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LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow

LIFT: Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow

LIFT, APLU Convening Education Experts to Translate Manufacturing Research Into Developing Technology-Savvy Workforce

Lightweight Innovations For Tomorrow, the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) today announced an initiative to empanel an Expert Education Team to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities workers at all levels will need in order to deploy new technologies, materials, and processes in manufacturing.

LIFT, one of the founding Manufacturing USA institutes, and part of the National Network of Manufacturing Innovation program, is a Detroit-based public-private partnership dedicated to developing and deploying advanced lightweight metal manufacturing technologies, and implementing education and training programs to better prepare the workforce today and in the future.

Expert Educator Team Members

  • Fazleena Badurdeen, Associate Professor Director of Graduate Studies for Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Kentucky
  • Amy Clarke, Associate Professor and Site Director, Center for Advanced Non-Ferrous Structural Alloys, Colorado School of Mines
  • Chad Duty, Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee Knoxville
  • Muhammad Jahan, Assistant Professor, Miami (Ohio) University
  • Gene Liao, Professor and Director Electric-Drive Vehicle Engineering and Alternative Energy Technology, Wayne State University
  • Rebecca Taylor, Senior Vice President, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS)
  • James (Jim) Woodell, Vice President for Economic Development and Community Engagement, APLU
  • Kelly Zelesnik, Dean, Engineering, Business, and Information Technologies, Lorain County Community College

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