Information Institute Visits Chipola College for NSF AM Pathway Grant Project Meeting
Florida State University’s Information Institute (http://www.ii.fsu.edu/) visited Chipola College on March 29th, 2018 to discuss the NSF project Assessing Educational Pathways for Manufacturing in Rural Communities: An Investigation of New and Existing Programs in Northwest Florida. The meeting was led by Dr. Marcia A. Mardis (PI), and Co-PIs Drs. Charles R. McClure and Faye R. Jones, along with Chipola PI Dr. David Bouvin to continue project planning and discuss preliminary research findings.
The AM Pathways project focuses on opportunities and challenges facing rural areas and discerns the experiences of underrepresented women and minorities, and will improve rural manufacturing capacity by better understanding the relationships between AM curricula, employer expectations, and student readiness for AM jobs. The $792,496 project began in September 2017 and will end in August 2020.