Christy Bozic is the Director of Workforce and STEM Education for the College of Technology at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. In this role, she leads interdisciplinary workforce education initiatives for the Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center. She has worked in university engagement and technology transfer for the Purdue Technical Assistance Program and Purdue College of Technology Statewide. Prior to joining Purdue, Bozic has been a small business owner and has held positions in sales engineering, global business management, and operations management. Bozic holds degrees from Purdue University (BS Industrial Technology), Butler University (MBA Marketing), and will complete her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Purdue University in May 2014.
Nathan Hartman is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Graphics Technology at Purdue University, and Director of the Purdue University PLM Center of Excellence. Dr. Hartman is also Director of Advanced Manufacturing in the College of Technology. His research focuses on examining the use of 3D CAD tools in the product lifecycle, the process and methodology for model-based definition and the model-based enterprise, geometry automation, and data interoperability and re-use. He currently teaches courses in 3D modeling, virtual collaboration, 3D data interoperability, and graphics standards and data exchange. Professor Hartman also leads a team in the development and delivery of the online Purdue PLM Certificate Program and in the development of the next-generation manufacturing curriculum at Purdue focusing on manufacturing systems and the holistic product lifecycle.
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