm Session 6 - Advanced Curriculum Working Group Sessions

These sessions will allow people to join a group to discuss various bodies of knowledge fundamental to manufacturing education. These will eventually be captured in a document as a set of competencies that can be taught. Each of the groups is expected to capture the discussions in a form that can be used by educators when designing courses and programs. Session Chairs should update the notes to include agenda items to guide the discussions and keep them on time.

6a. Medical (Bio) Manufacturing

J. Parthasarathy and Len Marotta notes_6a

6b. Nanotechnologies

V. Raju notes_6b

6c. Electronics

Tom Zanatta and S.M. Ramkumar notes_6c

6d. Manufacturing Decision Making

Ali Abbas and Tony Schmitz notes_6d

6e. Integrating Lean Manufacturing into the Manufacturing Curriculum

Emory Zimmer notes_6e

6f. Pre-College Programs

Karen Birch notes_6f

6g. Business and Leadership Skills

Val Hawks and Ron Bennett notes_6g

6h. Green, Sustainable, and Energy Topics

Serdar Elgun and Gary Conkol notes_6h

6i. Product Engineering

John Farris and David Wells notes_6i

6j. Systems and Orgranizational Engineering

Steve Coe notes_6j

6-7pm Session 7 - Dinner

David Wells

Keith Gardiner
speaker_notes_7 Globalization Vision paper
Sat 8-11am Session 8 - Curriculum Working Groups

M. Stratton This session will complement session 6 by allowing an examination of larger issues beyond course content. Each session is expected to produce methods, objectives and goals that can used to move forward. The groups will reconvene at 10:30am to share their results. Session Chairs should update the notes to include agenda items to guide the discussions and keep them on time.

8a. Pedagogy and Education, 8e. Definition of the discipline - what is manufacturing education becoming? 8f. Hands-on education - labs, co-ops, and more

Val Hawks, Hank Kraebber, Bob English, David Wells, M. Ramkumar notes_8a

8b. The Pipeline, Recruiting, K-12, and Other Outreach Efforts

Bob Mott notes_8b

8c. Working with professional groups - SME, ASME, IEEE, ETC.

Scott Smith and Mark Stratton notes_8c

8d. Globalization

Serdar Elgun notes_8d

8e. Definition of the discipline - what is manufacturing education becoming?

Bob English and David Wells notes_8e Note: combined with session a)

8f. Hands-on education - labs, co-ops, and more

M. Ramkumar notes_8f

8g. Accreditation, Certification, Credentials, and Licenses

Hulas King and Ron Bennett notes_8g

11am-noon Session 9 - Conference Planning Session

Robert Mott A conference will be held in 2009 to expand the mission of manufacturing education. This session will focus on planning for this event.

noon-1pm Lunch and conference conclusion for regular participants

1-6pm SME Accreditation Committee Member Meeting