Inaugural College of Engineering and Computing Research Symposium

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On August 28, 2020

Please join us for Missouri S&T’s inaugural College of Engineering and Computing virtual Research Symposium. The symposium will include speakers from higher education, industry and government, including Missouri Governor Mike Parson, all coming together to work toward developing a vision for an Engineering Research Center on Integrative Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Technologies to Spur Rural Development.

An agenda for the day is below. Please feel free to drop in and out of sessions as your schedule will allow.

Integrative Manufacturing and
Remanufacturing Technologies to Spur Rural Development
Thursday, September 3, 2020
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Remarks
Dr. Mohammad Dehghani, Chancellor of Missouri S&T

9:10 a.m.
Education & Training for the Future of Missouri
The Honorable Mike Parson, Governor of Missouri

9:30 a.m.
MoSci: A Missouri S&T Collaborative Success Story
Dr. Steven Jung, Chief Technology Officer, Mo-Sci Corporation
Adjunct Lecturer, Missouri S&T
2020 Senior Member of the National Academy of Inventors

10:00 a.m.
Introduction: 2020 Taylor Award Winner in Manufacturing, Frank Liou
Introduction by Dr. Ming Leu, Keith and Pat Bailey Missouri Distinguished Professor and Winner of the 2020 International Freeform and Additive Manufacturing Excellence Award

10:10 a.m.
Vision Statement: Integrative Manufacturing and Remanufacturing Technologies (iMart) to Spur Rural Development
2020 Taylor Presentation
Dr. Frank Liou, Michael and Joyce Bytnar Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Director of the Manufacturing Engineering Program, Missouri S&T

10:30 a.m.
Strategies for a Thriving Industrial Ecosystem
Dave Ahlstrand, Factory Manager, John Deere Remanufacturing, Springfield, Missouri
Dr. James Castle, Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
Laura Ely, ADDvisor® Services Leader, The Barnes Global Advisors
Mark Evers, Project Manager, Additive Manufacturing Technology Center, GKN Aerospace
Dr. Melissa Ver Meer, Founder, Prairie Fire Partners

Moderator: Dr. Angela Lueking, Missouri S&T Associate Dean for Research

11:15 a.m.

11:30 a.m.
Evolving Workforce Development Needs for Industry 4.0

State Senator Justin Brown, Workforce Development (unless called into special session)
Mardy Leathers, Director, Missouri Workforce Development
Chris Muenks, State Tech, Chair, Precision Machining Technology Department
Robert Randolph, Ozarks Technical Community College, Executive Director, Center for Advanced Manufacturing
Dusty Cruise, CEO, Missouri Enterprise

Moderator: Dr. Beth Kania-Gosche, Department Chair, Teacher Education and Certification, Missouri S&T

12:30 p.m.
End of Symposium

Please contact Missouri S&T Associate Dean Angela Lueking at for any questions you many have.

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