Gender And Participation In An Engineering Problem-Based Learning Environment, 2017 University of Michigan
Gender And Participation In An Engineering Problem-Based Learning Environment, Laura Hirshfield, Milo D. Koretsky
Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning
The use of problem-based learning (PBL) is gaining attention in the engineering classroom as a way to help students synthesize foundational knowledge and to better prepare students for practice. In this work, we study the discourse interactions between 27 student teams and two instructors in an engineering PBL environment to analyze how participation is distributed among team members, paying particular attention to the differences between male and female students. There were no statistically significant differences between the amount that male and female students spoke; however, stereotypical gender roles and traditional gendered behavior did manifest in the discussion. Also, regardless of ...
Assessing An Assessment: The New Nsse Il Module, 2017 Grand Valley State University
Assessing An Assessment: The New Nsse Il Module, Debbie Morrow
University Of Maine High Altitude Ballooning Eclipse Experience, 2017 University of Maine
University Of Maine High Altitude Ballooning Eclipse Experience, Kent Seneres, Derek Haas, William Bessette, Richard Eason
2017 Academic High Altitude Conference
The University of Maine High Altitude Ballooning (UMHAB) team launched two balloons during the August 21, 2017 total solar eclipse, producing a consistent online video stream of the eclipse to an altitude of 110,000 feet. This paper discusses the key factors that lead to a successful launch and recovery, such as thorough testing procedures, redesign of components, choice of launch site, and a touch of luck. In preparation for the event, the team tested the equipment and code over eleven balloon launches. Airplane based testing and land testing were conducted for the tracking and video stream components. The payloads ...
Ssetgami: Secure Software Education Through Gamification, 2017 University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Ssetgami: Secure Software Education Through Gamification, Hector Suarez, Hooper Kincannon, Li Yang
KSU Proceedings on Cybersecurity Education, Research and Practice
Since web browsers have become essential to accomplishing everyday tasks, developing secure web applications has become a priority in order to protect user data, corporate databases and critical infrastructure against cyber-crimes . This research presents a game-like (gamification) approach to teach key concepts and skills on how to develop secure web applications. Gamification draws on motivational models, one of psychological theories. Gamification design has great potential over traditional education where we often find students demotivated and lecturers failing to engage them in learning activities. This research created game-like learning modules to teach top vulnerabilities and countermeasures for these top vulnerabilities in ...
Answering Food Insecurity: Serving The Community With Food And Knowledge Using Technology, 2017 Purdue University
Answering Food Insecurity: Serving The Community With Food And Knowledge Using Technology, Courtney Simpson
Purdue Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement
The courses of Tech120, CGT110, and ENGT 180/181 and Red Gold at Purdue collaborated to design a robot that would plant and water a garden for a local community charter school. The students centered the project on the users’ needs for fresh food, nutrition education, and early exposure to STEM for children. The school, Anderson Preparatory Academy (APA), is comprised of many children who come from low-income families and are in the free or reduced lunch program. Inspired from “Farm Bot,” a similar system that allows for almost hands-free gardening, the “Boiler Bot” is designed to be scalable so ...
Latinx And Caucasian Elementary School Children’S Knowledge Of And Interest In Engineering Activities, Gamze Ozogul, Cindy Faith Miller, Martin Reisslein
Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)
Ethnic minorities, such as Latinx people of Hispanic or Latino origin, and women earn fewer engineering degrees than Caucasians and men. With shifting population dynamics and high demands for a technically qualified workforce, it is important to achieve broad participation in the engineering workforce by all ethnicities and both genders. Previous research has examined the knowledge of and interest in engineering among students in grades five and higher. In contrast, the present study examined elementary school students in grades K–5. The study found that older students in grades 4 and 5 had both greater knowledge of engineering occupational activities ...
Datumate, 2017 Construction Engineering & Management, Purdue University
Datumate, Purdue Ect Team
ECT Fact Sheets
Datumate is digitally transforming civil engineering processes used in construction, surveying and infrastructure inspection markets with fully automated, highly precise, cost effective and safe tools. It utilizes state-of-the-art image processing and advanced drones and camera technologies dramatically reducing the amount of time surveying crews spend in the field, speeding up construction progress checks and shortening infrastructure inspection duration, while maintaining survey grade accuracy. The intuitive, simple and automated solutions increase productivity by saving field and office time in civil engineering and inspection projects of roads, intersections, stockpile volumes, topography, piping, industrial facilities, bridges, property surveys, building facades, railways, cellular infrastructure ...
