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Survey Of Library Services At Engineering News Record’S Top 500 Design Firms: Ten Years Later, John B. Napp 2017 University of Toledo

Survey Of Library Services At Engineering News Record’S Top 500 Design Firms: Ten Years Later, John B. Napp

John 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, Stephen B. Gilbert, Anna Slavina, Michael C. Dorneich, Anne M. Sinatra, Desmond Bonner, Joan Johnston, Joseph Holub, Anastacia MacAllister, Eliot H. Winer 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, Matteo Zallio, Damon Berry 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Design And Planned Obsolescence. Theories And Approaches For Designing Enabling Technologies, Matteo Zallio, Damon Berry

Articles

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, Matthew E. Harvey, John R. Haughery, Sai K. Ramaswamy 2017 Iowa State University

Analysis Of Asynchronous Supplemental Course Modules In Statistical Process Control, Matthew E. Harvey, John R. Haughery, Sai K. Ramaswamy

Sai 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.


Bim+Blockchain: A Solution To The Trust Problem In Collaboration?, Malachy Mathews, Dan Robles, Brian Bowe 2017 Dublin Institute of Technology

Bim+Blockchain: A Solution To The Trust Problem In Collaboration?, Malachy Mathews, Dan Robles, Brian Bowe

Conference papers

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 ...


Lmproving Microcontroller And Computer Architecture Education Through Software Simulation, Kevin Brightwell 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 ...


Pltw Female High-School Students' Supports And Barriers In Choosing A College Degree, Lisa Lubin Rubin 2017 Brandman University

Pltw Female High-School Students' Supports And Barriers In Choosing A College Degree, Lisa Lubin Rubin

Dissertations

Purpose:The purpose of this mixed-methods research study is to identify and describe the barriers and supports that PLTW female students encounter when pursuing a non-traditional female STEM degree upon graduation from high school.

Methodology:A mixed-method (qualitative-quantitative) research design was chosen for this study to explore barriers and supports of female high-school seniors in PLTW. The qualitative portion of the study was phenomenology. This study explored the supports and barriers of female high-school seniors in PLTW courses when choosing a college degree. The quantitative portion of the study was conducted via a hard-copy survey containing closed-ended five-point Likert scale ...


Survey Of Library Services At Engineering News Record’S Top 500 Design Firms: Implications For Engineering Education, John B. Napp 2017 University of Toledo

Survey Of Library Services At Engineering News Record’S Top 500 Design Firms: Implications For Engineering Education, John B. Napp

John 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, David Tarboton 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 Records

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Improving Disciplinary Literacy In An Electronics Course, Ohbong Kwon, Juanita C. But, Sunghoon Jang 2017 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Improving Disciplinary Literacy In An Electronics Course, Ohbong Kwon, Juanita C. But, Sunghoon Jang

Publications and Research

Electronics (EMT1255) is a required course for the Associate Degree in Applied Science (AAS) in Electromechanical Engineering Technology (EMT) at New York City College of Technology. EMT1255 introduces semiconductor devices and their applications in electronic-circuits. Students are expected to understand the structures and principles of semiconductor devices and the configuration and principles of basic electronic circuits. They also learn to analyze and design electronic circuits. In the lab setting, they acquire troubleshooting knowledge and hands-on technical skills. In this reading intensive course, students need to read the lab manual and a textbook of over 700 pages. Therefore, reading and understanding ...


Technology To Manufacture Oriented Pvc (Pvc-O) Pipes, Purdue ECT Team 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 ...


Identifying The Pathways And Experiences Of Asian Students' Engineering Major Choice, Christine Chern, Xinrui Xu, Joyce Main 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 ...


Libraries Embrace The Engineering Grand Challenges, James A. Van Fleet 2017 Bucknell University

Libraries Embrace The Engineering Grand Challenges, James A. Van Fleet

James A. Van Fleet

The National Academy of Engineering has put forward 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. These are addressed by students at participating universities through a Grand Challenge Scholars Program. Each program is unique, approved by application to the NAE, and administered by faculty and staff at the participating institution. There are obvious opportunities for libraries and librarians to be an active part of the GCSP. Students are required to develop a research project around one of the challenges. They may take courses designed with the Grand Challenges in mind, seek out opportunities to develop global perspectives, and participate ...


Describing And Mapping The Interactions Between Student Affective Factors Related To Persistence In Science, Physics, And Engineering, Jacqueline Doyle 2017 Florida International University

Describing And Mapping The Interactions Between Student Affective Factors Related To Persistence In Science, Physics, And Engineering, Jacqueline Doyle

FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation explores how students’ beliefs and attitudes interact with their identities as physics people, motivated by calls to increase participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers. This work combines several theoretical frameworks, including Identity theory, Future Time Perspective theory, and other personality traits to investigate associations between these factors. An enriched understanding of how these attitudinal factors are associated with each other extends prior models of identity and link theoretical frameworks used in psychological and educational research. The research uses a series of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, including linear and logistic regression analysis, thematic interview analysis, and ...


