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Nutter Publishes Article

Paul Nutter, associate professor of technology, is co-author of an article published in the March 2010 issue of Manufacturing Engineering Magazine, a publication of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers.

The article, “Online Simulation Tools for Advanced WFD,” has the subtitle "Lessons learned in higher education can guide industry training.” Along with John Irwin, Michigan Technological University and Daniel Kirby, Central Connecticut State University, Nutter writes about experiences in the classroom.

Concerning ONU, the article says, “ONU also provides a series of classes utilizing advanced industrial computer simulation software, primarily based on the Catia CAD platform. Juniors and seniors learn various applications through tutorials and simulation exercises, and then crate independent projects to demonstrate and develop basic competencies. Student teams are then formed to complete projects at local manufacturing operations where they observe processes, create simulations and present the results at the company facility. Much of the training for these classes includes online tutorials and practice exercises with the students working at a self-paced rate. Again there was an issue with students procrastinating and not adequately completing the individual tutorials. New procedures require students to submit periodic exercises.”