Approaches To Integrating Engineering In Stem Units And Student Achievement Gains, 2017 University of Minnesota–Twin Cities
Approaches To Integrating Engineering In Stem Units And Student Achievement Gains, Elizabeth A. Crotty, Selcen S. Guzey, Gillian H. Roehrig, Aran W. Glancy, Elizabeth A. Ring-Whalen, Tamara J. Moore
Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)
This study examined different approaches to integrating engineering practices in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum units. These various approaches were correlated with student outcomes on engineering assessment items. There are numerous reform documents in the USA and around the world that emphasize the need to incorporate engineering into science education. The authors of this study contend that different approaches to integrating engineering in STEM units correlate to larger student achievement gains in engineering, based on assessment items developed from the Framework for Quality K–12 Engineering Education (Moore, Glancy, Tank, Kersten, & Smith, 2014). The goal of this work ...
Survey Of Library Services At Engineering News Record’S Top 500 Design Firms: Ten Years Later, 2017 University of Toledo
Survey Of Library Services At Engineering News Record’S Top 500 Design Firms: Ten Years Later, John B. Napp
In October 2004 a survey was mailed to the Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Design firms asking about their information resources and whether there was a degreed librarian on staff. The article resulting from this research (Napp 2004) has been widely cited in the literature in the past decade. In light of the economic crisis in the United States during the decade since 2004, it was decided that a follow up survey to learn what had changed would be useful.The goal of both surveys was to assess the state of library services in US design firms. The 2004 ...
Creating A Team Tutor Using Gift, 2017 Iowa State University
Creating A Team Tutor Using Gift, Stephen B. Gilbert, Anna Slavina, Michael C. Dorneich, Anne M. Sinatra, Desmond Bonner, Joan Johnston, Joseph Holub, Anastacia Macallister, Eliot H. Winer
Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Publications
With the movement in education towards collaborative learning, it is becoming more important that learners be able to work together in groups and teams. Intelligent tutoring systems (ITSs) have been used successfully to teach individuals, but so far only a few ITSs have been used for the purpose of training teams. This is due to the difficulty of creating such systems. An ITS for teams must be able to assess complex interactions between team members (team skills) as well as the way they interact with the system itself (task skills). Assessing team skills can be difficult because they contain social ...
Design And Planned Obsolescence. Theories And Approaches For Designing Enabling Technologies, 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology
Design And Planned Obsolescence. Theories And Approaches For Designing Enabling Technologies, Matteo Zallio, Damon Berry
We are currently living in a decade where smart objects and Internet of Things (IoT)-based devices are becoming part of daily life in different contexts. This research seeks to investigate and verify, by using a formal literature review methodology, the most visible aspects of technological development, within the Industry 4.0 and IoT scenario, in relation to the theories of the so called “Planned Obsolescence”.
This study covers a defined number of works on Design theories and practices on how to face the issue of built-in obsolescence of devices in the era of the Connected Devices. The majority of ...
Analysis Of Asynchronous Supplemental Course Modules In Statistical Process Control, 2017 Iowa State University
Analysis Of Asynchronous Supplemental Course Modules In Statistical Process Control, Matthew E. Harvey, John R. Haughery, Sai K. Ramaswamy
Many engineering and technology departments at the collegiate level have developed extensive online and hybrid (face-to-face and online) course offerings (Bourne, Harris, & Mayadas, 2005). These courses may meet several goals such as increasing access, reducing university costs, providing schedule flexibility, and increasing curriculum offerings. An additional opportunity for computer-based learning is to increase student success by offering asynchronous learning modules to extend content beyond traditional lectures.
Team-Based Learning In Engineering Classrooms: Feedback Form And Content Adds Value To The Learning Experience, 2017 Iowa State University
Team-Based Learning In Engineering Classrooms: Feedback Form And Content Adds Value To The Learning Experience, Monica H. Lamm, Micheal Dorneich, Diane T. Rover
Monica H. Lamm
An instructional strategy called Team-Based Learning (TBL) has been implemented by the authors in courses that emphasize fundamental engineering concepts that are core to the discipline. TBL is an alternative to conventional classroom lecture instruction. In a TBL course, students are placed on permanent learning teams and the teams work together, during class time, to apply course concepts and solve discipline-relevant problems called application exercises. The goal of introducing TBL in these engineering courses is to enhance the quality of student learning by incentivizing student engagement with course content and fostering team skills. This is achieved by using application exercises ...
