March 2021 Edu2Mfg Newsletter

In the March 2021 newsletter, we report on the most recent Shop Talk where Randy Schuster, Design Hub, American River College, gave a presentation on using simulations for remote instruction and the Breakfast with a Manufacturer where Mike Bell discussed careers with Cordova High School students. In addition, Autodesk®, announced that Fusion 360® is now available as a web app for students and educators. Parallax Inc. is offering Propeller 2 Developer Bundles to Mechatronics instructors. See the report on the success of the California Mobility Center (CMC) and Charles A. Jones Career & Education Center CMC Careers Pathways Program to prepare workers for manufacturing jobs. Also find announcements of other resources and webinars that may interest manufacturers and Career Technical Education instructors.

Read the Edu2Mfg March 2021 Newsletter

Shop Talk – Feb. 23 – Using Simulations

At the Shop talk on February 23, 2021 Randy Schuster, Design Hub, American River College, presented on using simulations for remote instruction. He demonstrated tools that enable students to experience milling, land surveying and drone flights. Even when COVID is over, Schuster envisions using the program for pre-training on the simulator before students actually get on mills. Watch the recording below.

Attend the CCCAOE Conference in March 2021

The California Community College Association for Occupational Education (CCCAOE) will be held remotely for three weeks during March, starting on the third. The theme is “Modeling Inclusiveness leads to a sustainable call to action.” This is a great opportunity to share best practices. The nine day interactive conference will take place March 3-5, 9-11 and 16-18. Learn more from the CCCOAE Spring 2021 Conference flyer.

Jan./Feb. 2021 Newsletter for Educators and Manufacturers

This issue reviews the winter Edu2Mfg Train the Trainer “Designing for Manufacturability using Fusion 360®.” Find out about student design and robotics competitions. California State University Chico announced an Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Robotics BS program and Sierra College Advanced Manufacturing courses are being offered in a hybrid format. Other seminars of interest to manufacturing instructors and industry partners were announced.

Read the Jan./Feb. 2021 Newsletter.

Smart Manufacturing Webinar on Feb. 17

The Community Colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties have invited those in the Sacramento region to attend their manufacturing webinars on AutoDesk®, Smart Manufacturing, Automation, Health & Manufacturing and Industry Collaboration.

The February Advanced Manufacturing Sector Discussion Forum topic is Smart Manufacturing Technologies on Feb 17, 2021 at 3 PM. Register in advance for Smart Manufacturing Technologies. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

CSU Chico Taking Applications for New Robotics Program

Students can now apply for the new Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Robotics BS program at California State University Chico. Graduates of this unique, multidisciplinary program are expected to become future leaders in California’s dynamic manufacturing industry. Learn more at the Chico Advanced Manufacturing webpage.

San Diego & Imperial Community Colleges to Offer Webinars

Watch for the specifics about planned webinars that will be of interest to manufacturing educators being offered by the Community Colleges in San Diego and Imperial counties. They include AutoDesk, Smart Manufacturing, Automation, Health & Manufacturing and Industry Collaboration. The first program begins in February. For information, contact Monica Rosas.

Apply for DEWALT Trade Scholarships by December 14

The DEWALT Trades Scholarship program is awarding up to 20 — $10,000 scholarships to students pursing majors in various trade fields. To apply, students must:

  • Be high school seniors, graduates or undergraduates
  • Plan to pursue a degree/certificate in trade fields that align with Maker goals, such as, construction, motor/power sector, mechanics or technology
  • Plan to attend full-time at a two-year college or vocational-technical school in the 2021-2022 academic year
  • Have or had a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent)

To Learn more and Apply click here. Click here for a flyer to download and share with students.

See Sac State Mechanical Engineering Showcase

Gain ideas from the Sacramento State University Mechanical Engineering students’ end-of-semester presentations. Sacramento State is making the Mechanical Engineering Graduate Student and Senior Design Showcase examples available online.

On Wednesday, December 2, the ME Graduate Student Showcase included five minute student poster presentations. The names of students and the titles of their poster presentations are available here.

On Friday, December 11, Sacramento State is holding the Mechanical Engineering Senior Design Showcase. The link to a recorded presentation for ME 190 and ME 191 projects will be posted on the department website.

Spring 2021 Manufacturing Classes Offer In-person Labs

Both Yuba and Sierra Colleges are offering in person advanced manufacturing labs because this is considered an essential profession.

Sierra College Advanced Manufacturing spring courses:

  • ADVM 0062 – Introduction to CAD/CAM
  • ADVM 0063 – Design 2-D Mfg of 3-D Objects
  • ADVM 0064 – Computer-Aided 2D Design
  • ADVM 0066 – CNC Machining Level 1
  • ADVM 0067 – CNC Machining Level 2

Sierra College also offers welding, mechatronics, engineering and drafting and engineering support.

Yuba College spring manufacturing courses include:

  • Prin Machine Shp MFGT-20-M0460
  • Interm Machine Shop MFGT-21-M5977
  • Comp Num Control MFGT-34-M0461
  • CAM MFGT-35-M7522
  • Prob Manufact Tech MFGT-60-M7523
  • Advanced Machine Shop MFGT-62-M4642

Yuba College also offers welding and drafting courses.