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SME Accreditation Committee (5-16-14) Title: Manufacturing Engineering Technology Programs and ABET Accreditation: Impact of Changes
Presenter: SME's Accreditation Committee
Synopsis: The purpose of this webinar was to communicate recent changes to the ABET Manufacturing Engineering Technology program criteria and the general criteria and their impact on manufacturing programs. This will be of value for ABET program evaluators and schools preparing for accreditation visits. A series of short presentations are followed by a Q&A session.
Pipeline Title: The Pipeline into Manufacturing and Education
Presenter: Marshall Gartenlaub, PhD, Managing Director, QIEDU Associates
Synopsis: What motivates and interests tomorrow's engineers to get started? Why does interest in science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) seem to be declining in our K-12 school systems? Organizations and professional societies have developed numerous STEM programs, but they are limited in scope or effectiveness. What strategies and plans can SME and practitioners use to implement that will increase the attractiveness and effectiveness of "manufacturing" in lower grades?
Report Title: Curricula 2015: Moving Forward
Presenter: Hugh Jack, PhD, Professor, Grand Valley State University
Synopsis: Let's change manufacturing education! The Curricula 2015 report has been developed by a wide group of professionals from industry, academia and service groups. We need to develop a plan to put the recommendations in the report into action. We need champions to put the plans into action. We need individuals who want to create the next version of the plan. Help us make a difference. This forum addresses where are we now, what do we need to change by 2015, what's the next step for 2020 and how can we have the most positive impact?
Pillars Title: Teaching Manufacturing in Nonmanufacturing Programs
Presenter: Robert Mott, Professor Emeritus, University of Dayton
Synopsis: Knowledge of the core principles and practices of manufacturing engineering provides an edge for graduates and their employers and will make them more innovative and competitive. The four pillars of manufacturing engineering concept that is used to organize the body of knowledge in comprehensive manufacturing education programs can help enhance the teaching of manufacturing principles and practices in all engineering and engineering technology programs whose field has a strong connection to manufacturing. This session provides an overview of the concept and sought input from participants on its implementation.
Leadership Title: Teaching Leadership in Manufacturing and Education
Presenter: Ronald Bennett, PhD, Founding Dean, School of Engineering, University of St. Thomas
Synopsis: What is the purpose of, and need for, and approaches to deliver leadership education for manufacturing educators and practitioners? What are the models for delivering leadership content so that graduates can increase the effectiveness, attractiveness and competitiveness of manufacturing? Additional Leadership Resources (PDF)