Mechatronics Moments & Roadmap to Building a Community of Practice
In the fall of 2015, FLATE started an informal monthly Mechatronics Community Exchange (MCE) as monthly conference calls for a few mechatronics focused faculty across the country. Growing out of the FLATE sponsored annual HI-TEC conference “Mechatronics Moments” reception the regular exchange is becoming a real Community of Practice with participants sharing questions about curriculum, equipment, applications, certification, alignment with Fab Lab activities and many other related topics. The MCE can potentially help new programs in their start-up phases, existing programs upgrade equipment and curriculum as well share tips about how best to help students meet their learning objectives.
The MCE is planning its future in hopes to:
Identify critical topics or issues important to Mechatronics program practitioners
Provide inbound delivery of Mechatronics resources, techniques and expertise to enrich program startups and major enhancements to improve practitioner productivity
Integrate MCE with other FLATE Mechatronics offerings
Become a facilitated forum to identify related needs and the means to fulfill them
Provide a portal for selected resources and curriculum for program practitioners using concierge support model
Be a vehicle for program practitioners to share their programs, resources and ideas via a central repository and regular communication
In the months ahead, FLATE hopes to transform the MCE learning pilot into: an ongoing sponsored program; refine the MCE model and best practices; selectively add new MCE partners; document the monthly MCE teleconferences, and evaluate the project’s impact.
|February 2, 2018||
Student Mechatronics and ET projects. Share your best projects and why they work. How do you assess them?
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|March 23, 2018||
CLICK HERE: Join online meeting
We will share the remote mechatronics system set up by Dr. Tony Hsieh (TAMU) set up with San Antonio College with his recent NSF ATE grant.
Sheng-Jen (''Tony") Hsieh
|April 27, 2018||TBD|
|September 29, 2017: recording|
|October 27, 2017: videos
Skype for Business Tips:
· Use web version instead of the mobile application.
· Adjust camera settings in control panel as necessary.
· Use a headset if available and keep your connection on mute when you are not talking.
Grants supporting the MCE: