This project is supporting and creating innovative curriculum, lab exercises and pathways to increase the number of qualified technicians and engineers in the areas of operation, troubleshooting, design and integration of automated manufacturing systems (industrial automation). The curriculum pathways include a series of courses, lab exercises (hands-on, remote and virtual formats) and learning experiences that equip students for a successful career in automated systems and industrial automation. Innovative instructional technologies including intelligent tutoring systems, simulation, animation, and games will utilized to make industrial automation education more accessible and interesting.


Innovative Curriculum for Industrial Automation (Understanding Supporting and Creating Curriculum Pathways for Industrial Automation Careers) is a National Science Foundation project funded under Grant No. 1304843. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.