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ET - Industrial Advisory Board

MISSION STATEMENT

The mission of the IAB is to provide guidance, advice and support to assist the achievement of the goals and objectives of the Engineering  Technology Program in the Department of Engineering Technology at Texas State University . The Board provides an effective linkage between the Engineering Technology Program and  program constituencies including alumni, faculty, and industry. 

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the IAB are to:

  • Review the Program Educational Objective (PEO) periodically (every three years or as required based on the board’s evaluation).
  • Provide an independent, constructive assessment of the program and activities related to teaching, research, and service including a review of items such as: 1) faculty; 2) curriculum; 3) students; 4) administration; 5) equipment and facilities; and 6) alumni/industrial relations.
  • Act as a two-way conduit for communicating between the Department and alumni, industry and government.
  • Review the results of accreditation visits and provide advice and assistance to the Department in the development and maintenance of a continuous improvement plan.
  • Serve as an advocate for the Department with College dean and the University administration.
  • Adopt a proactive role in helping the Department to:
    • Acquire resources for faculty development.
    • Enhance and support student professional society activities.
    • Help students find full-time job /internship positions.
    • Identify potential industrial partners and projects for Senior Design course.
    • Assist in laboratory development.
    • Support fundraising activities and events.
  • Develop the necessary procedures and guidelines for various functions of the IAB.
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  • Dr. Hector T Hinojosa
    Principal Geoscientist & Founder
    Cordillera Geo-Services, LLC

    Mr. Jack Krohmer
    Managing Partner
    Control Networks Plus

    Ms. Valerie Little
    Industrial Engineering Manager
    Applied Materials

    Mr. Peter Macler
    Management and Engineering Consultant
    Peter E. Macler Associates, PLLC

    Dr. Sam Matson
    Energy Manager
    CMC Americas

    Mr. James Mulhall
    CUE Planning Group leader
    Tokyo Electron America

    Mr. Wayne Wheatley
    Worldwide Operations Sr. Director
    Global Supply Chain

  • Dr. Earl Ingram
    President
    Ingram Readymix, I

    Mr. Greg Jurrens
    Principal Technical Sales
    DBJ Systems, LLC

    Ms. Valerie Little
    Industrial Engineering Manager
    Applied Materials

    Mr. Peter Macler
    Management and Engineering Consultant
    Peter E. Macler Associates, PLLC

    Dr. Sam Matson
    Energy Manager
    CMC Americas

    Mr. Eric Meyer
    President
    Oil City Iron Works, Inc.

    Mr. James Mulhall
    Tokyo Electron America
    TEL US Installation & CUE Planning Group leader

    Mr. Wayne Wheatley
    Worldwide Operations Sr. Director
    Global Supply Chain

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  • AFS Seminar Series
    In Fall 2020, Mr. Peter Macler gave a talk related to future opportunities in metal casting industry. He also discussed the new environmental aspects and metal casting industry and new advances in this area. Mr. Macler is one the IAB member. For the past 33 years he has operated Peter E.  Macler Associates, PLLC, a Professional Engineering Firm that provides Engineering and Management Consulting Services to Clients in North America, Europe, and Asia.

     


    Partnership with Inductive Automation
    The Engineering Technology Department at Texas State University partnered with Inductive Automation to adopt Ignition Software in support of teaching and research activities in the department. In 2017, Dr. Sam Matson, an IAB member,  facilitated a donation of an Ignition SCADA software perpetual license to the Engineering Technology department.

     


    PLC donation by Phoenix Contact
    Phoenix Contact donated two PLC sets the Engineering Technology Programs. This donation was facilitated by Mr. Jack Krohmer who joined the IAB in Fall 2019. The future plan is to unitizes the PLCs to control devices in various  manufacturing labs in the ET department. The PLCs will be connected to Ignition Software to create an integrated control, monitoring, and data acquisition system. 

     


    CMC-Sponsored Senior Design Project
    In Spring 2019, CMC sponsored a Senior Design Project related to design and fabrication of a tool that can be used to extract the mandrel from the electrode arm that incorporates worker safety, does not damage the arm or mandrel, and is relatively simple to use. Two student teams were involved in this project. One of the teams received the Industry Choice Award in the Senior Design Day. Dr. Sam Matson facilitated this collaboration.