Employment Opportunities

STEM Educator & Associate Researcher: New Horizons in Space Additive Manufacturing and STEM Education

Dates of Program: 7/2/2018 - 8/9/2018

The New York City College of Technology Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology offers an Associate in Applied Science degree (AAS) as well as a baccalaureate degree. Both degree programs are hands-on with engineering applications in areas such as CAD, CAM, Materials Testing, and Robotics. The preferred candidate will have a background in mechanical engineering with emphasis in manufacturing (manual and CNC), 3D design, and testing of materials. Experience in CAD, CAM, and robotics is a plus. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a strong working knowledge of various elements of design, manufacturing and mechanical systems. The candidate should be familiar with writing scientific reports knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel is a must. The candidate should be able to work independently and willing to learn and transfer that knowledge to the participating students. The candidate is expected to work in additive manufacturing and materials testing for different materials (PLA, ABS, Nylong,…etc) to demonstrate the variation of material properties in tension, compression, bending, and torsion due to additive manufacturing process. Intensive data collection and intensive use of graphs.

Title of Research Project: The Bearing Strength of Pin Loaded PLA specimen Manufactured Using Additive and Subtractive Manufacturing

The bearing strength of pin-loaded PLA specimen will be investigated. As an alternative to hole drilling procedure used in subtractive manufacturing, the additive manufacturing technique will be implemented for pin-hole creation. The bearing performance of pin-loaded PLA specimen joints manufactured using both techniques will be compared. Specimen with various edge distance to pin-hole diameter ratios (e/d) and, width to pin-hole diameter ratios (w/d) will be tested. Results for specimens manufactured using additive and subtractive manufacturing will be compared, also the effectiveness of the geometrical parameters, failure modes, bearing strength and magnitude of sustained load are analyzed.

The STEM teacher selected for this position will be part of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Summer Internship program and will lead all activities as defined by their mentor while leading research teams, participate in and supervise enrichment events and develop STEM curriculum that will become integrated into their current classrooms. Applicants should be full-time, in service credentialed teachers with a minimum of three years’ experience in the classroom and have experience developing STEM curriculum. The awardee will work full time throughout the entirety of the program which begins on July 2nd 2018 and concludes on August 9th 2018.

Duty Location:
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design Technology
New York City College of Technology, City University of New York
186 Jay St, V516 Brooklyn, NY 11201

Stipend Amount: $4,500 (full time)

Application Deadline: 5/25/2018

Please e-mail your completed application, resume and recommendation letters to:
Matthew Pearce
Education Program Specialist
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Office of Education
NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies

Applications are considered upon receipt.

For any questions or concerns about this opportunity, please contact:
Gaffar Gailani, PhD
Associate Professor
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
and Industrial Design Technology
New York City College of Technology
City University of New York
186 Jay St, V518
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 718-260-5237
Fax: 718-254-8531

Posted 2018-04-03.

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