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Introduction to Statistical Process Control (SPC) – For College Faculty

August 6, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm EDT

Statistical Process Control (SPC)

NEATEC offers a free one-day workshop in Statistical Process Control (SPC) for faculty of 2- and 4-year colleges. Statistical Process Control (SPC) is a key element to any successful quality program. The use of statistics in controlling the variation of any process is vital. Participants gain the fundamental knowledge necessary to implement Statistical Process Control and a practical knowledge of using statistical methods in analyzing the production and service processes. Participants will leave the workshop with an intuitive understanding of fundamental concepts of SPC and control chart theory, and how to apply them to improve processes and products.

Attendees will be provided electronic copies of all workshop materials

Breakfast and Lunch will be provided

You will gain this knowledge and these skills:

  • Understand the uses and benefits of control charts and be able to construct and interpret them
  • Understand the role that SPC plays in the overall Control Strategy for a process
  • Importance of improving productivity
  • Introduces the concepts, tools, and techniques of statistical process control

Your Instructors:

Presented by: Abraham Michelen

Abe Michelen is a retired professor of electrical engineering from a local Community College in Troy, New York, where he taught courses on semiconductor manufacturing, nanotechnology, microcontroller programming, and analog and digital electronics for over 30 years. In addition, he is the Managing Director and Co-Principal Investigator of the NSF-funded center NEATEC, now located at the SUNY Polytechnic Institute in Albany, New York. Abe has two published electronics books and over 30 conference technical articles.

Presented by: Jon Ashdown

Dr. Ashdown received the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, USA, in 2006, 2008, and 2012, respectively, all in electrical engineering. Dr. Ashdown has worked as an adjunct professor at SUNY Polytechnic Institute for several years and has expertise in a variety of areas including both analog and digital electronics, radio frequency (RF) systems, mechatronics and pneumatic systems.


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SUNY Polytechnic Institute
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Albany, NY 12203 United States
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