Center for e-Design Partners Meet in Charleston, SC

Center for e-Design partners and guests met in Charleston, SC, September 26-28. Semi-annual Industrial Advisory Board (IAB) Meetings are an opportunity for face-to-face collaborations among e-Design members. Industry members, research faculty, and students review the progress of current projects and the potential of proposed projects; discuss the performance of the Center relating to research areas, test beds, education, and technology transfer; and investigate prospective research topics to address current and future industry needs.

Penn State site of the Center for e-Design adds video

The Penn State site of the Center for e-Design, an Industry/University Collaborative Research Center, works to incorporate new technologies across disciplines in order to improve the design and manufacturing processes of products and services in a variety of industries, today and in the future. Watch the video here

IMSE chair Kremer receives ASME Spria Outstanding Design Educator Award

Gül Kremer, professor and C.G. “Turk” & Joyce A. Therkildsen Chair of the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University, has received a top American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) award for advancing engineering design education. Kremer was named this year’s ASME Ruth and Joel Spira Outstanding Educator Award winner “for outstanding achievements in design curriculum development; sustained contributions to workforce development through design education and research; and exceptional leadership within ASME’s Design Engineering Division, particularly in building the design education community.” The link to the full article is here.

Lewis receives Design Automation Award from ASME

Kemper Lewis, professor and chair of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in UB’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is this year’s recipient of the Design Automation Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). The award recognizes his “seminal contributions to the field of design automation that have advanced both theoretical development and practical applications in many areas, including complex systems design, design analytics, and decision theory.” Read more here

University of Buffalo Creates MOOC for Digital Manufacturing and Design

The University of Buffalo (UB) is launching a “101” series of massive open online courses (MOOCs) about digital manufacturing and design. The courses rolled out in January 2017 on the Coursera platform, which houses a wide range of MOOCs created by universities. Digital manufacturing and design is the ability to connect different parts of the manufacturing lifecycle through data, and to use that information to make smarter, more efficient business decisions. For more information, Click here.

Penn State named site of Center for e-Design

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The National Science Foundation has approved Penn State as a site for the Center for e-Design, an Industry/University Collaborative Research Center (I/UCRC). The Center for e-Design works with its members to research and advance solutions to complex problems associated with the design, production, distribution and sustainment of innovative and high quality products and systems that minimize costs and are responsive to the rapidly changing marketplace. Click here to read more.

Penn State to offer new additive manufacturing and design graduate degrees

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – In response to increased industry demand for experts in the growing field of additive manufacturing, Penn State will offer residential and online master’s degrees in additive manufacturing and design (AMD) beginning in fall 2017. The residential Master of Science in Additive Manufacturing and online Master of Engineering in Additive Manufacturing are 30-credit degrees that are designed to provide the analytical and practical skills required to digitally design, develop, analyze, numerically model, optimize, fabricate and inspect new components and subassemblies using additive manufacturing technologies. For the full story, click here.

Terpenny named chair-elect of national industrial engineering council

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – Janis Terpenny has been named the 2017-18 chair-elect of the Council of Industrial Engineering Academic Department Heads (CIEADH). Terpenny is the Peter and Angela Dal Pezzo Chair and Department Head of the Harold and Inge Marcus Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering at Penn State, as well as a professor within the department. For the full story, click here.

Strategic Planning Conference for new Center site at Penn State

Penn State is planning to establish a site in the Center for e-Design, a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center. As part of this effort, a Strategic Planning Workshop will be held June 8-10 at the Nittany Lion Inn for potential industry partners.

The conference will begin with a welcome reception at 7 p.m. on June 8th. Project proposal presentations, a workshop to discuss industry needs, facility tours, and a dinner will be held June 9. The workshop will conclude on June 10 with continued discussions during a half-day session, followed by optional facility tours.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on June 9, as well as breakfast and lunch on June 10 will be provided to registrants. Please click here to register, or copy this link: into your browser.

During the workshop, researchers will present potential projects and industry/agency participants will discuss their interests in each of these projects. Industry will also be asked to identify problem areas and topics not covered in presentations. Ultimately, the aim is to identify the win-win projects and communicate the many other benefits of membership, so that at the end of the meeting, your organization would find great value in partnering with the center.