Machinery Vibration & Rotordynamics Short Course Aids Staff in Solving On-the-Job Challenges
Thanks to a Machinery Vibration & Rotordynamics (MVRD) short course, Jason Cook was able to bridge a skills and education gap for his company.
Cook, researcher at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee, knew his supervisor was searching for a way to enhance the staff’s knowledge on rotordynamics. A quick internet search led him to the MVRD short course, and Cook knew it was just what he and his supervisor had been looking for. New to rotordynamics altogether, Cook said the course resulted in new ideas he could take back to the lab.
“I wanted a course that was academic, in that it was a classroom setting, but I also wanted something with practical application, Cook said. “This course has given me both.”
The course, which took took place in Houston in early January, was taught by former Turbo Lab director Dara W. Childs and Turbo Lab professors Adolfo Delgado and Luis San Andres as well as Fouad Zeidan, independent consultant and former president/owner of KMC Bearings, Plus, Inc.
Cook wasn’t the only short course attendee who found valuable skills through the MVRD course.
Rob Pascarella, turbine generator subject matter expert at Entergy, was looking for a way to bridge the generation gap that he says is becoming more prevalent in companies today.
He sought out the course to strengthen his knowledge and share with others
“I’ve attended the Turbomachinery & Pump Symposia and took a course there that I enjoyed. I knew after attending that course that this course will be a helpful resource for my company moving forward,” Pascarella said.
I wanted a course that was academic, in that it was a classroom setting, but I also wanted something with practical application. This course has given me both.
The Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) Turbomachinery Laboratory makes a vital impact on turbomachinery and related industries through research, education and professional workforce development.