Marquese Pollard and Arriana Nwodu, industrial engineering graduate students at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, collaborated with students from the University of Michigan (UM) to gain hands on experience in manufacturing systems.
Marquese Pollard and Arriana Nwodu
Hui Wang, Ph.D., a professor in industrial and manufacturing engineering, coordinated the collaboration.
The two graduate students worked with UM senior design teams to design and manufacture a personalized bicycle. Pollard, a master’s student, designed and modeled the handlebars and seat to his specifications and developed a 3D model prototype using additive manufacturing techniques.
Nwodu, another master’s student, helped set up the personalization. Using input from an undergraduate senior design project, the UM team used analytics to optimize the manufacturing system design.