The Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE)

PACE 2014

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PACE 2013

The Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) is an organization geared towards educating and inspiring students to work collaboratively in a global setting, and to create an awareness of current social and economic issues. NMSU Department of Industrial Engineering has actively participated in their Annual Forum and in their Design Competitions.

RESULTS OF PARTICIPATION

POSTER#1
Valles-Rosales, D. J., and Pines, E. (2011). ”Raising the Practical Skills of Engineering
Students: A Collaborative Innovated Manufacturing Framework.” 2011 PACE Global
Annual Forum. Vancouver, Canada. July 2011.

 

COMPETITION#1
Participation in the Sustainable Urban Transportation Global Competition in the 2012
PACE Annual Forum in Shanghai, China.

Ntengwa Mukosa from Industrial Engineering and Jason Lane Wright from Mechanical
Engineering participated in the Sustainable Urban Transportation Global Competition during the 2012 PACE Annual Forum in Shanghai, China. Ntengwa and Jason contributed in the ergonomic design of the interior of a sustainable car as well as in the manufacturing of the prototype car using rapid prototyping technologies. James Knight and a group from the course IE478 Facilities Planning and Design participated in the proposition of an innovated facility to produce this new sustainable car in India. Students got a second place in this global competition.

 

 

COMPETITION#2
NMSU team participated in the 2013 PACE Annual Forum in Pasadena, CA, in various activities. One of the main activities was the Portable Assisted Mobility Device (PAMD) Competition in collaboration with University of Sao Pablo, Brazil; the Art Center College of Design, US; Instituto Politecnico Nacional, Mexico; and Jilin University, China.

  • Participating in the Portable Assisted Mobility Device (PAMD) as the 2012-2014 Global PACE Project and Competition

 

Results Phase #1 2012-2013 Competition during the 2013 PACE Annual Forum in Pasadena, CA:

Seven teams participated in PHASE #1 PAMD Competition. Each team consists of five institutions. NMSU participated in TEAM #2 and collaborated with University of Sao Pablo, the Art Center College of Design, Instituto Politecnico Nacional, and Jilin University.

The student participants in PAMD Competition Phase #1 are

Students Academic Department
Anita Martinez Department of Industrial Engineering New Mexico AMP
Ruben Arauz Department of Industrial Engineering New Mexico AMP
Joseph Moreno Department of Industrial Engineering New Mexico AMP
James Knight Department of Industrial Engineering BGREEN/USDA
Fernando Perez Department of Industrial Engineering BGREEN/USDA
Mesfer Murayh Department of Industrial Engineering
Hisham Almadi Department of Industrial Engineering
Cody Kirk Department of Mechanical Engineering
Alain Simental Department of Mechanical Engineering BGREEN/USDA

Mentors
Dr. Edward Pines, Department of Industrial Engineering
Dr. Delia J. Valles-Rosales, Department of Industrial Engineering
Dr. Yong Park, Department of Mechanical Engineering

Results from PAMD Competition Phase #1
1st Place in Industrial Design Criteria
1st Place in Market Research Analysis
2nd Place in Manufacturing Criteria
2nd Place in Engineering Criteria

In Phase #2, NMSU will be leading the manufacturing efforts and build the functional prototype on campus in collaboration with the other members of the team. 2014 Forum will be held in Turin, Italy.

In addition, Cody Kirk who attended the training NX sessions, got certified in NX 8.5

 

  • Presenting a poster during the 2013 PACE Annual Forum in Pasadena, CA:

Title: Ergonomic Analysis of Innovative Sustainable PACE Vehicle Design

Authors: Ruben Arauz, Anita Martinez, James Knight, Joseph Moreno, Fernando Perez, Mesfer Murayh, Hisham Almadi, Dr. Edward Pines, and Dr. Delia J. Valles-Rosales,*  from the Department of Industrial Engineering

Cody Kirk and Alain Simental, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Marcelo Alves, Matheus Rocha, and Giovana Pancheri, from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of São Paulo

  • 2013 PACE Annual Forum Judging for poster and oral presentations.

Participant: Dr. Delia J. Valles-Rosales

 

  • PACE Women in Design/Engineering Panel during the 2013 PACE Annual Forum

Panel Discussion –

    • Moderator – Michele Grimm, Wayne State University
    • Panelists:
      • Lilli Melikian- Art Center Alumna, Designer at Honda Research America
      • Laura Johnson – Art Center Student
      • Angela Barbee-Hatter – GM
      • Delia Valles-Rosales – NMSU
      • Bonita Banducci – Santa Clara University & WEPAN

Acknowledgements
We wish to acknowledge the generous support of the Department of Industrial Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the College of Engineering, the National Science Foundation, the New Mexico Alliance for Minority Participation, and the US Department of Agriculture.
We would like to thank all those people who worked on this project: Professors, Staff, and Students from the Departments of Industrial Engineering and Mechanical Engineering.
We would like to thank the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil for leading the PAMD project exceptionally.
We appreciate the Partners for Advancement of Collaborative Education for the opportunity to present this poster and participate in the PAMD Competition in Pasadena, CA.

DETAILS ABOUT THE PAMD PROJECT/COMPETITION
The Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE) is an organization geared towards educating and inspiring students to work collaboratively in a global setting, and to create an awareness of current social and economic issues. In keeping with these objectives the PACE Global Leadership Committee has developed the Portable Assisted Mobility Device (PAMD) as the 2012-2014 Global PACE Project. Industrial Design, Engineering, and Manufacturing students from the various global PACE Institutions work closely together to design and build production ready products that address the various global challenges. For this project students are encouraged to freely express as much conceptual innovation as possible as they create transformative and inspiring visions for the future.

The PAMD is a small power assisted vehicle that can be taken on a train, bus, or can be stowed or carried indoors. It addresses the first and the last mile scenario as it mixes seamlessly with public transportation and personal urban transportation. The PAMD can be similar to a light eco vehicle, a portable vehicle, a folding bicycle, or modular scooter. Enclosed design solutions are optional for concepts that include weather protection considerations. The PAMD concepts should be designed to carry one passenger and their personal cargo, which may include a briefcase, purse, backpack, and other such personal items.

New Mexico State University (NMSU) joined this project halfway through the first phase, where the initial design of the device was almost decided upon and duties were still being assigned. NMSU specifically participated in the affordability analysis for manufacturing, the determination of the design materials, CAD model, manufacturing analysis, manufacturability, carbon footprint, flexibility for manufacturing, business plan, and an initial layout analysis of a facility for the production of the device and plant safety.

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