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Board # 113 : Eegrc Poster: Characterizing Trade-Off Decisions In Student Designers, Molly Goldstein 2017 Purdue University

Board # 113 : Eegrc Poster: Characterizing Trade-Off Decisions In Student Designers, Molly Goldstein

School of Engineering Education Graduate Student Series

Although design and decision-making are intertwined for practicing engineers, students from elementary school through college and graduate schools are not taught to think through uncertain situations (Howard, 2007) in which information is limited or outcomes are not guaranteed. Trade-offs are a complex element of decision, as the decision-making weighs possible outcomes against their respective costs (Otto &Antonsson, 1991). Although much is understood about how professional designers’ behaviors as compared to novice designers and students (Atmen et al., 2007; Crismond & Adams, 2012; Cross, 2003), there is little research regarding making trade-off decisions from middle school and high school to college. Understanding how students characterize their design tradeoffs would allow educators a better glimpse into students’ system design thinking. Without such knowledge at the K-16 level ...


Differential Impacts Of Online Delivery Methods On Student Learning: A Case Study In Biorenewables, Darren H. Jarboe, D. Raj Raman, Thomas J. Brumm, Robert Martin, Scott McLeod 2017 Iowa State University

Differential Impacts Of Online Delivery Methods On Student Learning: A Case Study In Biorenewables, Darren H. Jarboe, D. Raj Raman, Thomas J. Brumm, Robert Martin, Scott Mcleod

Thomas J. Brumm

In 2007, a Virtual Education Center for Biorenewable Resources was initiated that offered three distance education courses, one being Biorenewable Resources and Technology (BRT) 501 – Fundamentals of Biorenewable Resources and Technology, the subject of this study. The primary objective was to determine if course delivery method (video lecture format and the other in menu-driven auto-tutorial presentations (MDAP) deliv¬ered via Flash format), student major (agricultural and non-agricultural), and gender influence online student learning in BRT 501. We found that BRT 501 student performance was not significantly impacted by module delivery method. Students with agricultural majors were outperformed by students with ...


Student Professional Development: Competency-Based Learning And Assessment, Jacqulyn A. Baughman, Thomas J. Brumm, Steven K. Mickelson 2017 Iowa State University

Student Professional Development: Competency-Based Learning And Assessment, Jacqulyn A. Baughman, Thomas J. Brumm, Steven K. Mickelson

Thomas J. Brumm

This case study examines the implementation of competency-based learning (CBL) and assessment as a measure of student professional development. Students enrolled in an industrial technology undergraduate course at a Midwestern university participated in this study. Based on the degree program outcomes, the “top five” course competencies were identified, and their key action items were assessed using an industry-based, 360-degree assessment process. Significant differences in the average initial and final assessed values were used to determine professional development gains. Findings showed that self-assessed professional gains were achieved, self-assessed results were higher than peer results, and overall peer assessments indicated aggregate gains ...


Philosophical And Educational Perspectives On Engineering And Technological Literacy, Iv, John Heywood, Suzanne Keilson, Aaron Krawitz, Sheila Tobias, James Trevelyan, Alan Cheville, John Krupczak, Tom Siller, Mani Mina, David E. Drew, Sergey V. Sychov 2017 Trinity College

Philosophical And Educational Perspectives On Engineering And Technological Literacy, Iv, John Heywood, Suzanne Keilson, Aaron Krawitz, Sheila Tobias, James Trevelyan, Alan Cheville, John Krupczak, Tom Siller, Mani Mina, David E. Drew, Sergey V. Sychov

Mani Mina

In this fourth edition of Philosophical Perspectives on Engineering and Technological Literacy, the divisional publication of the Technological and Engineering Literacy and Philosophy of Engineering (TELPhE) Division of ASEE, is trying a new format. Over the years members of the division have noted that many of us keep coming back to the annual ASEE conference year after year not only for the technical papers, but the deep and wide-ranging conversations that crop up organically and spontaneously at the conference like flowers in the desert after a rain. This may be an appropriate metaphor since within our own academic institutions the ...


