Free ticketed event
Advances in additive manufacturing (AM) processes have resulted in these technologies becoming ubiquitous both in design and in manufacturing. Moreover, we have seen an increased interest among educators in integrating AM in engineering education, from cornerstone to capstone courses across various disciplines.
The goal of this workshop is to help participants integrate DfAM in their courses through task-based interventions. First, we aim to encourage participants to reflect on the educational objectives they wish to achieve when introducing DfAM in their educational practice. Second, we aim to introduce participants to variations in a task-based educational intervention that can be employed to achieve the desired educational objectives. Finally, we aim to introduce participants to evaluation tools that can be used to assess students’ learning and DfAM use when implementing DfAM educational interventions.
The workshop will comprise multiple hands-on activities to increase participant engagement. Specifically, participants will be asked to complete a short design task to experience the educational intervention from the students’ perspective. Additionally, participants will be asked to design an educational intervention based on the educational objectives they wish to achieve from the said intervention.
Participants with prior DfAM/AM educational experience will be encouraged to reflect on their past experiences and identify opportunities to (re)design their intervention in light of our research findings (conducted as part of the National Science Foundation Grant #CMMI-1712234). The workshop is intended for design and manufacturing educators, but practicing designers and researchers in the design research and manufacturing domains are also welcome, as are participants interested in integrating AM/DfAM in their educational practice, irrespective of prior AM/DfAM experience. Participants without prior AM/DfM experience will be encouraged to brainstorm new courses or modules to integrate DfAM in their educational practice.
Dr. Nicholas (Nick) Meisel is an assistant professor of engineering design in the School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) at Penn State and an affiliate faculty in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010 with his B.S. in mechanical engineering and received his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech in mechanical engineering in 2015. He joined the faculty at Penn State in Fall 2015, where he conducts research in the area of design for additive manufacturing.
Dr. Stephanie Cutler has degrees in mechanical engineering, industrial and systems engineering, and a Ph.D. in engineering education from Virginia Tech. She is an assistant research professor and the assessment and instructional support specialist in the Leonhard Center for the Enhancement of Engineering Education at Penn State as well as a co-founder of Zappe and Cutler Educational Consulting, LLC. Her primary research interests include faculty development, the peer-review process, the doctoral experience, and the adoption of evidence-based teaching strategies.
Dr. Timothy Simpson is currently a professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at Penn State with affiliations in engineering design and the College of Information Sciences & Technology. He received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech in 1998 and 1995, and his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Cornell University in 1994. His research interests include product family and product platform design, product dissection, multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO), and additive manufacturing, and he has published over 250 peer-reviewed papers to date. He teaches courses on Product Family Design, Concurrent Engineering, Mechanical Systems Design, and Product Dissection, and he serves as the director of the product realization minor in the College of Engineering. He is a recipient of the ASEE Fred Merryfield Design Award and an NSF CAREER Award. He has received several awards for outstanding research and teaching at Penn State, including the 2007 Penn State University President’s Award for Excellence in Academic Integration. He is a Fellow in ASME and an Associate Fellow in AIAA. He currently serves on the ASME Design Education Division Executive Committee and is former chair of both the ASME Design Automation Executive Committee and the AIAA MDO Technical Committee. He is also a department editor for IIE Transactions: Design & Manufacturing and serves on the editorial boards for Research in Engineering Design, Journal of Engineering Design, and Engineering Optimization.
Scarlett Miller is the director of the engineering design program and an associate professor of engineering design and industrial engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. in industrial engineering from the University of Illinois and her M.S. and B.S. in industrial engineering from the University of Nebraska.
Rohan Prabhu is a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering at Penn State with a doctoral minor in psychology. He holds a master's degree in engineering design and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering. His research interests include designers' use of design for additive manufacturing in their creative problem-solving process. He is also studying the development of effective educational interventions on design for additive manufacturing to encourage student learning and use of these concepts in engineering design. More about his work is available at prabhurohan.com.