Summer 2015 has been a great time to explore scientific interests. Eleven STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) based robotics camps were attended by over 150 Alabama middle and high school students. The distinctive characteristic of all camps is a deliberate focus on the TECHNOLOGY and ENGINEERING components of STEM. Using a robotics platform to emphasize a distinct STEM based theme, these camps are designed to pique student interest in advanced manufacturing through a positive exposure to robotics, and technology-oriented problem solving experiences within a fun and active hands-on environment.
CARCAM was recently in Portland, OR for the High Impact Technology (HI-TEC) Conference. HI-TEC is a national conference that focuses on advanced technological education ranging from Advanced Manufacturing Technologies to Nanotechnology. The event focuses on the preparation needed by the current and future workforce in the high-tech sectors that are becoming increasingly vital to our economy. Secondary and post-secondary educators, industry professionals, and other trade advocates come and expand their knowledge and skills through various workshops and seminars. Beverly Hilderbrand (above), who served as chairman of the Awards Board, presented the awards given at HI-TEC this year.
Wallace State Student Awarded Bill Taylor Scholarship
Left Bill Taylor Scholarship winner student Scott Bartlett & Department Chair and Instructor Joe Hendrix, Industrial Electronics/Mechatronics at Wallace State Community College in Hanceville
In June, the AlabamaGermany Partnership presented the Bill Taylor Scholarship to Wallace State Community College student Scott Bartlett.
The scholarship was named after former Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI) CEO and President Bill Taylor (now President of EDPA). This award is given annually through the AAMA Scholarship program. The scholarship is given to a student residing in Alabama with an objective in pursuing a career in automotive manufacturing.Full Article Here
Congratulations Jefferson State Community College!
Congrats to JSCC for recently being awarded the NSF funded ATE Grant "Advancing Education in Production Technology". With the funding from this grant, JSCC can further its reach in educating students in the latest production technology materials and prepare them for a career in manufacturing!
2015-16 AAMA-Dr. Bernard J. Schroer Scholarship Recipients
After careful deliberation, the AAMA Scholarship Committee has selected 10 students to receive the AAMA scholarship. The AAMA scholarship is available for up to 12 students from CARCAM partner Colleges per year, each student must meet several areas of critera in ordered for their application to proceed to the Scholarship Committee. A total of $15,000 worth of scholarships were awarded for the 2015-16 academic year. Congratulations to all of the recipients!
Bradley Adams - CACC
Matthew Clark - CACC
Kaleb Clark - GSCC
Kaytlyn Naugher - GSCC
Jordan Pruitt - GSCC
Colin Wells -LSCC
John Pierce - TSTC
James Segers - TSTC
Mason Thompson - TSTC
Scott Bartlett - WSCC(Hanceville)
CARCAM Partner Colleges
CARCAM responds to rapid advanced manufacturing sector growth by establishing and implementing innovative methods to develop a highly-skilled, diverse technical workforce and provide state-of-the-art professional development.
Who Are We? The CARCAM consortium is one of 36 regional National Science Foundation ATE Center’s. We are educating today’s workforce in cutting–edge technology. Our curriculum is specifically designed and developed with input from business and industry and implemented in today’s highly advanced technical manufacturing industry.
Why CARCAM? CARCAM Colleges offer students the opportunity to learn advanced technology skills that drive the regional economy.