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The ATE Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT)

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

End Date

June 13, 2012

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees' Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

25.1277.1 - 25.1277.13

DOI

10.18260/1-2--22034

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https://peer.asee.org/22034

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Chih-Ping Yeh Wayne State University

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Chih-Ping Yeh received his B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Taiwan, M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. Prior to joining Wayne State University, he worked as Senior System Engineer and a data analysis specialist in defense industry. Currently, he is the Director and Chair of the Division of Engineering Technology at WSU. His current research interests are in electric drive vehicle technology and advanced energy storage, including advanced battery systems for hybrid electric vehicles. Yeh is also experienced in developing formal degree programs and professional development programs for incumbent engineers, community college instructors, and high school science and technology teachers. He is the PI and Co-PI of several federal- and state-funded projects for course, curriculum, and laboratory development in advanced automotive technology.

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Gene Yeau-Jian Liao Wayne State University

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Y. Gene Liao is currently Director of the Electric Transportation Technology program and Associate Professor of engineering technology at Wayne State University. He received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from National Central University, Taiwan, a M.S. in mechanical engineering from Columbia University, and a doctorate of engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has more than 15 years of industrial practices in the automotive sector prior to becoming a faculty member. Liao has research and teaching interests in the areas of multi-body dynamics, hybrid vehicle powertrain, advanced energy storage systems, and CAE applications in products development and manufacturing.

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William Stark Macomb Community College

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William D. Stark is the Director, Center for Advanced Automotive Technology at Macomb Community College. He is a former General Motors Executive with extensive experience in powertrain engineering, global vehicle development, body, chassis, and manufacturing engineering. He has background ranging from concept creation, analysis, business case management, and design to vehicle development, tooling design and development, launch, marketing, and service. Stark received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University and a master’s degree in engineering science, management of technology, from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Joseph L. Petrosky Macomb Community College

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Joe Petrosky is the Dean of Engineering and Advanced Technology at Macomb Community College with responsibilities for a breadth of career and technical programs including advanced manufacturing, engineering technology, and automotive for degree, certificate, workforce, and continuing education areas.

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Douglas A. Fertuck Macomb Community College

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Doug Fertuck is the Assistant Director for Automotive and Energy Programs at Macomb Community College. He is currently focusing on managing grant programs involving future automotive propulsion systems. One of several such grants is from the National Science Foundation for the Center for Advanced Automotive Technology.

During his 35 year career with General Motors, he held a number of executive positions in Global Engineering, North America Truck Engineering, Purchasing, and Product Planning. As an independent business adviser and counselor, he has helped many companies refocus their efforts on their core competencies using simplified and standardized processes and systems. He is co-author of the book The Lean Office Demystified II, published in 2010.

Fertuck received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University), a M.S. in mechanics from the University of Colorado, and a M.B.A. from Michigan State University.

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Abstract

The automotive industry is undergoing a technological transformation to electrificationand other advanced technologies that is fundamentally changing the educationalrequirements for the industry’s future workforce. Macomb Community College (MCC)and Wayne State University (WSU) have responded to these changing demands bystrengthening communications with industry to clearly define future workforce needs, bydeveloping new, technologically progressive curricula, and by gathering from anddisseminating to a broad network of regional and national institutions up-to-date andinnovative educational materials. The MCC-WSU partnership was engaged by theNational Science Foundation to survey industry, academia, and related supportingorganizations to establish educational requirements for hybrid electric and electricvehicle technicians, technologists, and engineers. In response, MCC and WSUdeveloped new certifications and degree programs in automobile electrification. Tocontinue gathering the evolving educational requirements of industry, WSU and MCCare participating, and hold leadership positions, in the Michigan Academy for GreenMobility Alliance, an active consortium between the auto industry and academia guidingthe definition of training programs and curricula. In September, 2010, the Partnershipwas awarded an NSF Advanced Technological Education (ATE) grant to establish theCenter for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT). Its mission is to provideleadership for an alliance of school districts, two-year colleges and universities, workingin collaboration with industry, to prepare a 21st century technical workforce for thechanging automotive industry. The CAAT activities, including educational materialcollection and dissemination, a seed funding program, student summer academies, andfaculty professional development, will be presented in this paper.

Yeh, C., & Liao, G. Y., & Stark, W., & Petrosky, J. L., & Fertuck, D. A. (2012, June), The ATE Center for Advanced Automotive Technology (CAAT) Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--22034

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