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Convocons: A Tool For Building Affinity Among Distributed Team Members, Michael Oren, Stephen B. Gilbert 2012 Iowa State University

Convocons: A Tool For Building Affinity Among Distributed Team Members, Michael Oren, Stephen B. Gilbert

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

In this paper we present the result of a user interface designed to increase social affinity between two remote collaborators working on design tasks. The results suggest that the tool is successful in creating an overall affinity that is 14.6% higher than the control group without adding a significant difference in task completion time. Affinity is measured with a framework with demonstrated inter-rater reliability using codes assigned to specific conversational patterns and video recorded interactions. This research approach provides a platform for future work codifying affinity and trust among larger numbers of remote collaborators.


Assessing Design Heuristics For Idea Generation In An Introductory Engineering Course, Shanna R. Daly, James L. Christian, Seda Yilmaz, Colleen M. Seifert, Richard Gonzalez 2012 University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Assessing Design Heuristics For Idea Generation In An Introductory Engineering Course, Shanna R. Daly, James L. Christian, Seda Yilmaz, Colleen M. Seifert, Richard Gonzalez

Industrial Design Publications

Design Heuristics are prompts that encourage design space exploration during concept generation. Design Heuristics were developed by analyzing trends in innovative products and patterns in ideation by engineering and industrial designers of varying experience levels. In this study, 48 freshmen engineering students were given a short design task and a set of twelve Design Heuristics Cards. Each card described a heuristic, and gave two examples of its application in a product. Students were asked to create new design concepts using the heuristics. The results showed that the concepts created without Design Heuristics were less developed, and were often replications of ...


Wime: A Departmental Effort To Improve Recruitment, Retention And Engagement Of Women Students In Mechanical Engineering, Sriram Sundararajan, Theodore J. Heindel, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Shankar Subramaniam 2012 Iowa State University

Wime: A Departmental Effort To Improve Recruitment, Retention And Engagement Of Women Students In Mechanical Engineering, Sriram Sundararajan, Theodore J. Heindel, Baskar Ganapathysubramanian, Shankar Subramaniam

Mechanical Engineering Conference Presentations, Papers, and Proceedings

The Mechanical Engineering department at Iowa State University started the ‘Women in Mechanical Engineering’ (WiME) program 3 years ago. WiME is a student run, faculty moderated, and department funded program with a three pronged approach to enhance women participation in mechanical engineering – retention, outreach, and recruitment. WiME organizes various social and professional development activities that are intended to • Provide a forum for women to socially interact with faculty and their peers; • Provide students with women role models in engineering and academic professionals thereby helping to develop and sustain a network of professional colleagues and; • Leverage the interests of the WiME ...


A Strategy For Sustainable Outcomes Assessment Across A Mechanical Engineering Curriculum That Maximizes Faculty Engagement, Sriram Sundararajan 2012 Iowa State University

A Strategy For Sustainable Outcomes Assessment Across A Mechanical Engineering Curriculum That Maximizes Faculty Engagement, Sriram Sundararajan

Mechanical Engineering Conference Presentations, Papers, and Proceedings

As part of continuous improvement of the program and ABET accreditation requirements, direct assessment methods of student outcomes are necessary and quite illustrative in terms of describing student learning. Direct assessment methods range from evaluating student performance on locally prepared examinations or standardized tests to assessing student portfolios or performing performance appraisals. Choice of the methods depends on a range of factors including number of students in the program, impact on faculty workload and appropriateness of sample size. One of the challenges in implementing a successful direct assessment process is engaging the faculty and achieving a high level of participation ...


Developing Inquiry-Based Laboratory Exercises For A Mechanical Engineering Curriculum, Sriram Sundararajan, LeAnn E. Faidley, Terrence R. Meyer 2012 Iowa State University

Developing Inquiry-Based Laboratory Exercises For A Mechanical Engineering Curriculum, Sriram Sundararajan, Leann E. Faidley, Terrence R. Meyer

Mechanical Engineering Conference Presentations, Papers, and Proceedings

This paper describes the development of two inquiry-based experiments in a mechanical engineering curriculum at a land grant research-intensive university, aimed at providing students with the opportunity to design and perform experiments. One experiment in engineering measurements (system behavior) and one experiment in fluid dynamics were developed. In each case, students working on teams were posed with a scenario and question to answer. For example, in the system dynamics experiment, students were asked to verify that a thermal system and electrical system were mechanically equivalent systems. In the fluid dynamics experiment, students were asked to investigate drag coefficients for flow ...


Learning Outcomes From A Multidisciplinary, Hands-On, Think Tank, Shannon Chance, John Marshall, James Barber 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Learning Outcomes From A Multidisciplinary, Hands-On, Think Tank, Shannon Chance, John Marshall, James Barber

Shannon M. Chance

No abstract provided.


Using Problem-Based Learning To Foster Student Development, Shannon Chance, John Marshall, James Barber 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Using Problem-Based Learning To Foster Student Development, Shannon Chance, John Marshall, James Barber

Shannon M. Chance

No abstract provided.


