FECMEE is a Fabricating Environmentally Conscious (Benign) Manufacturing into Engineering Education grant funded by Department of Education which helps Hispanic minority students who are entering into a postsecondary education at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), faculty members in college of engineering need assistance in dealing with retention issues and civic education of this student population. Project of environmentally Conscious Manufacturing (CEM) is a three‑year collaborative effort to train faculty at UTEP and Arizona State University (ASU) to facilitate Hispanic minority students’ learning and thereby improve the retention and completion of degree program of minority students.
Our objectives are as follows:
1) Developing two Web-based ECM software-mediated course modules cross-listed in the engineering curricula both at UTEP and ASU. Students are allowed to take modules offered by UTEP or ASU as a combination course. Students will be offered flexibility in terms of module selections.
2) Developing one problem solving based ECM course comprises different modules, engineering students from UTEP and ASU, and regional engineers can form the teams to work on problem focused projects.
3) Establishing a semester-long seminar series on ECM topics by inviting adding industrial and academic advocates.
4) Exploit industry outreach through Texas Manufacturing Assistance Center (TMAC) and Joint Arizona Consortium-Manufacturing and Engineering Education for Tomorrow (JACME2T).