Field Session

Field Session undergraduates receive four consecutive days of machine shop experience, which includes all of the major elements of research-related machine shop practices. These include, but are not limited to:

Shop Safety
Manual Milling Machine
Manual Toolroom Lathe
Drill Press
Band Saw
Belt Sander
TIG Welding
CNC Milling
CNC Lathe
CAD/CAM Software
Apparatus Design Principles
Sketches & Prints
Effective Communication with Machinists and Machine Shops

 

Note-taking is required, and all notes must be turned in at the end of each day!

After completing Field Session, many students return to the Machine Shop in later semesters to work on senior design projects, undergraduate and graduate research projects, laboratory and classroom support projects, and so on.

Field Session 2018

Field Sessions 2016 and 2017

 

TA Bryce Raymond (center) teaching the use of the manual milling machine.

Field session students learning G&M code programming.

Field session students learning G&M code programming.

 

Mike Manz assisting field session student with CNC.

 

TAs helping field session students assemble final project.

TAs helping field session students assemble final project.

Field Session students getting hands-on experience with tig welding of stainless steel and aluminum.

Field Session students getting hands-on experience with TIG welding.

 

Summer 2017 Field Session TAs: Bryce, Zach, and Rachel.