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Creating the Fleet Maker: Lessons Learned from the First Series of Workshops on Maker Concepts for Active Duty Personnel

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 23, 2018

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June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

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Military and Veterans Division Technical Session 3: Veterans in the Lab Environment

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Military and Veterans

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Diversity

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14

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Karina Arcaute Old Dominion University

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Dr. Karina Arcaute received her BS in Chemical Engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua, and her MS (Mechanical Engineering) and PhD (Materials Science and Engineering) from the University of Texas at El Paso. Dr. Arcaute is an Assistant Professor in the Department of STEM Education and Professional Studies at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA.

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Michel Albert Audette Old Dominion University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-0011-1731

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Dr. Michel Albert Audette received the B.Eng. (Electrical) degree from McGill University, in 1986, the M.Eng. degree (Electrical) from Ecole Polytechnique in 1993, and the Ph.D. (Biomedical Engineering) from McGill in 2002, all in Montreal, Canada. His industry experience includes flight simulation from 1986 to 1988, welding automation from 1991 to 1994, neurosurgical navigation (part-time) from 1995-1997, as well as open-source image analysis software from 2008 to 2011. He also did postdoctoral research at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) in Tsukuba, Japan from 2001-2005 and at Innovation Center Computer Assisted Surgery (ICCAS) in Leipzig, Germany from 2006-2008. He has patents in US and Japan on surgery planning. Since July 2011, he has been employed as assistant professor in Old Dominion University's Department of Modeling, Simulation and Visualization Engineering. His research interests include medical simulation, medical image analysis, therapy planning, all three with an emphasis on neuro- and orthopedic surgery, as well as other clinical applications of musculoskeletal modeling, in addition to imaging and simulation applications for military well-being.

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Vukica M. Jovanovic Old Dominion University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8626-903X

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Dr. Vukica Jovanovic is an Associate Professor of Engineering Technology in Mechanical Engineering Technology Program. She holds a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Mechanical Engineering Technology, focus on Digital Manufacturing. Her research is focused on mechatronics, digital manufacturing, digital thread, cyber physical systems, broadening participation, and engineering education. She is a Director of Mechatronics and Digital Manufacturing Lab at ODU and a lead of Area of Specialization Mechatronics Systems Design. She worked as a Visiting Researcher at Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing in Disputanta, VA on projects focusing on digital thread and cyber security of manufacturing systems. She has funded research in broadening participation efforts of underrepresented students in STEM funded by Office of Naval Research, focusing on mechatronic pathways. She is part of the ONR project related to the additive manufacturing training of active military. She is also part of the research team that leads the summer camp to nine graders that focus on broadening participation of underrepresented students into STEM (ODU BLAST).

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Anthony W. Dean Old Dominion University

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Dr. Anthony W. Dean has had several roles in academia. He is currently Assistant Dean for Research, Batten College of Engineering and Technology (BCET) at ODU. His previous appointments include Associate Professor of Engineering Technology and as Associate Director of the Institute for Ship Repair, Maintenance, and Operations at Old Dominion University (ODU).His research has focused mostly on control systems (integration and testing) and the reliability and maintainability of complex systems. He has been selected as both a NASA and an ONR Faculty Fellow. He regularly teaches courses in Marine Engineering and in Maintained Systems. Most recently Dr. Dean was on the Headquarters Staff the American Society of Naval Engineers. He received his Ph.D. from the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering, and a B.S. in Nuclear Engineering Technology, from the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University. Additionally, Dr. Dean received an MBA from the College of William and Mary. Prior to is academic career Dr. Dean was Director of Operations and Business Development for Clark-Smith Associates, P.C., and served as an Electrician in the US Navy aboard the USS South Carolina and the USS Enterprise.

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Dipankar Ghosh Old Dominion University

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Dr. Dipankar Ghosh joined the faculty of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Old Dominion University in Fall 2014. Prior joining ODU, Dr. Ghosh was a postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Engineering and Applied Science at California Institute of Technology. He also held a position of postdoctoral associate in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at University of Florida. He completed his PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, 2009. He has a BS in Chemical Technology (specialization: Ceramic Engineering) from the Calcutta University, India, and MS in Materials Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. Dr. Ghosh has worked on the spark plasma sintering (SPS) of ceramics and composites, high-strain rate behavior of armor ceramics, ultrahigh temperature ceramics and ferroelectrics. In addition, Dr. Ghosh has significant expertise in studying piezoelectric ceramics using high-energy in situ X-ray diffraction techniques. He is primarily interested in designing bio-inspired structural ceramics for extreme environments.

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Abstract

The US Navy has supported research related to the 3D printing or Additive Manufacturing area for more than 20 years. More recently, efforts like the Print the Fleet initiative and Marine Makers are exploring ways to design and create solutions to future problems with the possibility of reducing maintenance costs, increasing equipment readiness, and improving combat effectiveness. The Creating the Fleet Maker project is an effort supported by the Navy and Marine Corps Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education, Outreach and Workforce Program of the Office of Naval Research. It examines the concept of making in order to develop skills for active duty personnel in 3D printing, computer aided design, and reverse engineering. As part of the Creating the Fleet Maker project, educational materials, and hands-on activities, based on STEM concepts, were developed for a 2-day workshop. During the first year of the project, a series of five workshops were delivered, with a total of 92 active active-duty sailors attending the workshops. This paper presents the lessons learned during the first series of workshops, including successes, challenges encountered, how these challenges were overcome, as well as areas for improvement as the project enters its second year. Results from the workshop assessments are very positive with the majority of sailors reporting an improvement in their knowledge of the concepts covered during the workshop, as well as in the skills for 3D printing, computer aided design, and reverse engineering. Furthermore, attendees reported interest in taking part in an extended version of the workshop or having it as part of their regular naval training.

Arcaute, K., & Audette, M. A., & Jovanovic, V. M., & Dean, A. W., & Ghosh, D. (2018, June), Creating the Fleet Maker: Lessons Learned from the First Series of Workshops on Maker Concepts for Active Duty Personnel Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30238

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