Professor – Electronic Studio
Dr. Chi Chong Lee is conducting team teaching collaborations in the area of electronic studio art with the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This past academic year (2003 2004), she was joined by Professor David Smedley, departmental sculpture coordinator, in a Senior Capstone Course involving General Motors, the Department of Engineering, and the Electronic Studio and Sculpture Units. The project, titled Partners for the Advancement of CAD/CAM/CAE Education (PACE), involves the use of industry software to carry out instructions and research activities in the areas of Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) at Howard University. The use of this software has had a direct impact on the curricula in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Division of Fine Arts. Faculty/student teams participated in the Capstone course to compete in a national competition on the styling, packaging and esthetic design of the tailgating package accessory under the sponsorship of General Motors. The results of the PACE project/ Capstone course’s collaborative vision and curriculum planning has resulted in General Motors selecting Howard University to participate with the $70 million project, Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Education (PACE).