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Industrial Controls Course Designs Concrete Curing Box

September 27, 2012 — The EE5880 Industrial Controls course design and fabricated a Concrete Curing Box (CCB) for Professor Mark Rehwaldt’s Engineering Summer Program class.  Concrete hardness relates to how well a stable and warm temperature is maintained while concrete cures.  The CCB maintains a set temperature for a number of concrete samples over a long period of time.  Fourteen senior and graduate-level students in electrical and mechanical engineering participated in the class project.  Students were required to appoint a student project manager.  Students elected Ivo Wambeke (MSEE, UW 2012) who led the remaining team members in project design and management.  Wambeke of Deaver, Wyoming is now employed by Micron Technology, Inc., Boise, Idaho.  The course, taught by Professor Steve Barrett, provides the essentials of industrial control using embedded controllers and programmable logic controllers.  Industrial control fundamentals are vital to Wyoming industry.  The course and supporting laboratory was made possible by a grant from Bruce and Carla Pivic, Infinity Power and Controls, Rock Springs, Wyoming in honor of long time University of Wyoming faculty member Professor Ken Beach.

Photo:  Ivo Wambeke, Andrew Davis, Mark Rehwaldt, Steve Barrett

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