Student Participates in National NSF Conference
November 10, 2014
Ian Munsell of Auburn, a high honors student in the Precision Machining Technology (PMT) program at Central Maine Community College (CMCC), recently participated in a National Science Foundation (NSF) conference in Washington, D.C.
Munsell was one of only 50 students who received a scholarship to attend the conference, which was titled “Developing Leaders, Broadening Impact.” He prepared and staffed a display related to CMCC’s RAMP (Regional Advanced Machining Partnership) project, which is funded by NSF. He also attended the student recognition breakfast where he was presented with an award.
Attending with Munsell were Devin Watson, chairperson of the PMT program and Diane Dostie, dean of corporate & community services.
The RAMP project is developing a Certificate in Advanced Machining that supports regional and national manufacturers by creating hybrid on-line curriculum for graduates of associate degree programs in machining. The courses include advanced machining theories and applications required to set up and run multi-axis computer numeric control (CNC) equipment used in high tech manufacturing plants. The certificate prepares students for advanced level positions in the machining field related to multi-axis CNC equipment.
Photo caption: Ian Munsell staffs the CMCC “RAMP” display at the National Science Foundation conference in Washington, D.C.