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  • Author index

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • Sharing courseware resources through the NEEDS (National Engineering Education Delivery System) database

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 3b5.1 - 3b5.3 vol.2
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    The Synthesis Coalition and NEEDS are at the forefront of courseware creation, delivery and evaluation. NEEDS is the architecture developed by the Synthesis Coalition to enable new pedagogical models based on Internet-mediated environments for learning. The NEEDS database provides an access mechanism for students and faculty to a diverse range of engineering educational materials. The database con... View full abstract»

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  • ABET Engineering Criteria 2000

    Publication Year: 1995
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  • Beam deflections via computer algebra systems

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 4b4.1 - 4b4.4 vol.2
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    Computer algebra software can be used to replace the traditional paper and pencil approach for generating mathematical symbolic solutions. The user must only define problems in a software understandable format, and then the computer rapidly performs the actual calculations. Computer algebra software can be used to supplement traditional solution techniques in mechanics of materials courses. Althou... View full abstract»

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  • Curriculum development: an integrated approach

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 4b4.17 - 4b4.23 vol.2
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    Considerable attention is currently being paid to the development of innovative curricula that are responsive to today's demands on students, faculty, and resources, and are attentive to the needs of graduates. In engineering, these curricula are under several external constraints such as ABET standards, industrial advisory board recommendations, number of faculty, diversity of faculty effort, num... View full abstract»

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  • Integrating the humanities with engineering through a course in the rise of modern science

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 3b4.1 - 3b4.4 vol.2
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    The goal of integrating the humanities with engineering education is implied by the ABET requirement that “the humanities and social sciences must be planned to reflect a rationale or fulfil an objective appropriate to the engineering profession and course work in the humanities and social sciences must be an integral part of the engineering program.” One way to integrate the humanitie... View full abstract»

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  • The strategy designed to improve the teaching materials in YZIT

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    Summary form only given, as follows. To improve the quality of teaching is one of the major concerns among engineering colleges nationwide. Yuan-Ze Institute of Technology (YZIT) is a school with characteristic of a highly experimental specialty. The Office of Academic Affairs founded the “Teaching Resources Section” to work out the plans for promoting teaching quality. The term &ldquo... View full abstract»

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  • Cognitive styles and implications for the engineering curriculum

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 4d3.8 - 4d311 vol.2
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    In an effort to assess the effects of cognitive style and the structure of an engineering curriculum on student learning, Gordon's Cognitive Style typology was used to characterize faculty and students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Clemson University. Gordon's typology provides measures which characterize those aspects of learning that involve creativity, problem solving, and prob... View full abstract»

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  • An integrated solution to distributed data requirements

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 4c5.15 - 4c5.17 vol.2
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    Recent developments within the World Wide Web (WWW) and attendant user interfaces (e.g. Mosaic, Netscape) have produced well defined protocols for describing, communicating, and viewing hypertext information. This ability to uniformly handle different types of information has created tremendous opportunities for re-engineering the means by which disparate information is managed and communicated am... View full abstract»

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  • SIMPLE in practice [educational software]

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 3b3.1 - 3b3.4 vol.2
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    SIMPLE makes it easy to combine existing software to structure and deploy complex interactive learning environments for students. A unique feature of SIMPLE environments is that the interactions of the learner with the environment can be automatically and unobtrusively logged into a file that the instructor can examine for progress and problems on the part of the learner. The instructor can even p... View full abstract»

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  • Integration of student presentations into advanced classes

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 4a4.15 - 4a4.17 vol.2
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    Almost all practising engineers must, at one time or another orally present their work to their peers. Although separate classes in public speaking are frequently provided-or even required-for engineering students, they often do not provide ample opportunity to focus on the unique skills required for technical presentations. At the City College of New York, we have begun a project to integrate stu... View full abstract»

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  • Active and cooperative learning in an introductory chemical engineering course

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 3c2.19 - 3c2.22 vol.2
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    A sophomore level chemical engineering course was redesigned to emphasize active and cooperative learning. The structure used was a peer-assisted cooperative learning model developed at WPI. The experimental course was compared to a control course taught by the passive lecture method. The control and test courses were compared using student performance, attitudes, evaluations of the course and ins... View full abstract»

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  • Designing concurrent engineering and computer integrated manufacturing into a manufacturing engineering technology program

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 3c5.5 - 3c5.8 vol.2
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    To better prepare graduates for a rapidly changing global market place, concurrent engineering (CE) and computer integrated manufacturing (CIM) concepts have been fully integrated into the manufacturing engineering technology (MET) program at Western Washington University. Freshman students are taught solid modeling, design concepts and basic CIM in their introductory graphics courses. Sophomore s... View full abstract»

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  • An introduction to engineering design: teaching the engineering process through teaming and the continuous improvement philosophy