Libraries Embrace The Engineering Grand Challenges, James A. Van Fleet 2017 Bucknell University

Libraries Embrace The Engineering Grand Challenges, James A. Van Fleet

Faculty Conference Papers and Presentations

The National Academy of Engineering has put forward 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. These are addressed by students at participating universities through a Grand Challenge Scholars Program. Each program is unique, approved by application to the NAE, and administered by faculty and staff at the participating institution.

There are obvious opportunities for libraries and librarians to be an active part of the GCSP. Students are required to develop a research project around one of the challenges. They may take courses designed with the Grand Challenges in mind, seek out opportunities to develop global perspectives, and participate ...


Impact Of Integrated E-Learning Modules In Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset Based On Deployment At 25 Institutions, Nadiye O. Erdil, Ronald S. Harichandran, Jean Nocito-Gobel, Cheryl Q. Li, Maria-Isabel Carnasciali 2017 University of New Haven

Impact Of Integrated E-Learning Modules In Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset Based On Deployment At 25 Institutions, Nadiye O. Erdil, Ronald S. Harichandran, Jean Nocito-Gobel, Cheryl Q. Li, Maria-Isabel Carnasciali

Engineering and Applied Science Education Faculty Publications

In this paper, we describe an innovative curricular model employed at the University of New Haven to develop an entrepreneurial mindset in engineering students. The entrepreneurial mindset in this model is characterized by the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN)’s 3C’s, which are curiosity, connections and creating value. The core of the model is the integration of short, self-paced, e-learning modules into courses spanning all four years of all engineering and computer science programs. A flipped classroom instructional model is used to integrate the modules into courses. We are in the third year of implementation on campus, and following ...


Understanding The Impact Of Strategic Team Formation In Early Programming Education, Tony A. Lowe, Sean B. Brophy 2017 Purdue University

Understanding The Impact Of Strategic Team Formation In Early Programming Education, Tony A. Lowe, Sean B. Brophy

School of Engineering Education Graduate Student Series

This evidence based research looks at the impact of a team-based instruction on learning to program in a first year engineering course designed under the Bauhaus studio model. Each team is formulated with a “more knowledgeable other” [1], or for this paper the “ringer” based on selfreported prior learning. The ringer is intended to support the team through early programming challenges. In addition to the professor and teaching assistants, having a peer mentor can yield higher satisfaction and confidence in learners [2]. Our analysis evaluates learning outcomes as student progress through the term, comparing performance based on the performance and ...


Influencing Student Motivation Through Scaffolded Assignments In A Quality Analysis Course And Its Impact On Learning, Nadiye O. Erdil 2017 University of New Haven

Influencing Student Motivation Through Scaffolded Assignments In A Quality Analysis Course And Its Impact On Learning, Nadiye O. Erdil

Engineering and Applied Science Education Faculty Publications

This paper discusses the impact of various class assignments and activities that build upon each other with the aim of increasing student motivation and student learning in a Quality Analysis course. Scaffolding is an instructional strategy that aims to reduce the amount of cognitive effort that students have to make to learn the materials by breaking down the material into more manageable components. In this study, critical thinking scaffolding is applied in the quality analysis course by structuring several elements to lead students to an assignment that is more complex. At the end of the semester, the impact assessment of ...


Establishment Of Innovative Shared Departments To Advance Interdisciplinary Education, Ronald S. Harichandran, Brian Kench, Summer McGee, Michael A. Collura, Jean Nocito-Gobel, Charles David Skipton 2017 University of New Haven

Establishment Of Innovative Shared Departments To Advance Interdisciplinary Education, Ronald S. Harichandran, Brian Kench, Summer Mcgee, Michael A. Collura, Jean Nocito-Gobel, Charles David Skipton

Engineering and Applied Science Education Faculty Publications

More and more universities are pursuing interdisciplinary academic activities that span across department and college boundaries. Administrative structures to facilitate such programs are difficult to establish within traditional university frameworks consisting of disciplinary departments and colleges. Often interdisciplinary programs are housed in a traditional disciplinary department or college, or in a standalone center reporting to a college dean or the provost. The difficulty of these structures is obtaining broad buy-in from faculty across departments and having disciplinary degree programs include interdisciplinary coursework.

To overcome the difficulties described above, an innovative shared department structure that fosters collaborations to advance interdisciplinary education ...


Grade-A-Thons And Divide-And-Conquer: Effective Assessment At Scale, Brittany Ann Kos, Sarah Miller 2017 University of Colorado Boulder

Grade-A-Thons And Divide-And-Conquer: Effective Assessment At Scale, Brittany Ann Kos, Sarah Miller

ATLAS Institute Graduate Contributions

This complete evidence-based practice paper will describe our successful grading and assessment practices of a large freshmen engineering course. In the Fall of 2016 we taught “Introduction to Engineering”, a course designed to help students transition from high school to college and learn strategies to help them become successful engineering students. Over 70% of the students had not yet declared an engineering major but had intentions to transfer to an engineering major the following spring semester. This was a 1-credit hour, online and in-person hybrid class, technologically managed by a Learning Management Software (LMS).

Over 700 students enrolled in the ...


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