Rubric For Assessing Epistemological Development Of Students Who Are Learning Design, Shannon Chance 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Rubric For Assessing Epistemological Development Of Students Who Are Learning Design, Shannon Chance

Shannon M. Chance

There is an extensive base of literature that attempts to describe how college students understand “knowledge” and their role in generating it. Educators draw from this literature to help students develop increasingly sophisticated ways of using knowledge. Although existing research aims for broad generalizability, it is clear that various disciplines have developed their own unique value systems. Scholars of “hard,” physical science are likely to hold very different ideas about the nature of “fact” and “inevitability” than those in the “softer,” social sciences [1]. Various disciplines conceptualize, use, and generate new knowledge in ways that differ dramatically, yet little research ...


Modeling And Simulation Of Z-Source Inverter, suresh L 2011 JNTU K

Modeling And Simulation Of Z-Source Inverter, Suresh L

suresh L

Z – source inverters have been recently proposed as an alternative power conversion concept as they have both voltage buck and boost capabilities. These inverters use a unique impedance network, coupled between the power source and converter circuit, to provide both voltage buck and boost properties, which cannot be achieved with conventional voltage source and current source inverters. To facilitate understanding of Z – source inverter, this paper presents a detailed analysis, showing design of impedance network, implementation of simple Boost control PWM technique and simulation of Z – source inverter for different values of modulation indices.


Anaerobic Digestion, Process, Products And Applications.Pdf, Abdul-Sattar Nizam 2011 King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Anaerobic Digestion, Process, Products And Applications.Pdf, Abdul-Sattar Nizam

Dr. Abdul-Sattar Nizami

Anaerobic digestion produces biogas by the conversion of organic matter under anaerobic conditions. The biogas is mainly contains methane (55-80%) and carbon dioxide (20-45%). The anaerobic digestion is completed in four successive biological processes such as hydrolysis, acidogenesis, acetogenesis and methanogenesis. In hydrolysis, monomers are produced from complex polymers by extra-cellular enzymes and further transformed into volatile fatty acids (acetic, propionic and butyric acids) and hydrogen (H2) during acidogenesis. In acetogensis, acetate, carbon dioxide and H2 are produced from volatile fatty acids and finally converted into methane in the methanogensis process. The process is widely used for the treatment of ...


Creativity And Innovation: A Comparative Analysis Of Assessment Measures For The Domains Of Technology, Engineering, And Business, Tyler Lewis 2011 Brigham Young University - Provo

Creativity And Innovation: A Comparative Analysis Of Assessment Measures For The Domains Of Technology, Engineering, And Business, Tyler Lewis

All Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this literature review is to investigate and discuss: (1) the characteristics measured by innovation assessments, and (2) the comparison of characteristics measured by creativity assessments with those of innovation assessments. This will be done by: (1) collecting creativity and innovation assessments, and (2) comparing and contrasting the characteristics measured by each assessment. This study reveals that innovation assessments do not measure the innovation process in its entirety. The findings show that creativity and innovation assessments lack in assessing the entire innovation process, assessing the innovation process on an individual level, and assessing an individual's change or ...


Exploring The Barriers To Independent Study And Learning In First Year Undergraduate Engineering Students?, Robert Martin Morris 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Exploring The Barriers To Independent Study And Learning In First Year Undergraduate Engineering Students?, Robert Martin Morris

Conference papers

This mixed method case study was carried out in the Dublin Institute of Technology, Ireland and was conducted with the co-operation of four experienced lecturers of engineering and three groups of first year undergraduate engineering students.

The main aim of the research was to identify factors which represent barriers to the independent study and learning of first year engineering students.

Many first year engineering students do not return to college for the second year of their programmes. Many reasons for this are identified in the research, including the failure of students to pass assessments and exams as a result of ...


The Iron Range Engineering Pbl Curriculum: How Students Adapt To And Function Within Pbl, Rose M. Marra, Betsy Palmer, Ronald Ulseth, Bart Johnson 2011 University of Missouri

The Iron Range Engineering Pbl Curriculum: How Students Adapt To And Function Within Pbl, Rose M. Marra, Betsy Palmer, Ronald Ulseth, Bart Johnson

Integrated Engineering Faculty Publications

Iron Range Engineering is a unique complete-PBL curriculum for upper division students. Rather than studying about engineering in traditional engineering courses, IRE students solve complex and ill-structured industry problems in mining, milling, and manufacturing industries. To support students’ transition to PBL and to facilitate deep approaches to learning technical and professional competencies required for the engineers of the future, faculty have created a variety of structures. This paper describes IRE’s PBL implementation and reports the results of a qualitative study of their students.


