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Proceedings Frontiers in Education 1995 25th Annual Conference. Engineering Education for the 21st Century

1-4 Nov. 1995

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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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  • Integration of the product realization process into engineering curricula

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    Summary form only given. One of the major reasons which has been given for the U.S. loss of global economic competitiveness is a perceived weakness in the design and manufacturing of competitive products. One significant step to rectify this problem is to effectively educate engineering graduates in the product realization process (PRP). For the purpose of this paper, PRP encompasses the full prod... 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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  • Bridging the gap between the theory and the real world in dynamic systems and control education

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    Summary form only given. Although there are many stimulating and practical applications for system dynamics and automatic control, students often find the material too abstract, too mathematical, and difficult to master when it is presented in lecture. This paper presents a unique approach of multimedia assisted curriculum integration, which integrates three different courses through the effective... View full abstract»

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  • The development and use of an engineering visualization tool for longitudinal vibrations of structures

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    Summary form only given. Visualization greatly enhances understanding in the study of vibrations and assists in the design of structures. The software program is used to help engineering students better understand free and forced longitudinal vibration through beam design. The user is able to select the beam configuration and once the beam configuration and loading are set, the program develops a ... 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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  • ECSEL Coalition techniques and results for improving retention

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    Summary form only given. ECSEL, one of the first of the NSF-sponsored Engineering Education Coalitions, has been engaged in an ambitious and multifaceted effort, woven around the twin goals of the transformation of the learning environment and improving attraction and retention rates, particularly for underrepresented groups. The diverse platform of schools in the coalition, as well as the diverse... View full abstract»

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  • Creative multidisciplinary design workshop

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    Summary form only given. We have designed and conducted a pilot multidisciplinary design workshop for a team of graduate students. We are a multidisciplinary group of educators from computer science, geography and education. A primary motivation for our workshop was the reality that increasingly design and problem solving in engineering are complex, multidisciplinary tasks. Our shared interest is ... View full abstract»

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  • Designing a portable technical literacy course for use in California

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    Summary form only given. The project discussed has developed a technical literacy course for a non-technical population of students. The focus is to draw examples of engineering systems from the local community so that students already have a "users" understanding of presented systems. First the students explore and study how a particular system works (i.e. how local bridges support loads), and th... View full abstract»

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  • Innovative manufacturing engineering program: a "SCCEME" way

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    Summary form only given. The Southern California Coalition for Education in Manufacturing Engineering (SCCEME) is a coalition of six major California universities which was formed in 1993 and is now one of only eight National Science Foundation Engineering Centers nationwide. The mission of SCCEME is to develop a comprehensive system of inter-university programs of undergraduate manufacturing engi... View full abstract»

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  • Techno Teacher/Techno Kid

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    Summary form only given. The Massachusetts Pre-Engineering Program, Inc. (MassPEP) works with urban teachers and students to design integrated mathematics, science and technology curriculum modules that focus on the practical applications of math/science in applied technology disciplines and include career awareness activities. Hands-on activities, teamwork and student competitions are key success... View full abstract»

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  • Gender and leadership: men and women's stories

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    Summary form only given. Looks at gender and leadership using conceptual frameworks from the psychology of women, workplace role and concepts of leadership. There are two modes of thinking-connection and separation-that can be identified and reliably coded in individual's stories of an authority figure. The link between gender, authority figure and leadership is explored through the connected-vs.-... View full abstract»

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  • Teaching project development methodology to engineering technology students

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    Summary form only given. Today's competitive need to develop high quality products has redefined the development role of engineering technologists. Today, engineers and engineering technologists assume much broader responsibilities. Responsibility for achieving specific technical performance requirements is now coupled with achieving requirements for project management, concurrent engineering, int... View full abstract»

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  • Development of a computer-based training in electric circuits

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    Summary form only given. The advances in computer technologies have led educators in both schools and industry to look at different ways to educate students and employees. The new method is known as CBT (computer-based training), or CBI (computer-based instruction). We demonstrate the development of a computer-based training material on electric circuits using Authorware Professional for Windows (... 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 "teaching quality"... 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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  • 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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  • Powered by the wind and the sun, Baltimore High School students get a jump start on college

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    Summary form only given. In an innovative pilot program, students at Baltimore's prestigious technology magnet school are designing, manufacturing, assembling and testing solar-powered cookers and windmills alongside first-year students at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering. This cooperative venture, called "PracticUM", gives seniors at Baltimore Polytechnic Institut... View full abstract»

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

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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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  • Successes of an engineering and technology institute for secondary school teachers

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4d5.2 - 4d5.6 vol.2
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    The future of any country lies in the ability to use its resources to build a strong and competitive economy. The most important resources any country can count on are the young men and women still in secondary schools. By introducing students to the type of work engineers do and by showing them how the principles of science are applied in the real world, students will have a greater appreciation ... View full abstract»

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  • Modernizing welding courses

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):3c5.9 - 3c511 vol.2
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    Scientific and technological developments of the last decade have transformed the welding industry. Today, the welding industry needs highly educated people, capable of operating sophisticated equipment and controlling complex processes. Thus, academia must equip students with appropriate knowledge and skills in order that they may easily integrate into the 21st century workplace. The paper descri... View full abstract»

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  • Cooperative learning in an undergraduate computer science curriculum

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):3c2.11 - 3c2.14 vol.2
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    As a discipline, computer science has seen many dramatic changes. The content of the curriculum has for the most part kept pace with these changes. However the pedagogy has changed very little. Most computer science instruction uses the lecture method as the exclusive means of teaching the fundamentals of the material and out-of-class programming assignments to ensure appropriate programming skill... View full abstract»

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  • Interfaces between the Foundation Coalition integrated curriculum and programs for honors, minority, women, and transfer students

    Publication Year: 1995, Page(s):4b3.1 - 4b3.7 vol.2
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    The Foundation Coalition includes seven institutions, all of which are in the process of developing an engineering curriculum that incorporates the integration of courses, the utilization of active and cooperative learning in the classroom, and the use of technology in the classroom to enhance the level and sophistication of content and problems approached. During the 1994-1995 academic year, all ... View full abstract»

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