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Laurie E. Robinette

Ph.D. with recent quality management and PC-DMIS history

Work experience


Process Analyst/Quality Manager

Noble Plastics, Inc. 
  • Oversaw Quality Management System to maintain ISO 9001 certification.
  • Conducted internal audits and interfaced with external auditors.
  • Performed statistical analysis on manufacturing data.
  • Interfaced with customers to determine quality requirements for products.
  • Developed standard operating procedures.
  • Measured parts with various laboratory equipment.
  • Developed programs for automated inspection equipment (Coordinate Measuring Machine).
  • Trained Production and Engineering staff on proper use of inspection equipment.

Research Assistant/Coordinator

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Institute of Cognitive Science
  • Oversaw and conducted behavioral research.
  • Designed experiments and instruction protocols.
  • Oversaw data collection and performed statistical analysis.
  • Presented research findings to colleagues.
  • Submitted research papers for journal publication and conference presentation.

Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Linguistics

University of Louisiana at Lafayette, English Department
  • Designed course outline
  • Organized and conducted lectures and class discussions
  • Constructed and evaluated class projects and exams



Ph.D., Cognitive Science

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

B.S., Psychology

Louisiana State University


Coordinate Measuring Machine Programming
  • Proficiency with programming in PC-DMIS CAD++ metrology software for Coordinate Measuring Machine inspection.
  • Experience with developing inspections in PolyWorks Inspector software for Romer Arm and laser scanner inspections.
  • Familiarity with Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Theory.
Statistical Analysis
  • Background in experimental research design, methodology, and statistical analysis. Proficiency with SPSS and Minitab statistical analysis software packages.
  • Knowledge of many Six Sigma-related practices, Statistical Process Control, Capability Analysis, Design of Experiments, Gauge R&R Studies.
Other Skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook.
  • Familiarity with HTML and C++.


  • Completion of Dale Carnegie Training Course (2014).
  • Completion of PolyWorks Inspector training course (2014).
  • Completion of ASME Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Theory course (2013).
  • Promoted to Quality Manager (2013).
  • Completion of PC-DMIS CAD++ Levels 1 and 2 training courses (2012 and 2013).
  • Research paper accepted for publication and presentation at the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society in Portland, OR (2010).
  • Research paper accepted for presentation at the 11th International Cognitive Linguistics Conference in Berkeley, CA (2009).
  • Promoted to Research Coordinator (2009).
  • Recipient of research assistantship funded by National Science Foundation (2009).
  • Research presentation given at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society in Washington, DC. (2008).
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude with College Honors from Louisiana State University (2003).