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New Seminar Course: Industry 4.0 and Manufacturing Ingenuity

Posted 01/15/2019
Submitted by Edward Diehl
Category: Campus Announcements, Student Announcements

A partnership between the University of Connecticut, Central Connecticut State University, University of Hartford, University of New Haven, Trinity College, and Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology (CCAT) has been formed to establish the Industry 4.0 Synergistic Platform of Innovation-Rich Education (IN4SPIRE). IN4SPIRE will train students in the real-world application of advanced manufacturing technologies, foster industry connections that motivate students to develop ingenuity mindsets to become highly successful 21st-century workforce, and to bring proven innovation into the industrial base via the proofs of concept.

This one-credit seminar course aims at a) providing students with exposure to emerging technologies in automation, cyber physical systems and informatics, focusing on advanced manufacturing, which is known as Industry 4.0 (i.e., the fourth industrial revolution); and b) fostering innovation and entrepreneurship mindsets of students through coordinated mentorship by faculty and industry experts. The course is built upon seminars by invited industrial speakers to introduce cutting-edge technologies and challenges, and culminated by workshops with students presenting innovative concepts to advance the state-of-the-art. The main themes of the seminars include various aspects of manufacturing devices and integration, and the associated process and data. 

This seminar course is offered under ES-342 Engineering Practice for CETA students, but is open to all UHart students with sophomore standing and above.  

See the brochure below for more information.