Teacher's Institute


CICMHE sponsors a Material Handling Teachers Institute (MHTI) to prepare new faculty for instruction in the field of materials handling as well as to enhance the skills of experienced faculty. MHTI is for both engineering and business faculty who are directly involved in the teaching of material flow systems and/or facility logistics. It will feature a wide range of industry and academic presentations, plant and lab tours, and social activities designed to promote better teaching of material handling and facilities design courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels. Through a variety of program activities, attendees will have the opportunity to interact with their colleagues and share course designs, teaching methods, case studies, textbooks, software, and more. The institute is offered every two years in the summer of odd-numbered years.

The week-long program includes the following:
  • How experienced faculty are teaching material handling
  • Available resources and references
  • The state of the art and trends in selected equipment and system categories
  • New teaching materials
  • Teaching methods, to include short cycle methods for testing modeling skills, and the use of detailed case studies
  • Assignments requiring attendees to "get their hands dirty"
  • Numerous social outings are also offered, including field trips and entertainment events.

2013 Material Handling Teachers Institute (MHTI)
Rochester, New York
June 17-20, 2013

MHTI 2011 Field Trip to Hyundai in Montgomery, Alabama