INDUSTRIAL ADVISORY COUNCIL
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Minutes of Meeting #58
Phelan, Redondo, Goetsch, Schelvan, Hoover, Pitts
Faculty: Girouard, Hartnett, Matulich Parisay, Rosenkrantz, Sadat,
Guests: Wight, Orange Coast College
Dean's Office: James, Rathmann
Students: Coronado, Tillis
- The meeting was called to order by Chairman
Schelvan with a round of self introductions.
- The first order of business was a presentation
by Dr. Carl Rathmann, Dean of the College of Engineering.
- IME Chair Report
Departmental Homepage - A homepage has been constructed on the World
Wide Web for the department. A printed copy of many of the pages was distributed.
The organization of the page was explained. It was noted that the page
is a resource to anyone surfing the Web. Special pages dealing with alumni
and student response were discussed. The page has generated about 60 inquiries
since last June. Many of these have been from prospective students. The
department follows up rigorously each of these inquiries.
Colloquium Series - The series will continue this year. The format
will change slightly to allow for earlier attendance and to extend the
time for presentations and questions. The initial series will concentrate
on "Doing Business in_________." It will feature Mexico, the
Orient, Asia etc. That series will be followed by a series using as its
theme the Taguchi series presented last year. [Editor's Note: The theme
of the Winter 98 Colloquium was changed. See the Colloquium Page.]
Recruiting - A handout (attached) was distributed. It was noted
that a majority of our students are community college transfers, and we
should concentrate our efforts on this source. A networking approach was
explained. The network will consist of IAC members, alumni and students
from various areas who will team to speak to high school and community
college classes, and importantly follow up with any student who shows interest
in IME. Special training and materials will be prepared for this group.
Articulation agreements with the community colleges will be brought up
to date. The visitor from Orange Coast noted that we would be welcome to
attend the Awards Banquet which they hold, and that we can get information
in their newsletter.
Fundraising - A $600,000 funding opportunity exists within Cal Poly
which the department is taking advantage of with a new machining center
and a new robot. The SME awards were noted. The department has been accepted
by the Foundrymen's Assoc. which will present an opportunity for future
funding. A new program is available this year from SME: $600,000 funding
for past programs, and $1 million for new programs.
- Professor Rosenkrantz is resigning his position as department chair.
Dr. Sadat has been nominated by the faculty as his replacement. Phil will
continue to work on the IAC, Taguchi presentations etc. and continuing
engineering education, Short discussion of the computer leasing program.
Short discussion of the move to the modular buildings.
Meeting adjourned at 9:30am
- Calendar update
- Please include these IAC Breakfast Meeting dates on your calendar::
February 18, 1998
May 20, 1998
August 19, 1998