Smart Manufacturing Technology – A National Science Foundation Project

The program will integrate information technology and instrument and controls engineering to form an academic pathway in Smart Manufacturing. The program includes a capstone that will leverage employer partners’ real-world projects to support experiential learning. In addition, the project will provide professional development opportunities for high school and community college instructors.

Project Goals:

    • New, collaboratively-developed, and industry-led curriculum in smart manufacturing leading to an established Associate of Applied Science degree and one certificate. The new curriculum will include project-based learning through a capstone course.  For a program description and curriculum: Electrical Engineering Technology – Smart Manufacturing Option 
    • Smart manufacturing career pathway initiative to attract underrepresented students in STEM into the program, promote careers in manufacturing to high school students and establish transfer agreements with four-year programs. In addition, the pathway will include entry points and fast track options for incumbent manufacturing and IT workers.
    • Smart Manufacturing Professional Development Summit event for high school and community college instructors to increase awareness of smart manufacturing, corresponding degrees, careers and understand in-demand technician skills and knowledge.

For more information please contact:
Diana Hanigan, NSF Grant Program Coordinator