Collaborative Research: Ehr Core: Exploring The Emotional And Motivational Lives Of Undergraduate Engineering Students, Idalis Villanueva 2017 Utah State University

Collaborative Research: Ehr Core: Exploring The Emotional And Motivational Lives Of Undergraduate Engineering Students, Idalis Villanueva

Funded Research and Data

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Case Study: The Importance Of The Assessment Technique In Chemical Safety Training On A College Campus, James H. Withers, Steven A. Freeman 2017 Danfoss

Case Study: The Importance Of The Assessment Technique In Chemical Safety Training On A College Campus, James H. Withers, Steven A. Freeman

Steven A. Freeman

Safety training is an integral part of every organization's overall safety program. A variety of delivery methods are used to conduct training with the most common learning outcome being performance on a written exam. The safety professional must consider numerous issues when composing a written exam, including question design and exam difficulty, to establish a meaningful passing level and to assess overall training effectiveness. A research study was undertaken to further explore issues related to question design and exam difficulty relative to a chemical safety course offered in both classroom- and computer-based formats on a college campus. The objectives ...


Military Veterans Affinity Group Program: A Proactive Intervention For Transition To Higher Education, Steven D. Bell, Matthew E. Harvey, Steven A. Freeman 2017 Iowa State University

Military Veterans Affinity Group Program: A Proactive Intervention For Transition To Higher Education, Steven D. Bell, Matthew E. Harvey, Steven A. Freeman

Steven A. Freeman

Attendees will gain an understanding of the needs of the returning military veteran and how those needs are addressed through the implementation of the Affinity Group Program. Though specific to an academic degree program and industry career opportunity, this program is suitable for use in its adaptability for meeting the unique requirements of many higher education/career pathways. The outcomes and lessons learned will be disseminated with intent to stimulate replication.


Examining The Use Of Engineering Internship Workplace Competency Assessments For Continuous Improvement, Mark A. Laingen, Steven A. Freeman, Thomas J. Brumm, Mack Shelley 2017 Illinois State University

Examining The Use Of Engineering Internship Workplace Competency Assessments For Continuous Improvement, Mark A. Laingen, Steven A. Freeman, Thomas J. Brumm, Mack Shelley

Steven A. Freeman

This study explored how workplace competency assessment data from internship studentsand their supervisors, collected by College of Engineering programs between fall 2001 throughfall 2011 are applied toward continuous improvement practices. The continuous improvementprocess is integral to the accreditation and evaluation of the engineering curriculum. This mixedmethods study examined three separate practices using internship workplace competencyassessment ratings in the continuous improvement process. The study examined how assessmentrankings of the internship students’ workplace competency strengths and weakness have changedfrom the 2001-05 assessment terms in the past accreditation cycle, to the 2006-11 assessmentterms of the most recent accreditation cycle. In addition, this study ...


Philosophical And Educational Perspectives On Engineering And Technological Literacy, Iii, John W. Blake, Alan Cheville, Kate A. Disney, Stephen T. Frezza, John Heywood, Carl O. Hilgarth, John Krupczak Jr., Randy Libros, Mani Mina, Steven R. Walk 2017 Austin Peay State University

Philosophical And Educational Perspectives On Engineering And Technological Literacy, Iii, John W. Blake, Alan Cheville, Kate A. Disney, Stephen T. Frezza, John Heywood, Carl O. Hilgarth, John Krupczak Jr., Randy Libros, Mani Mina, Steven R. Walk

Mani Mina

This is the third Handbook produced by members of The Technological and Engineering Literacy/ Philosophy Division (TELPHE) of The American Society for Engineering Education. The common theme is the curriculum (formal and hidden) and its discontents. The publication of Engineers of Jihad by Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog (Princeton, 2016) caused much discussion in ASEE and in particular among members of TELPHE, and led to a panel discussion at the annual conference. Stephen Frezza a contributor to the previous Handbooks opens this issue with his response to the view that the engineering curriculum reinforces the mind-set that drives a person ...


Approaching Safety Through Quality: Factors Influencing College Student Perceptions, Sai K. Ramaswamy, Gretchen A. Mosher 2017 Iowa State University

Approaching Safety Through Quality: Factors Influencing College Student Perceptions, Sai K. Ramaswamy, Gretchen A. Mosher

Gretchen A. Mosher

Quality management practices have been identified by previous literature as a factor that could potentially reduce the level of safety incidents and hazards in agricultural work environments. The present study used multivariate analysis to examine the effect of independent variables such as quality and safety awareness, work experience, safety and quality management experience, and the perceived importance of safety and quality on the role of quality management practices as a mitigating factor for safety hazards and incidents in agriculture. Variables were measured on a five-point scale using a survey questionnaire. Data were collected from approximately 900 undergraduates enrolled in the ...


