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Shawn Ehrstein

Shawn Ehrstein

Director, Emerging Technologies
National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR)

As the Director of NIAR’s Emerging Technologies and CAD/CAM, Shawn Ehrstein specializes in product lifecycle management (PLM) curriculum design and research and supervision of the NIAR network and application support group.  He oversees the 3D Experience Center located on the Innovation Campus at Wichita State University which encompasses Immersive Technologies, Robotics and Automation, Reverse Engineering and Additive Manufacturing.  He has developed nationally recognized training manuals and teaches courses at Wichita State University and various companies within the aerospace industry.  He has worked in the CAD/CAM Lab since 1990, previously as Associate Director.

He has a Master in Business Administration, an M.S. and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Wichita State University. He has over 25 years of experience with CAD software with over 20 years of CATIA experience.



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