By Jacquelyn Zeman – Managing/News Editor
Grand Rapids Community College will be showcasing new mechatronics equipment to local employers from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m. in rooms 122-124 of the Applied Technology Center on Nov. 13. The event includes breakfast or hors d’oeuvres, depending on the session.
About 25 to 30 local employers will be updated on curriculum changes, tour the lab and watch demonstrations during the mechatronics sessions.
“This is our first mechatronics system,” said Roger Kelley, assistant professor of electricity at GRCC stated in a press release.
“This new equipment will allow us to bring curriculum from five other courses into a single course to help enforce a ‘system’ versus ‘components’ approach with students. GRCC’s new Mechatronics and Controls capstone course will prepare students to be able to analyze the details of controls and relate the details to a complete manufacturing system.”