Enhancing The Learning And Engagement Of Women And Underrepresented Minority Students, Shweta Chopra, Gretchen A. Mosher, Pamela Rodriguez 2017 Iowa State University

Enhancing The Learning And Engagement Of Women And Underrepresented Minority Students, Shweta Chopra, Gretchen A. Mosher, Pamela Rodriguez

Gretchen A. Mosher

The audience will learn about a mentoring program used in retaining female and other underrepresented minorities in the field of technology. Challenges faced by women and URMs in STEM field at workplace will also be shared. Ways to successfully overcoming such challenges and identify ways to become successful in career of their choice will conclude the presentation.


Applying What You Have Learned, Gretchen Mosher, Norman Muzzy, Dana Woolley 2017 Iowa State University

Applying What You Have Learned, Gretchen Mosher, Norman Muzzy, Dana Woolley

Gretchen A. Mosher

Last April, a group of over 110 students presented their Capstone projects in the Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University. The Capstone program serves students in engineering and technology and is a required component of all ABE undergraduates. Capstone programs in engineering and technology are divided into two phases: a first-semester focus on defining the scope of the problem, and an emphasis on solution development and evaluation in the second semester. At the end of the first semester, the teams present their accomplishments at a poster session, where they receive feedback from ABE faculty and industry ...


Determining Graduation Rates In Engineering For Community College Transfer Students Using Data Mining, Marcia Laugerman, Diane T. Rover, Mack C. Shelley, Steven K. Mickelson 2017 Iowa State University

Determining Graduation Rates In Engineering For Community College Transfer Students Using Data Mining, Marcia Laugerman, Diane T. Rover, Mack C. Shelley, Steven K. Mickelson

Diane Rover

This study presents a unique synthesized set of data for community college students entering the university with the intention of earning a degree in engineering. Several cohorts of longitudinal data were combined with transcript-level data from both the community college and the university to measure graduation rates in engineering. The emphasis of the study is to determine academic variables that had significant correlations with graduation in engineering, and levels of these academic variables. The article also examines the utility of data mining methods for understanding the academic variables related to achievement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The practical purpose ...


The Engineering Admissions Partnership Program: A Navigation Strategy For Community College Students Seeking A Pathway Into Engineering, Marcia R. Laugerman, Mack C. Shelley, Steven K. Mickelson, Diane T. Rover 2017 University of Iowa

The Engineering Admissions Partnership Program: A Navigation Strategy For Community College Students Seeking A Pathway Into Engineering, Marcia R. Laugerman, Mack C. Shelley, Steven K. Mickelson, Diane T. Rover

Diane Rover

This paper presents the evaluation of a program designed to improve transfer outcomes for community college students pursuing an engineering degree. The program, the Engineering Admissions Partnership Program (E-APP), was designed to improve the navigational success of community college transfer students through connections to the university. These connections include coordinated academic advising, peer-mentoring, campus visits, and online social and professional networks. The objective of the study is to determine the efficacy of the E-APP and its interventions, which will be measured by increased participation rates and increased university retention rates for E-APP participants. Outcome data for the students are analyzed ...


Development Of Learning Modules For Sustainable Life Cycle Product Design: A Constructionist Approach, MD Tarique Hasan Khan, Kamyar Raoufi, Kijung Park, Tasnia Reza, Carolyn E. Psenka, Kathy Schmidt-Jackson, Karl R. Haapala, Gul E. Okudan-Kremer, Kyoung-Yun Kim 2017 Wayne State University

Development Of Learning Modules For Sustainable Life Cycle Product Design: A Constructionist Approach, Md Tarique Hasan Khan, Kamyar Raoufi, Kijung Park, Tasnia Reza, Carolyn E. Psenka, Kathy Schmidt-Jackson, Karl R. Haapala, Gul E. Okudan-Kremer, Kyoung-Yun Kim

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Constructionism is an approach to learning in which learners construct their own understanding and knowledge through making a meaningful product. A cyberlearning environment for sustainable life cycle engineering design has been developed based upon this approach through a multi-university research project funded by the NSF entitled “Constructionism in Learning: Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering (CooL:SLiCE).” The pedagogic significance of CooL:SLiCE is to better enable university students to learn about sustainable product life cycle engineering design by realizing effective learning modules for personalized environmentally-responsible product design. The CooL:SliCE platform has developed a web-based portal with three learning modules: 1 ...


