Campus members welcome to view mobile engineering lab, Wednesday (April 19)

Turbine Technologies, a Wisconsin-based company, has built a mobile engineering and technology laboratory. This climate controlled laboratory houses equipment which is used in educational institutions all over the world. The UW-Green Bay Engineering Technology program has invited the company to display and demo this mobile laboratory to UW-Green Bay students and faculty. The public is welcome to view the lab between 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. in the Laboratory Sciences parking lot (east end towards the Kress Event Center).

3D Printer

3D printers providing cutting-edge tools for UW-Green Bay Engineering Technology program

Engineering Technology students are benefiting from new 3D printing technology at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Faculty members say the advanced technology could rival top-ranked research universities.

“The 3D printer is a cutting-edge technology which is becoming a most wanted teaching tool at universities to enhance the teaching process of the instructor and the learning experience of the students,” said Assistant Professor Jagadeep Thota. “With the 3D printer, students can experience this advanced technology firsthand and fabricate intricate parts, giving them a more hands-on approach while completing their design projects.”

The 3D printing process is used to synthesize three-dimensional items in which consecutive layers of material are formed under computer control. Items can be almost any shape and are made using digital model data. The layers are made out of a biodegradable thermo polymer.

Thota and Assistant Professor Ryan Holzem, with input from faculty members Md Maruf Hossain, Mohammad Mahfuz and David Yan, were awarded the printers after submitting a short proposal to the Dremel #LearnMakeGive national competition describing the positive impact a 3D printer would have on the Engineering Technology students.

“3D printers will go a long way for the new Engineering Technology program and lab infrastructure at UW-Green Bay,” said Thota. “Personally, my goal is to graduate Engineering Technology majors from UW-Green Bay who are on par with their peers from top-ranked universities in the nation.”

Two Engineering Technology courses will use the 3D printers. In ET 207 Parametric Modeling II, students will be printing a mechanical component from their final computer-aided design (CAD) 3D model projects. In ET 322 Design Problems, students will design and print parts for an engine crane for their final project. In addition, the 3D printers will be used by the UW-Green Bay Engineering Club student chapter for various projects and activities.

The Engineering Technology department is currently seeking accreditation from the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. The first students to complete the program are expected to graduate in May 2017, allowing the accreditation process to begin.

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Faculty note: Mahfuz and Hossain lead group on WBAY tour

A group of students from the Engineering Technology Program led by Assistant Professors Upal Mahfuz and Md Maruf Hossain (Electrical Engineering Technology) visited WBAY–TV Feb. 9, 2017. The trip was organized by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Northeastern Wisconsin Chapter. Students learned the internal workings of a TV broadcast station followed by a dinner, tour and networking opportunity with engineers from various companies of Northeast Wisconsin. WBAY provides news, weather, traffic reports, sports and entertainment to the Green Bay, Appleton and Oshkosh areas.

Faculty note: Hossain publication

UW-Green Bay Assistant Prof. Md Maruf Hossain (engineering technology) recently co-authored a paper with undergraduate students from Bangladesh titled, “Grid Frequency Estimation Using Rife-Vincent Class I Window Based Discrete Fourier Transform.” It was presented during the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ International Women in Engineering Conference in Prune, India Dec. 19-21. He is also the co-author of a second paper, “Three-Phase Phase-Locked Loop for Grid Voltage Phase Estimation under Unbalanced and Distorted Conditions,” which has been accepted for presentation in the Power and Energy Conference in Champaign, Illinois Feb. 23-24.  

 

 

Prof. Mahfuz discusses expanding broadband to rural area

“Gov. Scott Walker is asking the state Legislature to pass a bill that allocates about $35 million to expand broadband and technology in rural areas. Walker was in Seymour Thursday where a year ago he held the first of more than 70 listening sessions in the past year. The governor says he heard a common theme.” Fox 11 had the story and discussed the possibilities with UW-Green Bay Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz. Watch here.

Join ET 101 for ‘Economics Fundamentals’ presentation

The public is invited to “Economics Fundamentals for Engineering Technologists” at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30 in MAC Hall 225. The presenter is Prof. Tanvir H. Khan (Economics, NWTC). Engineering technologists should have solid knowledge and understanding of economics in order to be successful in their professional roles. Tanvir Khan will provide a short overview of the fundamental principles of economics and different economic analysis tools. He will explain how these tools can be applied to decision-making process in engineering technology. For more information, contact M. Upal Mahfuz, mahfuzm@uwgb.edu or Jagadeep Thota, thotaj@uwgb.edu/.

Electrical Engineering Technology take industry tour to PCMC

The UW-Green Bay Electrical Engineering Technology students led by Assistant Prof. Mohammad Mahfuz went to an industry tour to Paper Converting Machine Company (PCMC) headquartered in Green Bay. PCMC is a renowned engineering company working on tissue converting, packaging, and other technologies and has an 85-year-long experience in machine design and manufacturing as well as service to industries. The student group visited their facilities to learn more about electrical machines and their design, electrical codes and safety procedures in industry, control systems, supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, and the overall industrial manufacturing process.

Faculty note: Assistant Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz

Assistant Prof. Mohammad Upal Mahfuz (Electrical Engineering Technology, Natural and Applied Sciences) recently had a paper accepted for publication in the IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience Journal. The title of the paper is “Achievable Strength-based Signal Detection in Quantity-constrained PAM OOK Concentration-encoded Molecular Communication.” Details on the paper as well as its abstract can be found at http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/7736060/. Prof. Mahfuz’s research interests are available at his website http://www.uwgb.edu/mahfuzm/.

Superfund presentation this week

Please join in on the discussion, “Multi-Disciplinary Superfund Teams – Engineering Success Through Coordinated Team Work and Communication,” at 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 2, in MAC 225 led by Steve Laszewski, Ph.D. Laszewski is the senior vice president of Foth, a national engineering and science consulting firm, and has spent the past 15 years focused on the water cleanup of contaminated sediment Superfund Sites. Fundamentals of Engineering Technology ET-101 Invited Talks are free and open to the public.