Teaching


2019 Spring~present Course: IE 6810 Advanced Topics on Additive Manufacturing (new)
Description:This course aims to help graduate students in understanding the latest developments and critical challenges of 3D printing, and provide students with related techniques and practical experience in developing novel AM processes and applications. The course will prepare the students for advanced careers related to advanced manufacturing.
2017 Spring~present Course: IE 4650 Mechatronics Engineering for Smart Device Design (new)
Description: This course introduces to senior undergraduate and graduate the basic mechatronics system components, and the design principles of using mechatronics to meet functionality requirements of products, processes and systems. Several lab-oriented assignments and team-based course projects are presented with innovative case studies in diverse application domains.
2019 Spring: Final Project Videos
2018 Spring: Final Project Videos, Showcase Flyers
2017 Spring: Final Project Videos
2017 Fall~present Course: ENGR 2760 Design for Manufacturing
Description: Design for Manufacturing (DFM) is concerned with the fundamentals of design, engineering graphics, and manufacturing processing; computer graphics using Creo for CAD/CAM; typical industrial processes, including machining, casting, welding, forming; prototype fabrication using additive manufacturing techniques; next generation manufacturing & design tools; laboratory exercises and projects. Topics include: engineering design, computer graphics, computer-aided design, engineering materials, traditional and non-traditional manufacturing techniques, numerically controlled machine tools, additive manufacturing and process planning.


Outreach


Femineer® Program
We have been participating in the Femineer program at the college of engineeeing at the University of Iowa to introduce the latest additive manufacturng technologies and applications to 6-12 grade students. The aim of the program is to inspire young women to pursue STEM.
Left image: AMPRL researcher Li was hosting a lab tour to the young participants.
Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI)
We have worked with the Iowa Educational Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (IESBVI) in guiding students who are blind or visually impaired from all over the state to participate in a regional robotics contest.
See the reports on media: CBS2/FOX28, the college of engineering, Iowa Now
The Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP)
We have continuously collaborated with the Belin-Blank Center at the University of Iowa to support the next generation of high-achieving young researchers. Every summer, the Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP) brings exceptionally bright 11th and 12th graders from all over the world to the University of Iowa for a five-week research residency. Our lab has hosted SSTP students since 2018.
Left image: courtesy of the Belin-Blank Center.
The regional Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposium (JSHS)
We have been hosting lab tours for the regional Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposium (JSHS), a Department of Defense funded national science competition in which high schoolers present their original research. Winners receive big scholarships and prestigious awards.
Left image: AMPRL researcher Fan was showcasing a micro-size batman under a microscope to K-12 students.