June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
NSF Grantees Poster Session
The Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing is a Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Site hosted at Wayne State University. The site offers unique summer undergraduate research experiences in the challenging field of sustainable manufacturing to local and national undergraduate students from two and four-year institutions. The objective of the program is to introduce undergraduate students to the forefront of sustainable manufacturing research and to provide students with the skills and pathways to pursue advanced degrees or careers in sustainable manufacturing. The intensive, ten-week summer research and professional development experience hosts ten students per summer. NSF national priority areas such as advanced manufacturing and sustainability are addressed by the undergraduate research thrust areas. Research project thrust areas include: 1) nano-coating and lightweight materials and manufacturing, 2) energy storage materials, batteries, and inversion devices, 3) remanufacturing and sustainability assessment, and 4) chemical-energy-water nexus. In addition to faculty mentor led research projects, the program offers other learning activities such as; research skill development seminars, local manufacturing plant visits, tutorials on the fundamentals of sustainable engineering, and an end-of-summer research poster symposium. The first group of students was hosted at Wayne State in summer 2016 with funding for two more groups in summer 2017 and 2018. In this poster, we present the 2016 group of undergraduate researchers and the results from recruitment activities, research projects, and surveys from the first year of the Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing. Student recruitment was carried out nationwide and resulted in a diverse group of undergraduate researchers. Participant research activities culminated in an end-of-summer poster symposium and a final undergraduate research paper. Site evaluation was carried out with a student survey requesting participants to comment on the relevance of the program activities and each student’s undergraduate research experience was evaluated with SURE surveys from Grinnell College. The results of the evaluations and experience gained during the first year of the Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing will guide execution of years two and three.
Rickli, J. L., & Huang, Y. (2017, June), Board # 126 : REU Site: Summer Academy in Sustainable Manufacturing Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27721
ASEE holds the copyright on this document. It may be read by the public free of charge. Authors may archive their work on personal websites or in institutional repositories with the following citation: © 2017 American Society for Engineering Education. Other scholars may excerpt or quote from these materials with the same citation. When excerpting or quoting from Conference Proceedings, authors should, in addition to noting the ASEE copyright, list all the original authors and their institutions and name the host city of the conference. - Last updated April 1, 2015