Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute

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The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) is one of Georgia Tech’s ten interdisciplinary research institutes (IRI’s) and part of the broader Georgia Tech research enterprise. GTMIs work with all of Georgia Tech’s colleges, the Enterprise Innovation Institute (EI2), the Georgia Manufacturing Extension Partnership (GaMEP), other IRIs, and the Georgia Tech Research Institute. They aim to collaborate in a cross-discipline way to fully harness GT’s strengths and resources related to manufacturing. Under the direction of Dr. Billyde Brown Workforce for Tomorrow fellow, Iesha Baldwin will work on various projects with the following deliverables as part of the AI Manufacturing & Logistics Vertical: 

Acquire basic 3D CAD and prototyping (machining and 3D printing) skills 

  • Audit ME 2110 undergraduate course – “Creative Decisions and Design” 
  • Self-learn Fusion 360 using free Autodesk resources 
  • Train to code Arduino for custom programming of machine tools and 3D printers 
  • Tour and learn SOA AM, HM, and analysis tools in GTMI’s AI Manufacturing Pilot Facility 

Gain research experience in thin-film manufacturing 

  • Shadow undergraduate and/or graduate researchers 
  • Observe and operate nanofabrication and materials characterization equipment. 

Assist with educational and workforce development activities 

  • Assist MBE manufacturers and client companies of the Georgia MBDA Business Center 
  • Help plan and recruit for NSF REVAMP REU summer program 

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