Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Personnel Profile

Farzin Heidari, Associate Professor

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Education

  • Ph.D. Education, emphasis in Industrial Technology Education, University of Idaho, 1989.

  • M.S. Industrial Education, St. Cloud State University, 1985.

  • B.S. Engineering Technology, St. Cloud State University, 1983.

Teaching Experience

  • 1996 - Present:  Associate Professor of Industrial Technology, Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

  • 1990 - 1996:  Assistant Professor of Industrial Technology, Eastern New Mexico University.

  • 1989 - 1990:  Assistant Professor of Machine Tool Technology, Western New Mexico University.

  • 1987 - 1989:  Teaching Assistant, University of Idaho.

Certification

  • Certified Industrial Technologist since 1992.

Publications

2010: Heidari, F (June, 2010). Status Study of CAD/CAM/CNC Integration in South Texas Technical Colleges. Proceeding of American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

2010: Heidari, F (March, 2010). Design and Implementation of Scoring Rubrics for the Industrial Technology Programs. Proceeding of American Society of Engineering Education Gulf Southwest Annual Conference, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

2009: Heidari, F (June, 2009). Design and Implementation of Scoring Rubrics for Technical Courses in Two Year Colleges. Proceeding of American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Austin, Texas.

2009: Heidari, F (March, 2009). Innovative CAD/CAM Curriculum for Industrial Technology Programs. Proceeding of American Society of Engineering Education Gulf Southwest Annual Conference, Waco, Texas.

2008: Heidari, F (June, 2008). Implementation of CAD/CAM/CNC Curriculum Using MastercamX Software in Technical Programs. Proceeding of American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

2004: Miller, M. R., Heidari, F. (November, 2004). How to Change the NAIT Certification Exam to Make it a Benchmark for All Industrial Technology Programs:  A Survey of Industrial Technology Chairs.  Proceeding of the National Association of Industrial Technology, Louisville, Kentucky.

2002: Marsh, B., Heidari, F. (November, 2002). Dimensional Metrology labs: A Workable Format of Integration. Proceeding of the National Association of Industrial Technology. Florida.

2001: Marsh, B., Heidari, F. (November, 2001). Assessing and Benchmarking Efficient and Effectiveness within Manufacturing and Service Operation. Proceeding of the National Association of Industrial Technology. Detroit, Michigan.

2000: Heidari, F. (2000).  Generating 2-D Toolpath Using Bitmap Images.  Proceeding of 2000 American Society of Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference. Las Cruces, New Mexico.

1999:  Heidari, F. (1999).  Scheduling Automated Cellular Manufacturing Systems; A Practical Approach for Industrial Technology Programs.  Proceeding of 1999 American Society of Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference.  Dallas, Texas.

1998:  Heidari, F.  (1998, September). Making CAD/CAM Labs Handicap-Accessible.  TECH Direction, pp. 15-16.

1998:  Heidari, F. (1998).  Design and Implementation of an Automated Manufacturing Cell in the Industrial Technology Program.  Proceedings of 1998 American Society of Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference.  New Orleans, Louisiana.

1998:  Heidari, F. and Mullen, F. (1998).  National Survey of Manufacturing Automation in Industrial Technology Programs.  Proceeding of the 31st Annual Convention of Industrial Technology.  Indianapolis, Indiana.

1997:  Heidari, F. (1997).  Integration of Design Concepts in the Industrial Technology Curriculum.  Proceeding of 1997 American Society for Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference.  Houston, Texas.

1997:  Heidari, F. (1997).  Teaching Manufacturing Automation in Industrial Technology:  Preparing Industrial Managers for the Factory of the Future.  Proceeding of the 30th Annual Convention of the National Association of Industrial Technology.  Atlanta, Georgia.

1996:  Heidari, F. (1996).  Laboratory Barriers in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics for Students with Disabilities.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 397 583).

1995:  Heidari, F. (1995).  Demographic Survey of Female Faculty in Technology Education.  (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 375 275).

1995:  Heidari, F. (1995, April).  Multiple Tool Programming for CNC Mill System.  TECH Direction, pp. 60-61.

1994:  Heidari, F. and Rogers, D.L. (1994).  National Survey of Computer Aided Manufacturing in Industrial Technology Programs.  (ERIC Document Reproducing Service No. ED 354 862).

1990:  Heidari, F. (1990).  Status Study of Technology Education in the State of Idaho.  Dissertation Information Service, (University Microfilm International No. 9102192).

Presentations

2010: Heidari, F (June, 2010). Status Study of CAD/CAM/CNC Integration in South Texas Technical Colleges. Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference, Louisville, Kentucky.

2010: Heidari, F (March, 2010). Design and Implementation of Scoring Rubrics for the Industrial Technology Programs. Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Gulf Southwest Annual Conference, Lake Charles, Louisiana.

2010: Heidari, F. (March, 2010). Using Layers to Simplify the CAD/CAM Process. Paper presented at the Association of Professional Model Makers (APMM) Boston, Massachusetts.

2009: Heidari, F. (June, 2009).  Design and Implementation of Scoring Rubrics for Technical Courses in Two Year Colleges.  Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest (ASEE).