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    Summary form only given, as follows. We describe a first year required course in engineering design, initiated at ASU in the Fall'94 semester. The organizing thread and philosophy for the course is the process of engineering, utilizing teaming and continuous improvement, based on Deming's fourteen points. Process is defined as a collection of interrelated tasks that take one from input to output i... View full abstract»

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  • Design guidelines for written assignments

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 4b5.6 - 4b5.9 vol.2
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    Since the advent of relatively inexpensive desktop publishing software, document design has become increasingly important. Generally speaking, document design refers to the physical arrangement of text and graphics on the page to maximize reader comprehension. This paper discusses design guidelines educators can use to format their assignment instructions. The purpose of formatting is to avoid stu... View full abstract»

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  • Bringing equations and formulas alive and making them more meaningful to students

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    Summary form only given. Mathematical equations are the language for solving problems in engineering. This is particularly true for the student in the classroom and the worker on a research project. In general students have a very poor grasp of mathematical relations. Many lack the skill for simple manipulation, but even the good manipulators very seldom have more than a superficial insight of the... View full abstract»

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  • Integration of basic electromagnetism and engineering technology

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 4a5.4 - 4a5.7 vol.2
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    The theory of electromagnetism is taught as a part of most contemporary electrical engineering curricula. Usually a basic course is intended to cover all the fundamental electromagnetic theory which is needed in later engineering courses. However it is often found that students fail to understand and retain much of the course material, which in turn makes their subsequent studies more difficult. W... View full abstract»

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  • An interdisciplinary approach to the pre-engineering curriculum

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 3c1.18 - 3c1.22 vol.2
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    We describe the approach being used at Auburn University to design a two year, team taught, well coordinated sequence that will integrate topics in calculus and calculus based courses in the typical pre-engineering curriculum. The sequence will integrate topics normally covered in calculus, vector calculus, linear algebra, differential equations, introductory physics, and engineering courses such ... View full abstract»

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  • Statistical analysis of students' performance in new engineering science core courses with economic and design concepts

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 3c3.1 - 3c3.4 vol.2
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    This paper presents the results of statistical analysis conducted on the data collected from a four-year project funded by National Science Foundation. The primary objective of this multi-year, project involving five institutions was to determine the performance of the engineering students in a core of four integrated engineering science courses featuring advanced design and economic content View full abstract»

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  • The JPL/NASA Mars Pathfinder Mission as an engineering outreach program

    Publication Year: 1995
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    Summary form only given. Educational outreach programs have become an important objective for many public organizations. These programs have been developed to educate the public, particularly High School students, about their organizations. NASA has been one of the strongest direct supporters on these programs through their Space Grant Consortium Grants and many fellowship programs. In addition to... View full abstract»

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  • Selecting an authoring program for undergraduate engineering computer-based instruction

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 4d1.13 - 4d1.17 vol.2
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    The Greenfield Coalition for New Manufacturing Education is a National Science Foundation-supported partnership of six diverse educational institutions, five top manufacturing companies, an international member-based educational society, and an operational manufacturing/teaching enterprise. Greenfield is a new model for manufacturing education based on the combination of skill and deep engineering... View full abstract»

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  • Reflective assessment: portfolios in engineering courses

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 4c1.7 - 4c110 vol.2
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    Quality problems in engineering education are caused by the wide range of student backgrounds and abilities, the need for integrating interpersonal and technical skills, the lack of feedback mechanisms for the assessment of quality, and the overall lack of relevance between the students' needs and the coursework. S.R. Covey's (1989) seven habits and P.M. Senge's (1990) five disciplines provide a f... View full abstract»

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  • Approaches to improving retention being investigated by the SUCCEED Coalition

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    Summary form only given. The SUCCEED Engineering Education Coalition was established to effect curricular change that would significantly enhance the success of engineering students. Student retention data within the SUCCEED institutions indicated that effective transitioning of students into the university from high school community colleges or small colleges was critical to their success. A seri... View full abstract»

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  • Transforming a database systems and design course for non computer science majors

    Publication Year: 1995 , Page(s): 4b2.17 - 4b2.20 vol.2
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    Methods of instruction for many undergraduate courses in database systems and design still focus primarily an lectures and a single, all-encompassing design project to reinforce database concepts. This paper describes how the database systems course taught at the US Military Academy has evolved to include immediate concept reinforcement in the classroom using networked PCs and a graphically-orient... View full abstract»

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  • K-12 teachers provide meaningful technical projects for teams of first-year engineering students

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    Summary form only provided, as follows. Students enter engineering school with some desire to solve real problems, yet they spend much of their academic career working textbook exercises. Sometimes they get to solve a real problem in their senior design project, sometimes they must wait until they have graduated and obtained a job. They need opportunities to confront real engineering problems, pro... View full abstract»

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