- INDUSTRIAL ADVISORY
- Industrial and Manufacturing
- California State
Polytechnic University, Pomona
- Minutes of Meeting
- August 19, 1998
Members: Bonsutto, Cowan, Dudley, Hall, Mazmanian, Nordhoff,
Olson, Phelan, ReVelle
Faculty: Abedini, Bauch, Ghosh, Girouard, Parisay, Rosenkrantz
Dean's Office: Abrams
In the absence of Chairman Schelvan, the meeting was chaired
by Professor Rosenkrantz
Introductions: Members introduced themselves, including new
members, Bob Bonsutto from UPS and Vahe Mazmanian
Department Report (Rosenkrantz)
Engineering Building - Present plans are that the building will be occupied
in the Fall of 2000. It was noted that administrative details
have slowed the progress of the building. Funding for the building
is in place, however, the building is being furnished by a fund-raising
campaign. Not only should funds raised furnish the building,
they should also serve as an endowment fund to maintain the labs
at the state-of-the-art condition.
A new CNC machine for its labs has just
been received by the IME Department.
Foundry support continues to be very strong, especially that
received from ASF.
- The IME Department, as well as the entire College, is preparing
for an ABET accreditation visit in `99. The department is making
good use of the QFD technique in its preparation for the visit.
This visit will be unlike any of the previous visits in that
ABET is more interested in outcomes assessment than in the details
of each program. This is a new approach for ABET, and it has
caused problems at many well-known schools.
Work on a "Quality Option" in
the MFE curriculum continues. The department is working with
ASQ on the option using a grant provided by SME for that purpose.
Members may be requested to be interviewed
to further define "quality." In this vein, Jack
ReVelle noted that some data may be available from a University
of Arizona study. He will make the data available.
The department has instituted a Certificate
Program In CAD. This is the first in a series of certificate
programs. The department plans a series of seminars, workshops
etc. all working with Continuing Education.
- The department Web Home Page was explained. Copies of various
parts of the page were distributed. Members were urged to bring
up the page and comment on it at the next meeting.
The "Ambassador Program" was
explained. Ambassadors will be recruited for each high school
area to serve as a conduit of information about IME to the high
school. Volunteers from the IAC are needed. One member volunteered
at the meeting. A question was raised regarding placing the program
at the college versus the department level. Many departments
in the College do not need to do any recruiting and do not need
such a program, therefore, it is better suited for operation
at the department level. It was noted that the Ambassador could
identify himself as representing the college.
A grant has been received by the university
for a program to inculcate future teachers in the Teachers Education
program in the methods and procedures of the engineering profession.
SME has changed its granting priorities.
A handout was distributed explaining the new program. It was
noted particularly that the program emphasizes programs which
provide practical hands-on experience for students.
Engineering Colloquium - This very popular program, now in its third
year, was explained. It was noted that the program ties in with
the department home page. The program for the coming year is
being finalized. Volunteers are needed for presentations. Members
were urged to consider volunteering.
Western Taguchi Center - The fourth annual symposium will be held in
November. Brochures were distributed to all members with details.
The department receives financial support for each attendee who
identifies himself as a Cal Poly attendee. The home page has
Tour of Facilites - A tour of the
departmental facilities was conducted for interested members.
Meeting adjourned at 9:35am
Calendar for future meetings:
Wednesday, November 4, 1998 (Note: the
normal third Wednesday coincides with the Fourth Annual Product
Development Symposium, Nov 17-20. The second Wednesday, November
11, is the traditional Veteran's Day. Therefore, for 1998 only,
we will hold our meeting on the first Wednesday, November 4.)
February 17, 1999
May 19, 1999