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Abstract Title: Technical Competencies - A Versatile Framework for Learning Practical Knowledge
Abstract: Students need a wide array of practical skills and knowledge in order to pursue advanced laboratory work, research, innovation, and technical jobs in industry. This knowledge begins with basic tool and shop use and extends to a capacity for basic electronics design, construction, and testing. Beyond these common skills, students need to come up to speed quickly on specialized techniques specific to a particular problem: examples include vacuum technique, plumbing for handling fluids, use and calibration of sensors, motor control, installation of pneumatic actuators, etc. We provide  a physical inventory, a web site, and a learning model that provides access to an expanding array of practical knowledge topics. The goal of this ongoing project is to develop a versatile framework for students to obtain and certify their achievement of a personal repertoire of technical competencies.
Abstract Type: Poster

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Randall Tagg
University of Colorado Denver
Physics Department - Campus Box 157
P.O. Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364
Phone: 303-882-4348
Fax: 303-556-6257

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