Filling the skills gap in U.S. manufacturing: Promoting internships and co-op experiences and integrating industrial engineering courses to improve student design and manufacturing knowledge

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Abstract

This paper discusses a framework for filling the skills gap in U.S. manufacturing by providing undergraduate students with practical experiences in design and manufacturing. The proposed framework is based on integrating product design and manufacturing processes courses through practical course projects. In addition, an initiative has been taken to establish collaboration between academia and industry by the manufacturing faculty in industrial engineering at Penn State Behrend. The paper also presents the involvement of the IE faculty in developing the design and manufacturing skills of the IE students. Data was collected through surveys and is used to validate the proposed framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFIE 2016 - Frontiers in Education 2016
Subtitle of host publicationThe Crossroads of Engineering and Business
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9781509017904
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 28 2016
Event46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2016 - Erie, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2016Oct 15 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE
Volume2016-November
ISSN (Print)1539-4565

Other

Other46th Annual Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE 2016
CountryUnited States
CityErie
Period10/12/1610/15/16

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications

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Lynch, P., & Aqlan, F. (2016). Filling the skills gap in U.S. manufacturing: Promoting internships and co-op experiences and integrating industrial engineering courses to improve student design and manufacturing knowledge. In FIE 2016 - Frontiers in Education 2016: The Crossroads of Engineering and Business [7757590] (Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference, FIE; Vol. 2016-November). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/FIE.2016.7757590