Dr. Stuart D. Kellogg
The Human Engineering Laboratory supports the minor in occupational safety and courses in work methods and measurement, ergonomics/human factors engineering, safety engineering, and industrial hygiene. Laboratories typically include an enterprise team or service learning component that provide real world work experience. The Manufacturing, Industrial Learning Laboratory (MILL) supports the computer controlled manufacturing course and operational strategies. Using modern equipment, students will utilize robots, material handling equipment, and computer numerically controlled machinery to design and fabricate a finished product as well as allowing students to simulate large production systems to explore flexible manufacturing systems and strategies for lean manufacturing.
Students may elect to add value to their transcript via certificate program offerings in Six Sigma Greenbelt, Engineering Management and Leadership, and Technology Innovation. The Six Sigma Greenbelt program provides the necessary components and training for greenbelt certification desired by industry. Students will gain an exposure to the six sigma quality management philosophy culminating in a project application of quality by design. The Engineering Management and Leadership program provides students an opportunity to complement their technical skills with modern management techniques, organizational theory, and change management practices required to effectively manage technical industries. The Technology Innovation certificate provides students with a value-added curriculum in creativity and innovation, product development, and business and entrepreneurial functions. Additional information may be found at the department website: http://ie.sdsmt.edu.