A Comparison Study Of Project-Based-Learning In Upper-Division Engineering Education, Ronald Ulseth, Bart Johnson, Rebecca Bates 2011 Minnesota State University Mankato

A Comparison Study Of Project-Based-Learning In Upper-Division Engineering Education, Ronald Ulseth, Bart Johnson, Rebecca Bates

Integrated Engineering Faculty Publications

A new model for engineering education was launched in January 2010 in northeastern Minnesota. The Iron Range Engineering (IRE) model is a project-based-learning (PBL) methodology that focuses on producing graduates with integrated technical and professional knowledge and competencies. A unique and important element of the IRE model has 100% of IRE student learning taking place in the context of industry projects. Students at IRE are upper-division engineering students who transferred from Minnesota community college lower-division engineering programs. To understand the impact that IRE methodology may have on preparing engineers with the competencies needed for the future workplace, a comparison study ...


Teaching Large Courses Using Online Technologies: Lessons Learned And Future Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher, Steven A. Freeman 2011 Iowa State University

Teaching Large Courses Using Online Technologies: Lessons Learned And Future Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher, Steven A. Freeman

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Courses delivered entirely online allow universities to enroll a large number of students, but these large classes pose several challenges to educators. Two major challenges of large online learning environments are the development of appropriate learning activities and the encouragement of significant learning interactions between students. This presentation will discuss strategies used to encourage participatory learning and student interaction in a technology course with an enrollment of 170-200 students. Recommendations for managing other details of large courses in an online format will also be offered.


Design, Developmet & Simulation Of Solar Lighting System, suresh L 2011 JNTU K

Design, Developmet & Simulation Of Solar Lighting System, Suresh L

suresh L

Global interest in harnessing renewable energy resources has dramatically increased due to the confluence of several factors. The world cannot continue to relay for long on fossil fuels for its energy requirements. Fossil fuels reserves are limited. In addition, when burnt, these add to global warming, air pollution and acid rain. These systems are non- polluting, don’t deplete the natural resources in the long run. The advantages of using solar energy are the cost reduction of installation in the case of non availability of electric grid, reduction of electricity bill and contribution to the protection of the environments (Clean ...


Analysis Of Engineering Content With Technology Education Programs, Todd D. Fantz, Petros J. Katsioloudis 2011 Old Dominion University

Analysis Of Engineering Content With Technology Education Programs, Todd D. Fantz, Petros J. Katsioloudis

STEMPS Faculty Publications

No abstract provided.


Identifying Predictors Of Academic Success For Part-Time Students At Polytechnic Institutes In Malaysia, Norhayati Ibrahim, Steven A. Freeman, Mack C. Shelley 2011 Iowa State University

Identifying Predictors Of Academic Success For Part-Time Students At Polytechnic Institutes In Malaysia, Norhayati Ibrahim, Steven A. Freeman, Mack C. Shelley

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

A central challenge for higher education today is to understand the diversity and complexity of nontraditional students’ life experiences and how these factors influence their academic success. To better understand these issues, this study explored the role of demographic characteristics and employment variables in predicting the academic success of part-time students at four polytechnic institutes in Malaysia. Demographic characteristics studied included respondent’s age, gender, marital status, number of children, parent’s educational level, and financial resources. Employment variables assessed were number of years working, job relatedness to the program, job satisfaction, and monthly salary. A total of 614 part-time ...


Design Of An Online Course In Quality Management Systems For Adult Learners, Gretchen A. Mosher, Steven A. Freeman, Charles R. Hurburgh Jr. 2011 Iowa State University

Design Of An Online Course In Quality Management Systems For Adult Learners, Gretchen A. Mosher, Steven A. Freeman, Charles R. Hurburgh Jr.

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Publications

Quality processes are an important part of any business. The introduction of quality management systems in the workplace offers many benefits for organizations who wish to remain competitive. Online presentation of quality management concepts offers an efficient and cost effective delivery method for workplace learning. However, adult learners often do not have the same level of comfort with online educational programs as college-aged students. Adult learners also have other special needs that must be considered when developing educational material for the workplace.

The manuscript describes the process used to develop and deliver an online non-credit course in quality management systems ...


Successful Engineering And Technology Student Mobility: Key Student Perspectives And Quality Determinants Before, During And After Student Exchange Under The Atlantis Programme, Mike Murphy, Donal McHale, Michael Dyrenfurth 2011 Dublin Institute of Technology

Successful Engineering And Technology Student Mobility: Key Student Perspectives And Quality Determinants Before, During And After Student Exchange Under The Atlantis Programme, Mike Murphy, Donal Mchale, Michael Dyrenfurth

Conference papers

In this paper, we describe the lessons learned, and determinants of quality, from two Atlantis programmes. Additionally our two student authors will share key student perspectives relevant to student mobility: (1) before they visited the partner university, (2) while they were studying at the partner university and (3) after they returned to their home university. Purdue University and the Dublin Institute of Technology, together with the Hochschule Darmstadt and Pennsylvania State University, were successful in securing an Atlantis mobility grant [1] for four years to support student and staff mobility between the United States and Europe. The programme has just ...


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