This summer, four fellows representing some of the best young talent in advanced manufacturing have descended upon Houston to work on rapid prototyping thrusts for one month. This all fell under a new organization I am proud to be a part of along with Dr. Jordan Miller, newly an Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at Rice University. We’re calling this organization AMRI: Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute.
Jordan and I are heavily motivated in our careers by mentorship and education. We both feel a responsibility to translate our knowledge in a way that can be easily understood by students of all ages. The fellowship component of AMRI presents a perfect opportunity to work with smart, motivated young students in the maker community and arm them with tools from the scientific community.
We hope you are able to share in our excitement about this organization either by simply reading about it, or by joining our web broadcast of the final talks tomorrow (details below), or even by making a tax-deductible donation to the 501c3 institute here.
The Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute is focused on providing breakthrough mentorship, infrastructure, and research funding for promising young makers to pursue their interests using the scientific method. It accomplishes this through an intensive fellowship where mentor and student work closely together to tailor the learning based on a three-tiered framework closely resembling the engineering design process: a) define, design, and develop, b) quantify and qualify, and, c) document and deploy. The conclusion of each fellowship will see all fellows publicly presenting their work to an open audience of peers and the general public as well as publishing all their work online free for all to use.
In the summer of 2013 AMRI welcomed its first fellows for a one-month pilot program at Rice University in the laboratory of Dr. Jordan Miller.
For more information about AMRI, please see the announcement post to the Rep Rap blog earlier this month: http://blog.reprap.org/2013/08/announcing-amri-advanced-manufacturing.html
2013 AMRI Fellows
Final AMRI Fellow Presentations
Join us tomorrow, Friday, August 22nd at 4pm CST for final presentations from the 2013 AMRI Fellows. The format will be brief talks (~5min) by the fellows followed by 10-15 min Q&A / discussion about each project. The public is invited to watch and participate. Talks will be slightly technical but are designed to engage both the general public and the technically minded.