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Richard Cozzens - Southern Utah University. Cedar City, UT, US

Richard Cozzens Richard Cozzens

Associate Professor of Engineering Technology | Southern Utah University

Cedar City, UT, UNITED STATES

Specializing in engineering, construction technology, and aerospace technology

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Dr. Richard Cozzens is an Associate Professor of Engineering Technology at Southern Utah University. He has a passion for engineering and technology and strives to provide the best possible learning opportunity for each student.

Dr. Cozzens' research is directly related to what he does in the classroom and what he does to prepare for the classroom. His research has helped him improve his effectiveness as a teacher and mentor. It has always been important to him to push his students academically.

Now with over 17 years of industry and university teaching experience, Dr. Cozzens' career began as a Manufacturing Engineer at the Boeing Company. He spent two years in the rigorous Engineering in Training (EIT) Program where he worked on Composites, CNC Programming, Tooling manufacturing, and Production.

Dr. Cozzens earned a bachelor of science in design engineering from Brigham Young University, master of education from Southern Utah University and holds a Ph.D. in built construction and engineering.

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Major Decisions: Construction Management

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Industry Expertise (5)

Aerospace Education/Learning Manufacturing Mechanical/Industrial Engineering Writing and Editing

Areas of Expertise (6)

CATIA Specialist Solidworks Aerospace Manufacturing Research 3D Solid Modeling Curriculum Design, Delivery & Assessment Engineering & Technical Design

Accomplishments (3)

Outstanding Faculty Member (professional)

Department of Engineering and Technology, Southern Utah University, 2017

Award of Excellence (professional)

Southern Utah University Board of Trustees, 2013

Outstanding Faculty Member (professional)

Department of Engineering and Technology, Southern Utah University, 2014

Education (3)

Leeds Becket University: Ph.D., Built Construction and Engineering

Southern Utah University: M.E., Education, Emphasis on Technology

Brigham Young University: B.S., Design Engineering

Affiliations (5)

  • American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Board of Advisors for Weber State University Design Graphics program
  • Quality Matters (QM)
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Utah USOE’s CTE – Technology & Engineering Advisory Committee.

Media Appearances (2)

Southern Utah University Offers New Career Path for Prospective Aerospace Students

Fox13 Utah  online

2018-04-15

In a Southern Utah collaboration between Iron County School District, Southwest Technical College, Southern Utah University and MSC Aerospace a new career path might be the answer future aerospace engineers and employees are looking for.

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Southern Utah University supports Aerospace Workforce Initiative

SU Independent  online

2018-04-12

A collaboration between the Iron County School District, Southwest Technical College, Southern Utah University, and MSC Aerospace will provide a Stackable Credential Pathway for students to quickly move into the high-paying aerospace and manufacturing industry.

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Research Grants (3)

Southwest Aerospace and Manufacturing Workforce Initiative

Utah Legislature $383,361

2018-01-01

Develop Pathways Iron County School District, Southwest Tech & SUU. Support Concurrent Enrollment and develop
Makerspace and Manufacturing Class

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Technology Intensive Concurrent Enrollment (TICE)

(TICE) $113,000

2013-01-01

Online Curriculum and eBook, & Introduction to Engineering and Technical Design. The Technology Intensive Concurrent Enrollment (TICE) grant development team and the curriculum was recognized as the gold standard for all other concurrent curriculum development.

Utah Cluster Acceleration Partnership Grant

UCAP $140,000

2016-01-01

Two new Robotics Courses and Robotics equipment

Articles (3)

Southern Utah Offers New Career Path for Prospective Aerospace Students Fox13

2018-04-15

In a Southern Utah collaboration between Iron County School District, Southwest Technical College, Southern Utah University and MSC Aerospace a new career path might be the answer future aerospace engineers and employees are looking for.

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If You Want a Career in Aerospace, This is a New Option You Should Look At St. George News

2018-04-15

A collaboration between Iron County School District, Southwest Technical College, Southern Utah University and MSC Aerospace will provide a stackable credential pathway for students to quickly move into the high paying aerospace and manufacturing industry.

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CATIA V5 Generative Structural Analysis Workbench CATIA Solutions Magazine

2002-12-01

CATIA V5's Generative Structural Analysis (GSA) Workbench is a useful and surprisingly easy workbench to operate. This lesson introduces the GSA Workbench at a basic level but expects users to be familiar with the basic CATIA V5 workbenches as well as basic static principles. The lesson uses a simple cantilever beam, applies constraints/forces and analyzes the results.

Courses (14)

ENGR 1010 Engineering in the 21st Century

Civilization in the 21st century has been enabled and shaped by science, engineering, and technology. The foundations and social contributions of infrastructure, industry, and manufacturing are investigated from the perspective of science, engineering, and technology, and demonstrated through hands-on applications.

ENGR 1030 Computer-Assisted Design Using Solidworks

In this course the student will be introduced to the most current 3D solid modeling concepts and principles of parametric design using the SolidWorks software.

CCET 1010 Introduction to Engineering and Technical Design

An introductory course covering the basis of manual drafting and design. Course includes instruction in practices and procedures used in mechanical design, architectural design, and civil design.

CCET 1030 Introduction to CAD/CAM 3D Design

A course for engineering and non-engineering majors. An introductory course covering the basics of Computer Aided Design, Computer Aided Manufacturing, and 3D Solid Modeling. Course includes basic instruction in AutoCAD, AutoDesk Inventor, Mastercam, and CATIA.

CCET 1040 Introduction to Residential Design using AutoCAD

A course designed to increase the students’ self confidence in the use of CAD hardware and AutoCAD software. Students will learn the AutoCAD commands to generate 2-D drawings through the use of the digitizer or mouse keyboard input.

CCET 2620 3D Design

This course is designed to introduce the student into the world of 3-D Parametric Design and Modeling using Inventor and/or Solid Works software. The course starts with creating constrained sketches and extruding and/or revolving the sketch into a solid.

CCET 2650 Mechanical Blueprint Reading

A course designed to assist in the interpretation of machine, welding, and sheet metal type drawings. You will apply techniques understand symbols, abbreviations, nomenclature and blueprint protocol.

CCET 3610 Architectural Design

An introduction to architectural design and architectural working drawings with solar design applications. Study of architectural practices, procedures, symbology, dimensioning techniques, standards and terminology, traffic patter.

CCET 3630 Fundamentals of CATIA

Develop skills in file management, coordinates, screen layout, space viewing, wire frame construction, modify techniques, part geometry, build surfaces and solids, drawing mode in 2-D and 3-D.

CCET 3670 Civil Design

The course is designed to apply civil design applications in land development, subdivision layout, water, and sewer layout, with the use of Softdesk (DCA) software curve charts, road profile details, digital terrain modeling (DTM), highway-road design, earthworks, and civil design application.

CCET 3680 CNC Design

The A&M programming language is taught and utilized in the manufacturing process utilizing the vertical CNC mill. The application of creative program flow in CNC design is used in both relative and absolute modes.

CCET 4600 Engineering Design

A course in design applications, solving technical design problems and using problem solving techniques and research techniques along with industrial reference materials in the final mechanical design analysis, will use advanced design and CAD applications.

CCET 4610 Advanced Solid Modeling

In-depth training in solid modeling, analysis, manipulation of standards, setup using IGES, FTP, PGP files, work with advanced finite element design tools. Interference of mating parts and point analysis on final design and tooling requirements.

CM 1000 Construction Plans

Students will become familiar with commercial and residential plan documents including interpretation of architectural, electrical, and mechanical systems diagrams. Material calculation research and specification divisions will be emphasized.

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