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Adaptive Learning Environment for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Geared towards the Energy Industry

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session I

Tagged Topics

Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

14

DOI

10.18260/p.26516

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https://peer.asee.org/26516

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55

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Bimal P. Nepal Texas A&M University

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Dr. Bimal Nepal is an Associate professor in the Industrial Distribution Program at Texas A&M University. His research interests include integration of supply chain management with new product development decisions, distributor service portfolio optimization, pricing optimization, supply chain risk analysis, lean and six sigma, and large scale optimization. He has authored 30 refereed articles in leading supply chain and operations management journals, and 35 peer reviewed conference proceedings articles in these areas. He has B.S. in ME, and both M.S. and Ph.D. in IE. He is a member of ASEE, INFORMS, and a senior member of IIE.

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Michael Johnson Texas A&M University

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Dr. Michael D. Johnson is an associate professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution at Texas A&M University. Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M, he was a senior product development engineer at the 3M Corporate Research Laboratory in St. Paul, Minnesota. He received his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and his S.M. and Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Johnson’s research focuses on design tools; specifically, the cost modeling and analysis of product development and manufacturing systems; computer-aided design methodology; and engineering education.

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Maria Antoun Henri Texas A&M University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-2418-4046

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Maria Henri is a doctoral student in Educational Psychology, at Texas A&M University, focusing on measurement and statistics. She graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a MS in psychology in 2015, where she taught undergraduate psychology courses. She worked as a data analyst on a variety of quantitative and qualitative projects that strived to improve education in San Antonio. Her interests include hierarchical linear modeling and structural equation modeling. Currently, she is Graduate Research Assistant at Texas A&M University, working on a project aimed to create a sustainable certificate program in high value manufacturing that provides multiple pathways for community college students and meets future workforce needs.

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Norma Perez Houston Community College

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Dr. Perez is currently the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor of Curriculum and Learning Initiatives at Houston Community College (HCC). She has served in various positions during her thirty years of service to HCC, such as Executive Dean, Dean of Health Sciences, and Director of Institutional Assessments. Dr. Perez was instrumental in working with faculty to create the first student success course for the Health Sciences students to impact the success rate of these students. Dr. Perez also worked with faculty and industry experts to create several new programs, such as Histologic Technician, Computed Tomography, Cardiovascular Technology, Massage Therapy, and Dental Hygiene. Most recently, she worked with faculty and industry experts to create the Insurance Associate/Specialist program to train students for the insurance business. Dr. Perez has had many successes during her tenure and is dedicated to making an impact for the success of all students at HCC.

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Madeline Burillo Houston Community College

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Dr. Burillo is the President of Houston Community College Southwest and oversees the Center of Excellence for Advanced Manufacturing. She has led the engagement of a highly engaged industry Advisory Committee. This center provides certificate associate degrees and customized training in Machining, CNC, PLC, Robotics, Electronics, Additive Manufacturing, Digital and 3D Manufacturing. Dr. Burillo holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and a Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership; She is highly recognized nationally as a leader and trailblazer in workforce development.

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Roberto Sanchez Houston Community College

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I was born in Lima-Peru and and moved to United States shortly after earning my Bachelor's of Science in Industrial Engineering at the University of Lima.
I worked for manufacturing companies serving the oil and gas industry since 1990 to 2010, year in which I joined the Manufacturing Engineering program at the Houston Community College.
I have been teaching since and it has been one of the most gratifying jobs I had in my life.

Roberto

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Abstract

This paper presents a project framework for the development of an adaptive learning environment to provide a wide range of students with the skills necessary to work in high value manufacturing (HVM) aimed at the energy industry. More specifically, it discusses a HVM certificate program being developed at Houston Community College (HCC) in collaboration with Texas A&M University (TAMU). The aim of the project is to create a sustainable certificate program in HVM that provides multiple pathways for community college students while meeting the critical workforce needs of a vital industry in Texas. The novelty of the certificate program includes innovative pedagogical methods, such as competency-based learning and skills need assessment and provision through online learning modules is presented; this allows students an adaptive and personalized education in this needed area. Upon completion of the certificate program, the community college students will have multiple pathways including: a) an A.S. at the Community College; b) transfer to four year institution; and c) return to industry to join the workforce. By incorporating a new co-educational paradigm between the community college and the university, as opposed to traditional articulation agreements, this project provides a novel pathway for community college students to transition to a four-year degree program. It also incorporates a new method for trying to ensure that community college students who matriculate to partner 4-year institutions receive reverse transfer credit for their associate degrees at their home community college. Furthermore, HVM modules are developed for high school students that are aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards.

Nepal, B. P., & Johnson, M., & Henri, M. A., & Perez, N., & Burillo, M., & Sanchez, R. (2016, June), Adaptive Learning Environment for High Value Manufacturing (HVM) Geared towards the Energy Industry Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26516

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