HCC students present at national conference

Pictured at the ATE Conference are, from left: Luyen Doan, Ed Bass, and Stephen Lanham.

(October 31, 2018) – Hagerstown Community College students Luyen Doan and Stephen Lanham recently presented their work at the 25th National Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Principal Investigators’ Conference at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. The conference was held by the American Association of Community Colleges, with support from the National Science Foundation, and brought together approximately 850 people to focus on the critical issues related to advanced technological education.

Doan, of Hagerstown, is majoring in mechanical engineering technology at HCC. His poster presentation was entitled, “3D Printing: An affordable solution to enable the future of designers and engineers.” Lanham, of Thurmont, is studying advanced manufacturing and mechanical engineering technology at HCC. He presented a poster entitled, “Lean Manufacturing Lab System.”

“These two students, Stephen and Luyen, have greatly contributed to the development, organization, and operation of our mechanical, electrical, and manufacturing laboratories,” said Ed Bass, instructor of advanced manufacturing systems at HCC. “I was so pleased they were selected to present at this conference and represent HCC with such high honor.”

Key people working on ATE projects across the country participated in the conference. Conference attendees represented community colleges, business and industry, secondary school systems, and four-year colleges covering projects in a wide variety of areas such as: information technology, engineering technology, micro- and nanotechnologies, chemical technology, biotechnology, and others.

HCC is completing the final year of a three-year, $617,648 grant from the National Science Foundation in support of its Advanced Manufacturing Systems Program. To learn more about the program, contact Bass at 240-500-2465 or eabass@hagerstowncc.edu.

Photo caption: Pictured at the ATE Conference are, from left: Luyen Doan, Ed Bass, and Stephen Lanham.