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Michael Parthum

Associate Professor
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

585-475-7362
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Michael Parthum

Associate Professor
Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology
College of Engineering Technology

Education

BS, MS, Rochester Institute of Technology

585-475-7362

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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.
MFET-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.
MFET-790
3 Credits
The MMSI thesis is based on thorough literature review and experimental substantiation of a problem, by the candidate, in an appropriate topic. A written proposal has to be defended and authorized by the faculty adviser/committee. The proposal defense is followed by experimental work, a formal written thesis, and oral presentation of findings. The candidate should have completed the requisite courses for the program before enrolling for the thesis.
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.

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Journal Paper
Moore-Russo, D., et al. "Crossing Cultural Boundaries: Challenges for Engineering Students." Theory into Practice Volume 56. Issue 4 (2017): 291-200. Web.