The mission of the Mechatronics Research & Education Center (MeREC) is evolve standards in mechatronics education, develop and deliver mechatronics course work for processionals, conduct mechatronics research, and expand the public awareness of mechatronics engineering.
To meet this mission, the following will be achieved:
Center Goals and Objectives
MeREC will conduct a coordinated and extensive program of research to design, develop, model, and evaluate new mechatronics
systems, techniques, and test procedures. Research will focus on improving manufacturing automation systems, health monitoring
of systems and processes, communication and networking between and within mechatronics systems, and robotic techniques and
applications. The research center will effectively seek research funding and sponsors.
MeREC will serve as a nucleus to drive mechatronics education standards through coordination with academia and industry. Due
to the interdisciplinary nature of mechatronics, accrediting agencies and certificating organizations receive disparate guidance
from many sources. Being a relatively new field of education and practice in the United States, many institutions and businesses
are developing educational and training programs. MeREC will seek to clarify the definitions and boundaries of mechatronics
education and create awareness for mechatronics educational opportunities.
MeREC will become a center for mechatronics related technology transfer and will play a key role in expanding certification
and training for students, technicians, and engineers involved in mechatronics. Supplementing classroom learning and laboratory
testing will prepare the current/future workforce for the technical challenges in mechatronics design, implementation, and