Welcome

Mississippi State University CAVS Extension's capabilities are driven by the needs of the automotive industry. Resulting capabilities are leveraged to benefit other manufacturing industries throughout the state. This is accomplished in a variety of ways including on-site engineering support and professional development training. Our goal is to introduce best practices and emerging technologies which enable Mississippi Manufacturers to compete successfully in global markets.

"The Center's goal is jobs, more jobs, safer jobs, higher paying jobs... We envision Mississippi as the hub of a new automotive manufacturing corridor stretching across much of the south... We're committed to advancing technologies and practices so that Mississippi industries can compete successfully in a global market."
- Clarion Ledger, 2003
Economic Impact: $5,667,900,582
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Upcoming Training and Events

Minitab Statistical Software for Engineers
Jul 22, 2014

Course Objective:

This workshop focuses on the visual exploration of data and problem solving using Minitab statistical software. We will use the Minitab to generate and interpret graphs to help analyze real-world industrial problems. The workshop will be highly interactive and include many hands-on practical examples. Topics will cover basic statistical principles and the application and use of statistical analysis methods.

Who Should Attend? The participants are expected to have some basic statistical experience since it is not possible to cover the details of probability and statistics during the workshop.

Instructor(s): Travis Hill and Robbie Holt

Date(s): July 22,2014

Cost: $250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 to register or if you have any questions.

OSHA Requirements that Affect your Operation: An Overview
Jul 22, 2014

Location:
The University of Southern Mississippi
Innovation and Commercialization Accelerator
46 Shelby Thames Drive, Hattiesburg, MS 39402

Course Objectives:

  1. Conduct an overview of OSHA's General Industry Standards (40 CFR 1910) with practical approach to help participants address areas in their workplace subject to these requirements.
  2. Provide practical tools for compliance with OSHA standards.
  3. Respond to any site-specific questions concerning OSHA programs for your facility.
  4. Identify potential follow-up site visits to your facility.

Who Should Attend?Business owners, plant managers, departmental managers, safety managers, human resource managers, those subject to regulatory compliance for safety, and those responsible for safety in the workplace, and those who want to answer the questions.

Instructor(s): Paul Finger Lynes, PE, CHMM

Date(s): Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Cost: $250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 to register or if you have any questions.

Ergonomics Essentials
Jul 29, 2014

Course Objective:

This workshop will provide in-depth exposure to ergonomics definitions, goals and background along with discussions and examples of tools for ergonomic evaluations and improve the ergonomics of a company.

Instructor(s): Lesley Strawderman, Ph.D. and Kari Babski-Reeves, Ph.D.

Date(s): July 29-30, 2014

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 to register or if you have any questions.

AutoCAD
Aug 05, 2014

Course Objective:

This one day workshop is structured so that participants gain a solid understanding of the use of AutoCAD computer aided design software. The class is taught through a balance lecture, class discussion, and in-class exercises. Time will also be allocated to discuss user specific needs and solutions. Specific topics include basic sketching, dimensioning, block creation and editing and proper usage of layers.

Instructor(s): Lucas Simmons

Date(s): August 5, 2014

Cost: $250.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 to register or if you have any questions.

Six Sigma Green Belt Certification
Aug 26, 2014

Course Objective:

Course objective is to develop participant skills in problem solving techniques that have been popularized under the banner of Six Sigma. Participants will apply these techniques on an approved project. Upon project completion participants will receive a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Participant Involvement: The training will consist of 9 days scheduled during a five month period. Each participant is required to implement techniques and tools on an approved project that targets substantial benefits to their respective organizations. Each participant will receive consulting support both in and outside the classroom to assist with the successful completion of their project. It is anticipated that significant work outside the classroom will be expected in order to ensure maximum results from the student project.

Who Should Attend: Manufacturing and Quality Engineers and Technicians, Industrial Engineers, individuals supporting Six Sigma projects, and/or individuals looking to achieve their Green Belt Certification.

Instructor(s): Clay Walden, Ph.D. and Glenn Dennis

Date(s): Fall 2014 (August 26-27, September 23-24, October 21-22, November 18-19, December 9-10, 2014, January 13, 2015)

Cost: $3000.00

Please contact Jill Sellers at jsellers@cavse.msstate.edu or 601-407-2746 to register or if you have any questions.