Logic Tiles, Andrew Wheeler, Tristan Lennertz 2017 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Logic Tiles, Andrew Wheeler, Tristan Lennertz

Computer Engineering

This project was originally conceived by Professor Andrew Danowitz as he considered the restructuring of the introductory digital design course at Cal Poly. As it stands now, students apply their knowledge of boolean algebra and combinatorial logic through the programming of a Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) using a Hardware Descriptive Language (HDL). While this is the industry standard for designing large, complex digital circuits, and is an fundamental skill to learn, there is a lack of actual circuit building in the process that can cause a disconnect from theory to application for students who have little-to-no experience with digital ...


The Theatre Of Humanitarian Engineering, David DiBiasio, Paula Quinn, Kristin Boudreau, Laura A. Robinson, John M. Sullivan Jr., John Bergendahl, Leslie Dodson 2017 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

The Theatre Of Humanitarian Engineering, David Dibiasio, Paula Quinn, Kristin Boudreau, Laura A. Robinson, John M. Sullivan Jr., John Bergendahl, Leslie Dodson

Research and Reports on the Great Problems Seminar Program

An experimental role-playing course designed by an interdisciplinary team of faculty from engineering and the humanities puts students imaginatively into a complex nineteenth-century context as they consider how to provide a waste management solution for an expanding urban population. This role-playing game (RPG) puts students in the roles of actual people living in a turn-of-the-century industrial city in central Massachusetts. While immersing themselves in the roles of engineers, industrialists, elected officials, workers, scientists, public health officials, inventors, and city residents, students learn and practice engineering concepts (engineering design, stakeholder analysis, mass balance, sewage treatment, material properties and selection, sewage properties ...


Negotiations And Play, Curtis Abel, Kristin Boudreau 2017 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Negotiations And Play, Curtis Abel, Kristin Boudreau

Research and Reports on the Great Problems Seminar Program

This paper describes a negotiations module within a role-playing engineering course set in nineteenth-century Worcester, Massachusetts. Our course, “Humanitarian Engineering Past & Present: Worcester, 1885,” is a first-year, general education course at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The course includes engineering content within a humanistic frame that makes it ideal for general education. The course puts students in the roles of actual people living in a turn-of-the-century industrial city in central Massachusetts. Students learn and practice engineering concepts (engineering design, stakeholder analyses, mass balance, sewage treatment, material properties and selection, sewage properties and conveyance, statics and stress, filtration and chemical precipitation) while playing ...


How Role-Playing Builds Empathy And Concern For Social Justice, Leslie Dodson, david dibiasio, Paula Quinn, John Bergendahl, Kristin Boudreau, Glenn R. Gaudette, John M. Sullivan Jr., Curtis Abel 2017 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

How Role-Playing Builds Empathy And Concern For Social Justice, Leslie Dodson, David Dibiasio, Paula Quinn, John Bergendahl, Kristin Boudreau, Glenn R. Gaudette, John M. Sullivan Jr., Curtis Abel

Research and Reports on the Great Problems Seminar Program

This paper describes an experimental first-year, two-term course designed by an interdisciplinary team of faculty from engineering, humanities, social science, and entrepreneurship and innovation. The first term of our course, “Humanitarian Engineering Past & Present: Worcester, 1885,” puts students in the roles of actual people living in a turn-of-the-century industrial city in central Massachusetts. While immersing themselves in the roles of engineers, industrialists, elected officials, workers, scientists, public health officials, inventors, and city residents, students learn and practice engineering concepts (engineering design, stakeholder analysis, mass balance, sewage treatment, material properties and selection, sewage properties and conveyance, statics and stress, filtration and ...


Knowing And Caring About Sanitation, Leslie Dodson, David DiBiasio, John Andrew Bergendahl, Paula Quinn, John M. Sullivan Jr., Glenn Gaudette, Curtis Abel, Kristin Boudreau 2017 Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Knowing And Caring About Sanitation, Leslie Dodson, David Dibiasio, John Andrew Bergendahl, Paula Quinn, John M. Sullivan Jr., Glenn Gaudette, Curtis Abel, Kristin Boudreau

Research and Reports on the Great Problems Seminar Program

This paper describes the second half of a first-year course designed by an interdisciplinary team of faculty from engineering, humanities, social science, and entrepreneurship and innovation. Our course, “Humanitarian Engineering Past & Present,” begins with a nineteenth-century sewerage problem before turning to currentday problems of sanitation. Having studied in depth the challenges of providing acceptable sanitation to an ethnically, economically, and topographically diverse community in a nineteenth century industrial city, long before sanitation was considered a basic human right, students form teams to identify and propose a solution to a sanitation problem in some particular part of the contemporary world.

This ...


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