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Resource Center For Manufacturing Education

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Conference

2004 Annual Conference

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

Start Date

June 20, 2004

End Date

June 23, 2004

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Serving the Information Needs of Engineering Technology Educators

Page Count

5

Page Numbers

9.1061.1 - 9.1061.5

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https://peer.asee.org/13688

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Monica Pfarr

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Session 1150 National Resource Center For Manufacturing Education Monica Pfarr National Center for Manufacturing Education Sinclair Community College University of Dayton Dayton, Ohio

Abstract Manufacturing educators face major problems in identifying and accessing timely, high- quality information that can assist them in providing up-to-date educational services that prepare technical professionals for employment in industry. This paper describes the unique services of the National Resource Center for Manufacturing Education that helps manufacturing educators overcome these difficulties. The Resource Center is sponsored in part by the Advanced Technological Education program of the National Science Foundation1 and is an extension of the National Center for Manufacturing Education that has been in operation in Dayton, Ohio since 1995. Need For a National Resource Center for Manufacturing Education It is imperative for educators in manufacturing engineering technology or manufacturing engineering to maintain currency in their field and to implement novel pedagogies that have been proven to enhance student learning. The future growth of manufacturing enterprises depends heavily on the availability of highly skilled professionals, technicians, and production associates because of rapidly changing technology, ever increasing customer expectations, and fierce global competition. Many resources exist to assist manufacturing educators in creating effective curricula, courses, and learning activities. However, it is difficult for educators to become knowledgeable about what is available, how to access it, and how to put it into action in their own programs. Many fine projects funded by the National Science Foundation, the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and others have produced exemplary materials, but they have difficulty disseminating them to potential users around the country. Identifying commercially available equipment, software, and services can also be difficult. To meet these needs, the National Center for Manufacturing Education (NCME) has established a resource center to identify, evaluate, collect, and disseminate exemplary materials in manufacturing education. Overview of the National Resource Center for Manufacturing Education The resource center for manufacturing education was initiated by the NCME in July 2003 with funding from the Advanced Technological Education program of the National Science Foundation, building on eight years of successful innovation in instructional materials development. The NCME is a part of the Advanced Integrated Manufacturing Center (AIM

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Pfarr, M. (2004, June), Resource Center For Manufacturing Education Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/13688

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