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Community College Industry Partnership To Develop An Automated Training Platform

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2007 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Honolulu, Hawaii

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June 24, 2007

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June 24, 2007

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June 27, 2007

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2153-5965

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Emerging Trends in Engineering Education Poster Session

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9

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12.376.1 - 12.376.9

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Marilyn Barger University of South Florida

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MARILYN BARGER is the Executive Director of FL-ATE, the Florida Regional Center for Manufacturing Education funded by NSF and housed at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa Florida. 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 from the University of South Florida. She has over 20 years of experience in developing curriculum in engineering and engineering technology for elementary, middle, high school and post secondary institutions. She is a registered professional engineer in the State of Florida.

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Michael Lesiecki Maricopa Community College

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Robert Simington Intel

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Mariano Carreras SMC-IT

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Richard Gilbert University of South Florida

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RICHARD GILBERT is a professor of Chemical Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of South Florida. He has developed educational materials for ISA (Instrument Society of America), AVS (American Vacuum Society) Science Educator’s Workshop, and the National Science Foundation through a grant to develop high school science and math curriculum content. He is currently working with D. L. Jamerson Elementary School to develop curriculum content for its Center for Math and Engineering.

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Natalia Sandburg University of South Florida

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Natalia Palacio Sandburg earned a B.S. degree from the University del Norte in Baranquilla, Colombia in 2002. She recently earned a B.S. in Industrial Managment and systems Engineering from the University of South Florida, Tampa FL. Natalia has developed a number of educational hands-on exercises that illustrate Manufacturing dynamics and basic principles.

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Andrew Hoff University of South Florida

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ANDREW M. HOFF is with the Department of Electrical Engineering., USF, Tampa, FL (33620). He received his Ph.D. in E.E. from Penn State in 1988. His research and work has focused on novel electronic materials processing and characterization for over two decades. Dr. Hoff’s recent activities include on-line metrology methods for SiC manufacturing and novel methods of drug and gene delivery to cells.

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A COMMUNITY COLLEGE - INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP AN AUTOMATED SYSTEMS TRAINING PLATFORM

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SMC International Training, Inc., Intel, the National Science Foundation and Maricopa Advanced Technological Education Center (MATEC) partnered in 2001 to develop a technician training platform for highly automated production systems. The system was to have broad but significant applications in a variety of high tech industries including electronic and nano devices, aerospace subsystem manufacturing, thin film and optics production, biomedical device material handling, and highly automated cargo transport control and monitoring systems. Twelve community colleges in the seven states vying for national recognition as high tech manufacturing regions were invited to join this coalition. These educational institutions participated with industry partners in the conception of and ultimate realization of the HAS 200 (Highly Automated System) Training Platform, currently available from SMC - International Training. HAS 200 training systems were installed at the Pilot schools over a 12 month period in 2003 – 2004. The Pilot group has been facilitated and coordinated by MATEC, a National Science Foundation National Center for Advanced Technological Education. This paper describes the long range planning and implementation of this project, and lesson learned during this long term development partnership between industry and academia.

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The role of manufacturing and production technicians in many industries is rapidly changing. Technicians are now required to have a working understanding of modern manufacturing concepts. Thus, educational institutions at both the two- and four-year levels must have the capacity to teach Factory Dynamics Concepts (theory and practice) including: Theory of Constraints, Tool Capacity Utilization, Throughput, Cycle Time, Yield, and Manufacturing Automation Systems. This requirement has created a need for a hands-on training and education system that emulates a modern manufacturing environment (e.g., a 300mm semiconductor manufacturing facility, or “fab”) with a MES (Manufacturing Execution System) to integrate production processing with the ordering processes for system optimization, WIP (Work in Progress) identification and tracking systems, and an AMHS (Automated Materials Handling System).

Intel, its industry colleagues and its education partners recognized this need and approached the problem in two steps: 1) skills standards development and 2) collaboration to develop and pilot the training and education system to emulate the modern manufacturing environment. A collaboration of industry and educators conducted a year-long study to create a formative set of skills standards to guide technician education.1,2 Published in 2002, The National Skills Standards for Technicians in Highly Automated Manufacturing Environments

Barger, M., & Lesiecki, M., & Simington, R., & Carreras, M., & Gilbert, R., & Sandburg, N., & Hoff, A. (2007, June), Community College Industry Partnership To Develop An Automated Training Platform Paper presented at 2007 Annual Conference & Exposition, Honolulu, Hawaii. https://peer.asee.org/2253

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