GT MENTOR: A High School Education Program in Systems Engineering and Additive Manufacturing

David W. Rosen, Dirk Schaefer, Daniel Schrage

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Abstract

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring the MENTOR program as the outreach part of its Adaptive Vehicle Make suite of programs. Georgia Tech has been awarded a contract to involve up to 1000 high schools after 4 years in a series of prize challenges. A web-based collaborative design-manufacturing infrastructure will be developed that integrates CAD, CAE, design-for-manufacturing, and CAM software tools with a network of 3D printers and other manufacturing resources. In distributed teams, students will design, fabricate, and construct electro-mechanical systems (e.g., ground vehicle robots) to perform complex tasks. Many parts they design will be fabricated on 3D printers that are located in high schools or nearby sites. A project objective is to have students learn about collaborative design, advanced manufacturing, and new product development practices and to become excited about pursuing technology-based careers.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event23rd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Symposium (SFF 2012) - Austin, Texas, USA United States
Duration: 6 Aug 20128 Aug 2012

Conference

Conference23rd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Symposium (SFF 2012)
CountryUSA United States
CityAustin, Texas
Period6/08/128/08/12

Keywords

  • Systems engineering
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Cloud-based Design and Manufacturing

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    Rosen, D. W., Schaefer, D., & Schrage, D. (2012). GT MENTOR: A High School Education Program in Systems Engineering and Additive Manufacturing. Paper presented at 23rd Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium – An Additive Manufacturing Symposium (SFF 2012), Austin, Texas, USA United States.