Lmproving Microcontroller And Computer Architecture Education Through Software Simulation, 2017 The University of Western Ontario
Lmproving Microcontroller And Computer Architecture Education Through Software Simulation, Kevin Brightwell
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository
In this thesis, we aim to improve the outcomes of students learning Computer Architecture and Embedded Systems topics within Software and Computer Engineering programs. We develop a simulation of processors that attempts to improve the visibility of hardware within the simulation environment and replace existing solutions in use within the classroom. We designate a series of requirements of a successful simulation suite based on current state-of-the-art simulations within literature. Provided these requirements, we build a quantitative rating of the same set of simulations. Additionally, we rate our previously implemented tool, hc12sim, with current solutions. Using the gaps in implementations from ...
Bim+Blockchain: A Solution To The Trust Problem In Collaboration?, 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology
Bim+Blockchain: A Solution To The Trust Problem In Collaboration?, Malachy Mathews, Dan Robles, Brian Bowe
This paper provides an overview of historic and current organizational limitations emerging in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, Building Owner / Operations (AECOO) Industry. It then provides an overview of new technologies that attempt to mitigate these limitations. However, these technologies, taken together, appear to be converging and creating entirely new organizational structures in the AEC industries. This may be characterized by the emergence of what is called the Network Effect and it’s related calculus. This paper culminates with an introduction to Blockchain Technology (BT) and it’s integration with the emergence of groundbreaking technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT ...
Can Students Flourish In Engineering Classrooms?, 2017 San Jose State University
Can Students Flourish In Engineering Classrooms?, Peggy Boylan-Ashraf, Steven A. Freeman, Mack C. Shelley, Özgür Keleş
Steven A. Freeman
This study investigated the role of a new paradigm in teaching large introductory, fundamental engineering mechanics (IFEM) courses that combined student-centered learning pedagogies and supplemental learning resources. Demographic characteristics in this study included a total of 405 students, of whom 347 (85.7%) are males and 58 are (14.3%) females. The students’ majors included aerospace engineering, agricultural engineering, civil engineering, construction engineering, industrial engineering, materials engineering, and mechanical engineering.
Results of this study, as tested using an independent samples t-test, validated using a nonparametric independent samples test, and a general linear multivariate model analysis, indicated overwhelmingly that there is ...
Survey Of Library Services At Engineering News Record’S Top 500 Design Firms: Implications For Engineering Education, John B. Napp
This paper reports on the findings of a national survey of the library services available at Engineering News Record’s Top 500 Designs Firms. In mid-October 2002 a survey was mailed to all 500 firms. The survey was in two parts. One part was to be completed by a principal in the firm. The second part was to be completed by the degreed librarian (holding a Masters in Library Science or its equivalent) if the firm employed one. The return rate was 21.8% (n=109). The findings indicated that 74.4% of responding design firms do not employ a ...
Collaborative Research: Improving Student Learning In Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering By Enabling The Development, Sharing And Interoperability Of Active Learning Resources, 2017 Utah State University
Collaborative Research: Improving Student Learning In Hydrology & Water Resources Engineering By Enabling The Development, Sharing And Interoperability Of Active Learning Resources, David Tarboton
Funded Research and Data
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Identifying The Pathways And Experiences Of Asian Students' Engineering Major Choice, 2017 University of Florida
Identifying The Pathways And Experiences Of Asian Students' Engineering Major Choice, Christine Chern, Xinrui Xu, Joyce Main
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Symposium
Asian students’ pathways and experiences in engineering are not well-studied. Understanding pathways and experiences can inform students, parents, educators, and policymakers how to better approach the engineering major choice process. This study identifies pathways and experiences of Asian students choosing to major in engineering. Eleven semi-structured interviews of Asian students at a major research institution were analyzed in NVivo using thematic analysis. In this study, 8 Asian students chose engineering as a field of study and subsequently chose an engineering major while 3 chose an engineering major directly. Students following either pathway shared catalyzing interests, such as math and science ...
Technology To Manufacture Oriented Pvc (Pvc-O) Pipes, 2017 Construction Engineering & Management, Purdue University
Technology To Manufacture Oriented Pvc (Pvc-O) Pipes, Purdue Ect Team
ECT Fact Sheets
The development of Molecor´s technology, which is based on the application of a Molecular Orientation process, has delivered a significant turning point in the pipelines sector. With this technological development, the company has begun to manufacture TOM® PVC-O pipes, the most eco-friendly pipes on the market. The Molecor technology enabled eradicating many of the existing disadvantages of thermoplastic pipes.
This technology delivers a clear objective; to provide the water industry with a solution for pipes carrying pressurized water in an environmentally friendly, yet cost efficient manner. This also extends a service life compared to pipeline materials currently in use ...