2009: Heidari, F. (March, 2009).  Innovative CAD/CAM Curriculum for Industrial Technology Programs.  Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest (ASEE).

2008: Heidari, F. (June, 2008).  Implementation of CAD/CAM/CNC Curriculum Using Mastercam X Software in Technical Programs.  Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

2006: Heidari, F. (November, 2006) Mastercam X Update and Demonstration.  Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

2005: Heidari, F., (November, 2005). Design and Implementation of a Scoring Rubrics for Industrial Technology Courses.  Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

2003: Heidari, F., (October,2003). Safety Consideration for Industrial Robotics. Paper presented at the Institute for Research and the Management Sciences _INFORMS).

2002: Heidari, F., Miller, M. (November, 2002). Layout and Simulation of Manufacturing Facilities.  Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

2001: Heidari, F. Marsh, B and Miller, M. (November, 2001). Converting Bitmap Images to Vector Files for CAD/CAM Integration. Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

2001:Heidari, F. Marsh, B and Miller, M (November, 2001). Design and Layout of a Manufacturing Cell. Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

2001: Marsh, B, Heidari, F (November, 2001). Assessing and Benchmarking Efficient and Effectiveness within Manufacturing and service Operation. (November, 2001). Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

2001: Miller, M, Marsh, B and Heidari, F. (November, 2001). Industrial Technology vs. Industrial Management: Is there A Difference? Which is more Recognized? Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

2000: Heidari, F. (April, 2000).  Generating 2-D Toolpath Using Bitmap Images.  Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest (ASEE).

1999:  Heidari, F. (November, 1999).  Exploring 3-D Design Concepts for Computer Aided Manufacturing and 3-D Toolpath Generation.  Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

1999:  Heidari, F. (March, 1999).  Scheduling Automated Cellular Manufacturing Systems; A Practical Approach for Industrial Technology Programs.  Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest (ASEE).

1998:  Heidari, F. and Mullen, F. (November, 1998).  National Survey of Manufacturing Automation in Industrial Technology Programs.  Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

1998:  Heidari, F. (March, 1998).  Design and Implementation of an Automated Manufacturing Cell in the Industrial Technology Program.  Paper presented a the American Society of Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest (ASEE).

1997:  Heidari, F. (November, 1997).  Teaching Manufacturing Automation in Industrial Technology:  Preparing Industrial Managers for the Factory of the Future.  Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT). 

1997:  Heidari, F. (May, 1997).  Making Science and Engineering Laboratories Accessible to Students with Disabilities.  Paper presented at the Institute for Operation Research and Management (INFORM).

1997:  Heidari, F. (March, 1997).  Integration of Design Concepts in the Industrial Technology Curriculum.  Paper presented at the American Society of Engineering Education Gulf-Southwest (ASEE).

1996:  Bishop, L. and Heidari, F. (November, 1996).  Teaching ADA Compliance in the Classroom:  Meeting the Needs of a Handicapped Workforce.  Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

1995:  Heidari, F. (November, 1995).  The Role of Group Technology in Computer Integrated Manufacturing.  Paper presented at the National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT).

1994:  Heidari, F. (October, 1994).  Training in Manufacturing Automation for the 21st Century.  Paper presented at TIMS/ORSA joint national meeting.  Detroit, Michigan.

1994:  Heidari, F. (April, 1994).  Implementing Group Scheduling Heuristic in a Group Technology Manufacturing Cell.  Paper presented at TIMS/ORSA joint national meeting.  Boston, Massachusetts.

1993:  Heidari, F. and Rogers, D.L.  (July, 1993).  Assessing Program Needs and Developing an Effective Means for Acquiring and Implementing CAM Technology in Vocational Programs.  Paper presented at Vocational/Technical and Adult Education Conference.  Silver City, New Mexico.

1992:  Heidari, F. (April, 1992).  Computer Aided Manufacturing.  Paper presented at the Trade/Industry and Technology Education Conference.  Lac Cruces, New Mexico.

1991:  Heidari, F. (August, 1991).  Computer Application Related to Power Machinery.  Paper presented at the 22nd Annual Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education Conference.  Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 Grants

  • A grant for $10,000 was received from the Regional Alliance for Science, Engineering, and Mathematics for students with disabilities to study the laboratory barriers that face handicapped students in science, engineering, and mathematics (summer, 1996).

  • Awarded an instructional grant for academic year 1994-95 to design and develop an automated manufacturing cell.  The cell integrates CAD/CAM and robotics.  The grant was funded for $1,900.

Awards

  • Honored with inclusion in the eleventh edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2006-2007

  • Initiated as a Technology Leader by Epsilon Pi Tau, the international honorary for professionals in technology, 1995.

  • Honored with inclusion in the third addition of Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1994.

Memberships

  • American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)

  • The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)

  • Epsilon Pi Tau Honor Member

  • Epsilon Pi Tau Trustee

  • Senior Certified Industrial Technologist since 1992

Contact Information

Department of Industrial Technology
IT 110
MSC 203 Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Kingsville, Texas 78363-8202
voice: (361) 593-4056
fax: (361) 593-2609
email: kffh000@tamuk.edu
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