Discipline: Technology & Engineering
Subcategory: STEM Research
Tarik Dickens - FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Florida A&M University
Co-Author(s): Hui Wang & Carl Moore, FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, Tallahassee, Florida
The FAMU RISE: CPR program is in the 3rd year of implementation and has had considerable success in promoting Master’s students funded through this program to persist to doctoral programs. Three out three students are currently in doctoral programs in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering for one-semester or more. Two of those students graduated from the Industrial and Manufacturing engineering department. Additionally, part of the broadening impact of the RISE program has been on the broadening aspects of the joint ?Engi-prenuerial program? at the NSF REU site. The RISE program has facilitated the coordination of these activities and achieved a record number of applicants from around the nation. Fourteen undergraduates students from around the country (e.g. Howard, U. Buffalo, BCU, etc.), pressed through the 10-week summer curriculum. The outcome of which demonstrates entrepreneurial insight into converting materials research into a marketable venture. Students utilized additive manufacturing as a fundamental materials concept and demonstrated for their research topic its relevance in a 5 min pitch. Local entrepreneurs from Leon County participated as judges and four interns were award special recognition. The REU over the past few years has led to increased matriculation of internal students pursue graduate degrees. The RISE REU addition has supported nearly 25+ interns. Highlights of the RISE: CPR grant includes novel applications of RISE technology in the 2019 SAMPE:CAMX graduate competition, where Marquese Pollard won first place. The research has reached the milestone of cloud-computing for robotic-printing. This is the first system with real-time controls for freeform manufacturing altering the nature in which we fabricate structural devices.
Funder Acknowledgement(s): NSF #1646897
Faculty Advisor: None Listed,
NSF Affiliation: CREST