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Beth Carle

Professor

Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

5854756752
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Beth Carle

Professor

Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BSE, University of Pittsburgh; MS, Ph.D., University of Illinois; EIT Professional Certification

5854756752

Currently Teaching

EMET-419
3 Credits
This is a course in development, documentation, and analysis of experiments needed to address open-ended technical problems. As the integrating experience for the electrical mechanical engineering technology program experiments will tightly integrate electrical and mechanical aspects of the problem statement and the problem solution as well as apply statistical methods. Non-technical skills of research, project planning, and process capability assessment are required. Experimental techniques, instrumentation and the preparation of instructions and reports are covered in this course in a project based learning environment. Students will work in groups and independently to determine and document the experimental procedures with formal technical reports along with an oral presentation.
MCET-111
1 Credits
This lab class accompanies MCET-110 Foundations of Materials. An emphasis is placed on determining material, primarily metals, properties though experimentation and references, and analyzing why a particular material was selected for an application based on the materials properties. Differentiation of materials families is made based on properties. A variety of discovery activities are used to explore the world of metals, including labs of various types, materials selection software, and internet resources.
MCET-400
3 Credits
This is a course in development, documentation, and analysis of experiments needed to address technical problems assigned as projects. Experimental techniques, instrumentation, and the preparation of instructions and reports are covered in this course in a project based learning environment. Experiments will utilize principles of engineering (including mechanics and materials) and statistics. Students will work in groups and independently to document the experimental procedures with formal technical reports along with an oral presentation.
MCET-578
3 Credits
This course introduces students to the macroscopic and microscopic aspects of different types of welding. Students will experience and learn different welding techniques such as MIG, TIG, Stick, and Oxyacetylene welding. Actual practice with the latest technologies such as MIG and TIG will reinforce concepts and provide practical hands-on experience. Several sample test parts will be welded in a lab and broken with a tensile tester to evaluate the calculated load compared to the welded joint strength. Weld samples will also be microscopically inspected to determine the HAZ (heat affected zone) of the material. Oxyacetylene and plasma cutting will be experienced. Interpreting weld symbols on drawings will be learned and applied. **Possible lab fee associated with this course.**
MECA-290
3 Credits
Students will learn the applications of mechanics through the examination of mechatronic elements and systems. It is broken into two parts: Fundamentals of Mechanics of Materials (a.k.a. Strength of Materials) You will learn to calculate stresses and deflections in members loaded under axial, transverse, and torsional loads. Fundamentals of Dynamics You will learn to use kinematics (study of motion without regard to forces) and kinetics (study of forces required to cause motion, e.g., Newton’s Laws of Motion) to calculate the motion of particles and rigid bodies in motion. You will also gain experience with computational tools, laboratory equipment, experimental methods, teamwork, project management and communications as you complete project assignments.
RMET-797
3 Credits
This course provides the MMSI graduate students an opportunity to complete their degree requirements by addressing a practical real-world challenge using the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their studies. This course is not only the culmination of a student's course work but also an indicator of the student's ability to use diverse knowledge to provide a tangible solution to a problem. The capstone project topic can be in the areas of product development, manufacturing automation, management system, quality management or electronics packaging. The course requires a comprehensive project report and a final presentation.
RMET-798
0 Credits
Continuation of Capstone