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Aligning "Making" with Manufacturing Technology Education

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

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June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015





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Additive Manufacturing Practices

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26.167.1 - 26.167.7



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Marilyn Barger FLATE: Florida Advanced Technological Education Center of Excellence

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Dr. Marilyn Barger is the Principal Investigator and Executive Director of FLATE, the Florida Regional Center of Excellence for Advanced Technological Education, funded by the National Science Foundation and housed at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, Florida since 2004. FLATE serves the state of Florida as its region and is involved in outreach and recruitment of students into technical career pathways; has produced award winning curriculum design and reform for secondary and post-secondary Career and Technical Education programs; and provides a variety of professional development for SETM and technology secondary and post-secondary educators focused on advanced technologies. She earned a B.A. in Chemistry at Agnes Scott College and both a B.S. in Engineering Science and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering (Environmental) from the University of South Florida, where her research focused on membrane separation science and technologies for water purification. She has over 20 years of experience in developing curricula for engineering and engineering technology for elementary, middle, high school, and post secondary institutions, including colleges of engineering. Dr. Barger has presented at many national conferences including American Association of Engineering Education, National Career Pathways Network, High Impact Technology Exchange, ACTE Vision, League of Innovation and others. Dr. Barger serves on several national panels and advisory boards for technical programs, curriculum and workforce initiatives, including the National Association of Manufacturers Educators‘Council. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education, a member of Tau Beta Pi and Epsilon Pi Tau honor societies. She is a charter member of both the National Academy and the University of South Florida‘s Academy of Inventors. Dr. Barger holds a licensed patent and is a licensed Professional Engineer in Florida.

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Richard Gilbert University of South Florida

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James Janisse Fox Valley Technical College

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The  Emerging  Technologies  and  Technicians  Workshop  gave  participants  an  exposure  to  and  experiences  with  Next  Generation  Manufacturing  (NGM),  Rapid  Prototyping  (RP)  and  Digital  Fabrication  (“Fab  Lab”)  development  and  processes.  Participants  became  familiar  with  these  processes  through  an  advanced  project  based  learning  activity.  The  host  faculty  facilitated  the  hands-­‐on  activities.  Discussions  and  presentations  about  the  implementation  of  and  the  subsequent  role  of  FAB  LABS  for  college  economic  development  and  academic  programs  was  part  of  the  workshop  as  well  an  industry  tour.    The  participants  became  familiar  with  the  manufacturing  processes  steps  using  Project  Based  Learning.    The  Rapid  Prototyping  process  include  the  manufacturing  steps  of  (1)  Reverse  Engineering  of  an  assembly  from  which  the  design  is  made;  (2)  Additive  and  Subtraction  Manufacturing;  (4)  Machining  and/or  reshaping  of  the  materials;  and  (5)  tests  and  checks  for  quality  assurance  during  and  after  the  processes.    Planning  the  production  process  prior  to  manufacturing  and  modifications  to  the  product  ensured  success.      This  paper  and  poster  will  outline  the  workshop  activities  and  share  the  resulting  fabricated  products.  It  will  also  provide  a  summary  of  curriculum  and  economic  development  alignment  discussions.    

Barger, M., & Gilbert, R., & Janisse, J. (2015, June), Aligning "Making" with Manufacturing Technology Education Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23506

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