NSF-1003668 Outreach Activities

Mechatronics Program Outreach – Laboratory/Program Visits

2013 Student Visits:

  • College of Dupage (4 students from Dupage, IL)
    Students in the 2-year degree program interested in transferring to the 4-year mechatronics program visited the Mechatronics and the Manufacturing labs.
  • Huntington North High School (12 students from Huntington, IN)
    Students interested in mechatronics visited the Mechatronics and the Manufacturing labs.Gavit students visit in 2013
  • New Tech Innovative Institute (80 students from Gary, IN)
    Leah Hogan, Facilitator, requested to visit campus so that a group of freshman and sophomore students could explore engineering/engineering technology as a career path.
    Gavit students visit in 2013
  • Hammond Area Career Center
    (22 students from Hammond, IN)
    Scott Miller, CIT Teacher, brings his Computer Information Technology class to see the EET program, but they also visit the Mechatronics and the Manufacturing labs.

2012 Student Visits:

  • College of DuPage students (2 students from Dupage, IL)
    Students interested in Mechatronics met with Prof. Hossain and were given lab tours/demos.
  • Gavit Middle School 7th/8th grade students (30 students from Hammond, IN) [Opens in New Window]
    Kathryn Midkiff, Gavit Teacher, requested to visit campus so that the students could explore engineering/engineering technology as a career path.
    Student visit in 2012
  • Lake Central High School students (11 students from St. John, IN)
    Annual  event to visit campus to experience modern manufacturing practices, including mechatronics,  with the use of CNC software and machines.
  • College of DuPage (5 students from Dupage, IL)
    Students in the 2-year degree program interested in transferring to the 4-year mechatronics program visited the Mechatronics and the Manufacturing labs.
  • Huntington North High School (11 students from Huntington, IN)
    Students interested in mechatronics visited the Mechatronics and the Manufacturing labs.
  • East Chicago HS, Upperclassman (12 students from East Chicago, IN)
    DeAndre Hudson, Vocational and Technology Teacher, asked for tour with students.  9 students are being mentored by SOT students on moon-buggy project.  12 students were mentored by SOT students on National Robot competition.  Students were supervised and used SOT facilities, including the mechatronics labs, to construct projects.
    Student visit in 2012
  • New Tech Innovative Institute
    (40 students from Gary, IN)
    Leah Hogan, Facilitator, requested to visit campus so that the freshman students could explore engineering/engineering technology as a career path.
  • Morton High School students
    (25 students from Hammond, IN)
    Katherine Broadnax, PLTW Engineering Instructor & TAP Mentor, requested to visit campus so that the students could explore engineering/engineering technology as a career path.
  • Gavit High School freshmen students (20 students from Hammond, IN)
    Shuan Kun, Gavit Teacher, requested a tour of the Technology Labs, including the mechatronics labs, for her PLTW students. These students are on campus Mon thru Fri for their PLTW class held in ANDR-220.

2011 Student Visits:

  • Gavit High School freshmen students (22 students from Hammond, IN)
    Connie Romano, Gavit Teacher, requested a tour of the Technology Labs, including the mechatronics labs, for her PLTW students. These students are on campus Mon thru Fri for their PLTW class held in ANDR-220.
    Student visit in 2011
  • Gavit Middle School 7th/8th grade students (30 students from Hammond, IN) [Opens in New Window]
    Kathryn Midkiff, Gavit Teacher, requested to visit campus so that the students could explore engineering/engineering technology as a career path.
  • Roosevelt High School freshmen students (66 students from Gary, IN)
    Maline Morris, Roosevelt Coordinator, requested to visit campus so that the students could experience technology as it is used in careers.
  • Student visit in 2011

  • Lake Central High School students
    (11 students from St. John, IN)
    Annual  event to visit campus to experience modern manufacturing practices, including mechatronics, with the use of CNC software and machines.
  • East Chicago HS, Upperclassman
    (15 students from East Chicago, IN)
    DeAndre Hudson, Vocational and Technology Teacher, visited SOT day previous year asked for tour with students. 15 students were mentored by SOT students on moon-buggy project. Students were supervised and used SOT facilities, including the mechatronics labs, to construct projects.


Industry Visits

2013

Purdue Cal shows off manufacturing expertise

2013 Indusrty Visit

Top manufacturing officials toured Purdue University Calumet to learn how the school is training next-generation workers for increasingly high-tech factory jobs and what students are doing to improve the bottom line of local companies. [Opens in New Window]




Conference Presentations

2013

Automation Conference Podcast

Dr. Niaz Latif talks with Packaging World’s Pat ReynoldsDr. Niaz Latif, Dean of the School of Technology at Purdue University Calumet, was among those who attended The Automation Conference. He talks with Packaging World’s Pat Reynolds about a stimulating presentation by Arnav Anand of The Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology at UC Berkeley. [Opens in New Window]


2012

Presentation at MPICT San Francisco Conference

Chuck Winer gives presentation on Experiential Learning.Prof. Chuck Winer presented “Experiential Learning (ExL) the How to Components and Why it Works” at the Mid-Pacific Information and Communication Technologies Center (MPICT) conference in San Francisco. [Opens in New Window]







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