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Introducing Manufacturing engineering with Kentucky Governors Scholar Program

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

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June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

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June 26, 2013



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Integration of Manufacturing and Society

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23.820.1 - 23.820.9



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Jaby Mohammed Petroleum Institute Orcid 16x16

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Dr. Jaby Mohammed is a faculty at The Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi, UAE. He received his Ph.D. in Industrial engineering from University of Louisville (2006), Masters in Industrial engineering from University of Louisville (2003), and also a master’s in Business Administration from Indira Gandhi National Open University (2001). His research interest includes advanced manufacturing, design methodologies, six sigma, lean manufacturing, and enterprise resource planning. He previously taught at Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne in Indiana and at Morehead State University in Kentucky. He is a member of IIE, SME, ASQ, ASEE, and Informs.

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Introducing Manufacturing engineering with Kentucky Governors Scholar ProgramIndustry and community engagement in engineering programs are becoming more commoncompared to the past. There is much more than the technical skills that are needed forengineering students to succeed in the 21st century. The Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program(GSP) strives to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders and to createmodels of educational excellence for teachers and students. Established in 1983, the programprovides academic and personal growth through a balance of a strong liberal arts program with afull co-curricular and residential life experience. In this paper authors will discuss on the engineering focus group at Kentucky’s GovernorsScholars Program and discuss about the manufacturing curriculum and industry engagement ofthe program. More than half of the program activities are through manufacturing industryengagement. The program showcases the potential to engage students in a real life application ofScience, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) coalition models that they learn inthe classroom, to introduce engineering to students who may not have initially been drawn toengineering. The industry engagement also serves as the medium to reinforce models of learningwhich will be useful for students when they decide on the career choice and professionalworkforce. Also in this paper authors would show how they are able to incorporate social andcommunity issues where the students use class room knowledge and hands on experience to getto solutions, which may be difficult to show in a classroom setting for a technical subject. Thepaper will also address how the engineering focus group at the Kentucky Governors Scholarsprograms with the manufacturing industry engagement empowers students to: • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering • Ability to analyze and interpret data • Ability to design system, and process to meet the desired needs with realistic constraints such economic, environmental, social, health and safety, and sustainability • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams • Knowledge of the current issues • Understanding professional and ethical responsibility

Mohammed, J. (2013, June), Introducing Manufacturing engineering with Kentucky Governors Scholar Program Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19834

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