San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
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Aerospace Manufacturing Modules for Existing Manufacturing ProgramsFor several years the aerospace industry has been undergoing radical change driven bythe pressures caused by an aging workforce and a customer base that has been demandingdramatic increases in productivity. Retirements have and will continue to lead to valuablemanufacturing knowledge being lost during very critical times. In 2006, a team of facultyfrom four institutions received NSF funding to help address this problem through a bettereducated incoming workforce via aerospace centric manufacturing course modulesdesigned to be inserted into existing manufacturing courses. The modules developedover the three year life of this grant have been very well received and are currently beingused by several community colleges, a couple universities, and a couple aerospacecompanies.In 2010, the team received a second NSF grant to continue their work. The new projectwill largely focus on the development of a few more key modules, the enhancement ofseveral of the existing modules with defined laboratory exercises and kits and a publishedworkbook for use with the modules. This paper will provide background on the first NSFproject and describe the current and pending accomplishments with the most recentproject. Details will be presented on the project’s modular approach to aerospacemanufacturing education including: topic selection, module development, lab kitdevelopment, module implementation, and module dissemination.
Harriger, B. C., & Dubikovsky, S., & Lugo, E., & Gonzales, D., & Pringle, B. F., & Anderson, J. (2012, June), Aerospace Manufacturing Modules for Existing Manufacturing Programs Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/20900
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