Colleges and Universities Offer Metal Building Systems Curriculum
Date:August 13, 2019
Contact:Tony Bouquot, General Manager
MBMA began offering faculty fellowships in 2015 in cooperation with the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI). This groundbreaking educational initiative expedited the development of a model program that partners the metal building industry with undergraduate engineering and architectural faculty and students. The fellowships have assisted the selected faculty in developing senior design classes (often referred to as capstone courses) that focus on metal building projects.
“Our intent is to introduce metal building design and construction practices into the curriculum and foster an industry/academic partnership that provides real world experience for undergraduates,” says W. Lee Shoemaker, Ph.D., P.E., MBMA’s director of research & engineering.
According to Dr. Shoemaker, fellowship recipients were provided with the resources and latitude to custom-tailor capstone courses to fit each institution’s specific needs. “The students’ exposure to real-world design processes provides beneficial insight into the industry prior to joining the workforce,” he says.
Current Capstone participating institutions include:
Cleveland State University
University of Missouri
University of Wyoming
University of California (Davis)
Case Western Reserve University
University of North Carolina (Charlotte)
University of Western Ontario
Watch this video interview of Professor Marci Uihein, P.E., M.ASCE, Assoc. AIA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign School of Architecture talk about her program.
Contact us to learn more about educational opportunities. The Metal Building Manufacturers Association is your go-to source for finding information and learning about the industry. To learn more, visit our YouTube channel and follow us on Twitter @LearnAboutMBMA.
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