Lake Superior State UniversityIndustrial Advisory Board MeetingNovember 3, 2006 Facilities management Batteries Vehicle interiors Building controls Homelink
ACTION ITEMS Responsible ·Control charts – need some data and examples for the proposed new class EG346 IAB members ·Recruitment activities – MACRO nights coming up this fall. Check out the LSSU website to see when one is located in your area IAB members IAB members to be involved in evaluating of the senior project presentations IAB members ·Senior Project ideas for 2006-2007 send to David Baumann All Additional Notes: Please keep LSSU in mind: ØWhen your company is getting rid of old equipment. LSSU can use it for students’ classes, sale for parts, or other various items. ØWhen your company is looking to hire new people.
Chair’s report • Chairman responsibility/nomination • Spring nomination • IAB survey
Chairman Election Spring 2007 Industrial Advisory Board • Nomination Process: • Any existing IAB members are eligible • Self nominations are acceptable • If you are nominating another member please be sure that they are willing to participate • All nominations will be accepted and presented at the spring IAB meeting • Any Questions you can contact the existing IAB offices. • The Nominations Are: • _________________ • _________________ • _________________
Lake Superior State University School of Engineering and Technology Industrial Advisory Board IAB Chairperson Responsibilities and Term Limits It is the Chairman’s responsibility to oversee all of the activities of the IAB including coordinating committees. As the need arises, the Chairman shall appoint committee chairpersons. The Chairman is an ex-officio member of all committees and is eventually responsible for the completion of all committee business. He/She shall keep in touch with all committee chairs, facilitate the completion of their task, and if necessary, remove inactive committee chairs/members and appoint successors. The Chairman is directly responsible for the IAB meetings. Meeting Responsibilities include: Establish meeting dates, locations and times (coordinate with Dean of Engineering) Arrange meeting facility Finalizing meeting agendas Presiding over meeting
IAB Survey • As of the Spring IAB meeting held on the campus of LSSU,4/28/06,the action item taken relative to the IAB survey was: • The membership survey will be emailed to all IAB members yearly. Results to be presented in the spring meeting of that same year. • Do we still want to have a survey annually or perhaps every other year?
Simple Project Dean Morrie Walworth is our conduit to the University. He will assist in any project that can generate additional funds to the University, especially for the School of Engineering. examples: short term quick turn around projects previous examples: prints, one of a kind part.
LSSU IAB Recruiting Subcommittee Update Chris Conklin, Bob Andersen, Don Stephanic, & Dan Goodrich October 30, 2006
Major Points • Direct recruiting support effort • Indirect recruiting support effort • Future
Direct RecruitingSupport Effort • MACRAO Calendar on schedule (updated early this season) • MACRAO College Nights • - Fall, 2006 (we had scheduled participation in 12 events this season) • Follow up via the Admissions counselors • Increased the number of IAB participants and MACRAO Events in Fall 2006 MACRAO College Nights from a year ago.
Direct RecruitingSupport Effort • Volunteers from IAB for Fall 2006 MACRAO Events: • Bob Andersen • Don Stephanic • Chris Conklin • Fred Berg • Dan Goodrich • Jim Gibbs • Dave Allison • Adam Lyon • Ralph Larsen
Indirect RecruitingSupport Effort • Admissions/Alumni Association/IAB linkage • Did not occur (not sure of status of this program)
Future Plans • Continue to increase activity and participation within the IAB. • Invite the admissions advisors to the senior projects & research projects final presentations. • Continue to work with Admissions to determine role with Alumni Association/IAB with respect to support of Admissions. • Continue to work closely with Admissions on 2007 Spring Recruiting Season and MACRAO events.
Follow up & Next Steps • Preparation for the Spring 2007 recruiting season. • Record any follow up offered during today’s meeting. • Comments, Concerns, Suggestions? • Volunteer positions are still open…
Scholarship Subcommittee Report Don Stephanic, Dan Goodrich
Scholarships Charlie Snyder scholarship • For incoming freshmen • Awards not renewable • $27k fund balance • 2 x $500 awards in Fall 2006 (first year for 2 x) • 2 x $500 awards planned for Fall 2007
Scholarships Robotics scholarships • For incoming freshmen • Awards renewable in 2nd year • $275 fund balance • 3 x $1500 awards in Fall 2005 (first year) • 0 eligible for renewal • 3 x $2000 awards in Fall 2006 • 4 x $2000 planned for Fall 2007 • Funding primarily by SET • Support needed!
LSSU Updates Morrie Walworth, David Baumann, Paul Duesing, and Jim Devaprasad
School UpdatesMorrie WalworthDean, School of Engineering & Technology • Enrollments • Recruitment • Scholarships • Grants • ABET Visit
Enrollment • In general, across the state, enrollments in engineering and technology are down. • Furthermore, LSSU enrollment is down about 20% over the last 5 years. • SET enrollment is down about 35% over the same time period. • There has been no director of enrollment at LSSU for the last three years.
Recruitment • New Director of Enrollment Services • Bill Eilola • New regions for recruitment • New Web presence • Buying more names • More high school visits • Admits are already up 150% from last year. • Engineering admits are 15% higher than they have ever been (2000).
