Smart Manufacturing for America's Revolutionizing Technological Transformation (SMARTT)


The SMARTT project was featured on the NSF-ATE Impacts website and is scheduled to be featured in the upcoming ATE Impacts book:

Proceedings of the Smart Manufacturing Workshops:

This project is funded by the National Science Foundation

(Award # 1801120)

Dr. Khalid Tantawi (Project Principal Investigator and project manager)

Mechatronics DepartmentMotlow State Community College, Smyrna, TN 37167

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Dr. Ismail Fidan (Co-PI)

Department of Manufacturing and Engineering TechnologyTennessee Technological University, Cokkeville, TN


Dr. Karen Birch (Co-PI)

Director of the Center of Next Generation ManufacturingTunxis Community College, Connecticut


Smart Manufacturing Workshops:

Workshop # 4

Workshop will be virtual and will take place on July 15th -22nd, 2021

Past workshops:

Workshop # 1:

Workshop was hosted by Tunxis Community College, Farmington, Connecticut.

Wokshop Date: May 28-29, 2019

Workshop # 2:

Workshop was hosted by Motlow State Community College- Smyrna Campus

Workshop Date: July 23-24, 2019

Workshop # 3:

Workshop will be hosted online

Wokshop Date: Thursday and Friday December 17-18th, 2020

(Each participant will receive a stipend of $400 upon completion of the workshop)

Workshop agenda can be found here