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Winter 2008 • Volume 14, Issue 1

The innovators of Peoria NEXT I Bradley’s connection I The NEXT step in stem cell research I Where progress is showcased I Collaborating with Caterpillar

 

Collaborating with Caterpillar

On the third floor of the center, Bradley’s College of Engineering and Technology is collaborating with Caterpillar Technology and Solutions Division. Dr. Martin Morris ’77 MSE ’79, professor of mechanical engineering, is taking a one-year sabbatical to help teach Cat’s approach to Collaborative Product and Process Development (CPPD) to members of product development teams. This effort will help position the company to address new EPA standards for diesel emissions for Caterpillar product lines.

New certificate programs are being developed at Bradley with an emphasis on new product design, development, and manufacture. These programs will complement activities at Cat and provide opportunities for employees to earn graduate credits at Bradley. Benefits to Bradley are the development of new and industry-based course content for engineering senior design courses; expanded interaction between Caterpillar employees and Bradley faculty and students; and in the long-term, development of a more general set of courses and workshops that address the product design and development process in a global context.

Francis speaks for everyone involved at the center as she concludes, “The leadership in Peoria has a vision where innovation can happen, people can dream, and dreams will come true. They put the opportunities in place with resources like this building and access to funding. Here, progress is showcased.”

Visit peorianext.org for more information.

 

The innovators of Peoria NEXT I Bradley’s connection I The NEXT step in stem cell research I Where progress is showcased I Collaborating with Caterpillar