PMMI U Skills Fund

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PMMI Skills Fund: For Your Future Workforce

Published on March 6, 2019

Created by PMMI, the PMMI U Skills Fund is a resource intended to help you form meaningful partnerships with regional two- to four-year colleges, universities and/or technical/vocational schools, as well as other educational programs in your area.  The PMMI U Skills Fund will match your company’s contributions up to $50,000 per year to regional education programs of your choice.


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PMMI Skills Fund: Putting Creativity to the Test with SICK LiDAR Technology

Published on May 13, 2019

The LiDAR sensor (TiM) provided to teams utilizes a rotating pulsed laser to calculate distances to its surroundings based on the time-of-flight principle. The integrated Ethernet interface allows for remote monitoring, measurement and navigation which presented a ton of possibilities for the teams.  SICK received submissions ranging from extremely creative, like using LiDAR on an amusement park ride, to very practical, like pothole detection. Three winners were selected:

  • First Place – Foreign Object Detection on Airport Tarmacs (Texas A&M University Team 2)
  • Second Place – Visual Impairment Walking Aid (Texas A&M University Team 1)
  • Third Place – Low-Friction Test Bed for CubeSats (Purdue University)