Recruitment • Faculty calling students • Students calling students • New articulations • High School Skill Centers • Community Colleges • More scholarships
Scholarships • Charlie Snyder Endowed Scholarships • 2 @ $500 • Huizenga Scholarships • 4 @ $1,500 • Robotics Scholarships • 4 @ $2,000 (renewable for 2nd year) • MSPE (matching scholarships) • 3 @ $2,000 • SAME Scholarship • 1 @ $500
Grants • Youth International • Continental Automotive Systems • Summer Robotics Camp Sponsorship • 21st Century Jobs Fund • Michigan economic Development Corporation (MEDC) • American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) • Strategic Economic Investment and Commercialization (SEIC) Board • Over $580,000 • Prototype Development Center (PDC)
Prototype Development Center • Entrepreneurial Activities • Design • Prototype Development • Testing • Consulting • New Equipment • New Staff
ABET • Visit: September 24-26 • CE, EE (David Baumann) • ME (Paul Duesing) • Generally Positive Outcomes • Nothing Officially Reported • Expect all Three to be Accredited (August, 2007)
ABET • Positive Comments • Assessment Process • IAB • Quality of Senior Projects • Happy Graduates • Faculty
ABET • General Items (all degrees) • Concern about student knowledge of lifelong learning • Concern about enrollment • Concern about time spent in Senior Projects • Concern about budgets • Must publish objectives in the catalog
ABET • Electrical Engineering • Nothing !
ABET • Mechanical Engineering • Need to increase realization of design in the thermal fluids area
ABET • Computer Engineering • Concern about the lack of CE faculty members • Need to ensure all graduates meet the minimum math/science and discrete math requirements.
Program Updates • Curricular Issues • New Option • Faculty Activities
Curricular IssuesDavid Baumann, Chair ECE • CS341 • New Course in CE Degree • EG346 • Control Charts • MA310 • Team Teaching With Mathematics • Focus on Applications • RS460 • “New” Lab Format
New EngineeringDegree OptionsPaul Duesing, Chair ME and MfgET • Current • Issues • Ideas/Plans • Related and Other Changes
Issues • Attract Additional Students • Populate Upper Level Courses • Provide Path for Graduate School
Related Changes • Four Courses for Options • PLC Course for Robotics & Automation Option • Assembly Modeling / GD&T for Vehicle Dynamics Option • Dynamics In Electrical Core • Other: New Gen Ed Class
Faculty Activity Highlights • Matthew Carroll • Paul Duesing • Robert Hildebrand • Dave McDonald • Wael Mokhtar • Taskin Padir
Faculty ActivitiesMatthew Carroll • Co-authored paper presented by Prof. Hildebrand at the 2006 International Conference on Dynamics, Instrumentation and Control in Querataro, Mexico • EGNR245: developing and expanding course – a synthesis of all mathematical techniques beyond basic calculus needed by MfgET majors.
Faculty ActivitiesPaul Duesing • Attended the National Assessment Institute in Indianapolis,IN – Oct. 2005 • Presented paper entitled Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment to Accomplish Continuous Improvement • Attended training session on coordinate measuring machines • ABET: guru for ME reports and materials • Continues to coordinate Cooperative Education experiences for SET
Faculty ActivitiesRobert Hildebrand • Attended the 2006 International Conference on Dynamics, Instrumentation and Control in Querataro, Mexico – August 2006 and presented two papers. • Attended workshop in Kourou, French Guiana – May 2006 as external advisor to group of Finnish grad students: reviewed work progress, toured ESA Ariane launch site and tropical wood research station • Translated Swedish textbookSound & Vibration to English. Will be used at universities in Egypt, Sweden and at LSSU. • Attended seminar of Vehicle Dynamics simulation software package for Fall 2006 courses.
Faculty ActivitiesDave McDonald • Attended the 2006 ASEE Annual Conference, Chicago – June 2006 and presented paper entitled Simulation Learning Experiences in Energy Conservation with Simulink and SimPowerSystems. • Worked with WaveCrestLabs in Rochester, MI during summer – responsible for integration of instrumentation and control features of dynamometer test stand operation using LabVIEW and INERTIA software. • Course development of EGEE300 Instrumentation and Control with Real Time Applications using LabVIEW, CAN-LabVIEW Channel & Frame API and synchronous DAQ & CAN, and MATLAB-Simulink (input on applications is welcome!)
Faculty ActivitiesWael Mokhtar • Received Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Aerospace Engineering Department – May 2006 from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA • Attended 2006 ASME Midwest Student Leader Conference in April (Wael serves as ASME advisor) • Attended January AIAA 44th Aerospace Science Meeting and Exhibit in Reno, NV
Faculty ActivitiesTaskin Padir • Attended 2006 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics in Hawaii and presented a paper entitled Kinematic Redundancy Resolution for Two Cooperating Underwater Vehicles with Manipulators on Board • Attended Michigan Consortium of Universities for the Saudi Arabian Students Initiative, Arab-American Museum in Dearborn • Attended First-Year Engineering summer workshop at Notre Dame • Consulting with Precision Edge - product modeling for CNC machines for precision surface grinding • Co-Director of SET summer camps • Active in Cultural Diversity activities and presentations
Senior Projects Jim Devaprasad
Senior Projects • Last Year’s Projects • Current Projects • Philosophy Behind Senior Projects • Course Enhancements In Senior Projects • Overview of the Senior Project Selection Process
2005-06 Projects:4 Projects • DURA Automotive • Automotive Pedal Assembly Tester • LSSU • Mobile Robotics System • Continental-Teves • Frequency Input Modules for the SDAS • LSSU • CNC Plasma Cutter