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1 Education & Training needs to fill the Missing Middle in Digital Manufacturing Ashok Krishnamurthy OSC/OARnet

2 Agenda OSC Industrial Outreach: Blue Collar Computing Polymer Portal National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium (NDEMC) Lessons learned Certificate and training programs UG minor Professional MS

3 OSC Blue Collar Computing Program OSC partners with Ohio industry through its Blue Collar Computing program so that companies can leverage High Performance Computing, Modeling, Simulation and Analysis to be more competitive internationally. 3 Customer Needs (Re-) Design the Part Generate a Numerical Model Analyse the Model OK? Use Experience & Numerical Results Build a Prototype Test the Prototype OK? Release to Production No Yes Explore Digitally… …Confirm Physically

4 Training (4 Courses) Projects (6 Projects) App Access (5 Apps) Productivity Audits (24 Audits) Outreach to Industry (50 Visits) Resulting case studies will provide an MEP model to: Illustrate MS&A value to production and profitability Assist companies in application selection Develop training for high value-added MS&A apps Engage companies in employee training for MS&A Provide broad access to low-cost, productivity-enhancing apps PolymerPortal: Advanced Modeling and Simulation for Manufacturing Program Funded by NIST MEP for PolymerOhio and OSC Mission: –Raise awareness of MS&A in Polymer industry and MEP system –Make cost-effective computational methods available to SMEs 3 year project

5 NDEMC: A Private Public Partnership National Digital Engineering and Manufacturing Consortium –$5 million U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration project. –Lead by Council on Competitiveness –Members: CoC, P&G, GE, Lockheed Martin, John Deere, State of Ohio, OSC, NCSA, Purdue, NCMS –Pilot program to promote the adoption and advancement of modeling, simulation and analysis in the U.S. manufacturing supply chain. –Initially focused in the American Midwest. –OSC is currently involved in 10 NDEMC projects. 5

6 Partial list of OSC Industrial Clients P&G Rolls Royce Goodrich AltaSim TotalSim Hunter Industries Scienomics SC Solutions Midwest Precision EWi Nimbis Services Plastipak Greenlight Optics Large auto manufacturer Crown Applied Sciences PTI 6

7 Some Lessons Learned: Industry Engagement Modeling, simulation, and analysis can improve the economic competitiveness of businesses, but barriers remain for ready adoption Access to High Performance Computing systems to run simulations at a scale that provides true ROI Access to commercial software licenses Access to expertise Access to education and training specific to modeling and simulation 7

8 So what type of education and training is needed? Modeling and Simulation Analysts –Workforce retraining through certificates –Undergraduate Minor Modeling and Simulation Developers –PhD level training –Professional Masters

9 OSC Ralph Regula School Education & Training Programs Continued work with campuses on undergraduate programs Undergraduate minor Associate concentration Certificate programs for business Completed first offering of basic certificate in computational science Advanced certificate in Polymer applications in place Working on second advanced certificate in metal forming 9

10 Feeding the Workforce Pipeline Defining the requirements –Ohio program – interdisciplinary group to define competencies for undergraduate computational science minor program –Review by industry advisory committee –Initiation of multi-university minor program in computational science in 2007 at nine institutions –Associate degree program initiated at three institutions in 2010 focused on encouraging further work toward bachelors degree programs

11 Adding to the Workforce Translation of program into first part of stackable certificate program –Basic certificate Portions of undergraduate minor program re- packaged as basic course for industry personnel Offered through Ralph Regula School of Computational Science at two community colleges Structured to review basic modeling principles and methods for those who need to update their skills Offered via distance learning to serve a statewide audience

12 Basic Certificate Structure Three distance courses Offered starting summer 2011 through Columbus State Community College and Sinclair Community College –Introduction to Modeling and Simulation –Computational Methods –Programming and Algorithms

13 Advanced Certificates Oriented toward particular industries and applications Requires ties to industry trusted advocates to encourage participation –Cannot and should not build those relationships from scratch –Supercomputing is a scary word to small manufacturers Does not apply to me Have to introduce the tools and their potential benefits to business –May not require HPC resources to start

14 Building the Advanced Certificate Program Started with the polymer industry in partnership with universities and a statewide industry association – Polymer Ohio Major steps –Define the areas of greatest interest to the industry through a survey of major leaders –Focus instructional efforts on two leading areas –Tie the materials to required software, hardware, and support requirements –Trial run of course materials with university students

15 Training Opportunities Finding training opportunities is easy –List of available courses –Search for specific types of polymer solution (eg Injection Molding as seen in next slide)

16 Adding a Class is Easy Just create a Portal Account, click on Add to cart, and pay for the class Attendee will receive email with training details

17 Accessing the Course After course payment is received, attendee receives email with training access information including: –Link to course and account information for Moodle There they access training documentation (when available) Guidelines on accessing their Virtual Machine (VM) Links to external software info (eg Moldex3d website) –Day of course: Granted access to VM and relevant software Course instructor is available for Q&A Course survey and completion certificate sent after course completion

18 Distance Education made Easy Moodle web courseware Requires: –a computer – web browser –and 3-6 mbps (standard cable modem) network connection Browser based, runs on PC, Mac & Linux

19 The Training Environment Virtual Machine running relevant software Course materials/exercise management Video lectures with live instructor available allowing for real-time interaction and Q&A

20 Accessing VM & Software is easy! Go to https://connector.osc.edu Open VMware View Client Enter Address: Enter Username and Password 1 1 2 2 3 3 4 4

21 You are in!

22 Undergraduate Minor Program in Computational Science Steve Gordon talked about the UG minor being offered at Ohio universities

23 Professional MS in Computational Engineering Today, developing models and HPC simulations in many areas requires PhD level training PhD production latency is high, and output is low. PhD training is not necessarily well matched to industry needs Suggested alternative: A 3 semester professional MS program – 10 courses during the 1 st two semesters and a hands-on, industry sponsored program in the final semester

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