Capturing Children With Autism’S Engagement In Engineering Practices: A Focus On Problem Scoping, 2020 Purdue University
Capturing Children With Autism’S Engagement In Engineering Practices: A Focus On Problem Scoping, Hoda Ehsan, Monica E. Cardella
Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER)
In the last two decades, pre-college engineering education has increased, with research on pre-college engineering education emerging as a nascent field. However, limited research, if any, has considered aspects of engineering thinking of children with neurodiversity. In line with calls for broadening participation in engineering education, consideration of neurodiverse children is critical. Among various neurodiverse conditions, the number of children with autism is rapidly growing. In addition, studies have shown that individuals with autism have the potential to perform well in activities that require systematizing abilities. Engineering is one such activity. Prior research has provided evidence of the importance of ...
Reu Site: Engineering Education Research On Undergraduate Engineering Students' Problem Solving Capacity, 2020 Utah State University
Reu Site: Engineering Education Research On Undergraduate Engineering Students' Problem Solving Capacity, Oenardi Lawanto
Funded Research Records
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Undergraduate Internal Flow Pipe Friction Laboratory, 2020 United States Military Academy
Undergraduate Internal Flow Pipe Friction Laboratory, Jeremy Paquin, Bret Van Poppel, Andrew Bellocchio, Matthew Miller, Briana Fisk
West Point Research Papers
Hydrodynamics laboratory experiences have supported the United States Military Academy’s civil and mechanical engineering programs for nearly 50 years. A recent effort revitalized and significantly improved the pipe friction hydrodynamics laboratory, a system originally built by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Waterways Experiment Station in the 1950s. The experimental apparatus includes a 3 hp electric pump capable of delivering a steady flow of liquid up to 5:1 lbm=s fed from a 100 gallon (US) reservoir. The test section is a horizontal copper pipe of 0:75 in diameter which issues fluid into a transparent, plastic ...
Academic Honesty, Professional Integrity, And Undergraduate Engineering Students: Exploring The Connections, 2020 University of Missouri-St. Louis
Academic Honesty, Professional Integrity, And Undergraduate Engineering Students: Exploring The Connections, S. Amy Skyles, Jeffrey W. Jennings
One benefit of inculcating professionalism into engineering degree program curricula is a measure of the extent to which future practitioners adopt an engineering code of ethics (Abaté, 2011; Davis, 2006). Studies have indicated more dishonesty among engineering students than other groups of undergraduate learners, but the effects of technology on dishonesty in the classroom was not addressed (Bowers, 1964; McCabe et al., 2012). An explanatory, sequential mixed methods study was designed to explain to what degree course pedagogical practices and attitudes of civil, architectural and environmental engineering students of various academic levels (freshman/sophomore and senior) relate to academic dishonesty ...
Targeted Presentation Skill Trainings To Nurture Construction Management Students At Florida International University, 2020 Florida International University
Targeted Presentation Skill Trainings To Nurture Construction Management Students At Florida International University, Gabriella D. Santi Kasabdji
FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations
In today’s fast-paced work environment, competent construction managers (CM) are vital for project success. However, to be competent, these professionals require the mastery of not only technical skills but also soft skills that enable them to achieve their full potential. Regardless, many CM prize technical abilities over the day-to-day writing, speaking, and overall soft skills, assuming these are not as important to the knowledge of complex concepts. Industry leaders confirm this, as evidence states graduate construction managers lack the basic communication skills to “hit the ground running”. That said, academic programs should seek to adapt and nurture these vital ...
Design Of An Affordable Rotating Drum Electrospinner For Classroom Education, 2020 South Dakota State University
Design Of An Affordable Rotating Drum Electrospinner For Classroom Education, Peder Solberg
The Journal of Undergraduate Research
Electrospinning is a technology used to generate small fibers down to nano-scale size. This method of fiber creation has been around for many years. However, in recent years electrospinning has found increased applications, especially in the area of tissue engineering due to its ability to create fibers with properties similar to the extracellular matrix in tissue. An electrospinning platform can illustrate concepts of engineering, electro-mechanical system design, manufacturing, and biomedical applications in one single package. Hence, it provides an excellent opportunity to integrate into secondary (middle and high school) and post-secondary (undergraduate) technology education.
Furthermore, just as integration of 3D ...
Communicating Computing Limitations Through Kinesthetic Pedagogy, 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Communicating Computing Limitations Through Kinesthetic Pedagogy, Michael Mason
Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Abstract concepts, such as those in advanced Computer Science and Mathematics, can be extremely difficult to understand fundamentally without an existing background in a similar subject. Recent research has shown that raw visualizations without learner interaction are not particularly effective at communicating complex information because they allow the learner to ignore the example (Lauer 2006, Naps 2002). Forcing somebody to interact with an example ensures that they can grasp the visualization. This paper describes a six step technique to demonstrate the limitations of computing through kinesthetic pedagogy, then offers an example exercise utilizing the method. The six proposed steps are ...
Review Of Living Learning Communities And Their Impact On First Year Engineering College Students, 2020 Boise State University
Review Of Living Learning Communities And Their Impact On First Year Engineering College Students, Samantha Schauer, Krishna Pakala, Kim M.B. Tucker
Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Faculty Publications and Presentations
Traditionally, first-year college students do not have a community of like-minded peers with whom they are able to learn. Adding to first-year engineering college students’ (FYECS) struggles is the fact that many students do not have a mentor in their related field and are unable to start building their professional repertoire, network, and/or practical skills. Living Learning Communities (LLC) can offer a platform for postsecondary institutions to increase recruitment, engagement, and sense of belonging for students who live in an LLC. LLCs have been described in the literature as themed living and learning communities where students take a common ...
Seventh-Grade Students' Use Of Heat Transfer Conceptions During An Engineering Design-Based Stem Integration Curriculum, 2020 Minnesota State University, Mankato
Seventh-Grade Students' Use Of Heat Transfer Conceptions During An Engineering Design-Based Stem Integration Curriculum, Emilie A. Siverling, Tamara J. Moore
Integrated Engineering Faculty Publications
As the integration of STEM becomes increasingly important in pre-college education, it is important to study models of STEM integration. One model, engineering design-based STEM integration, has shown promising results in terms of student science content learning. This study’s purpose was to explore one student team’s use of heat transfer conceptions as they participated in an engineering design-based STEM integration curriculum. A case study research design, along with procedures from qualitative content analysis, were used to identify scientific and alternative conceptions that the seventh-grade students communicated during the unit. The main result is that the students spoke and ...
Civil Engineer Company Grade Officer Competency-Based Education Modeling, 2020 Air Force Institute of Technology
Civil Engineer Company Grade Officer Competency-Based Education Modeling, Scott R. Guerin
Theses and Dissertations
The importance of continuing education for professionals cannot be understated. This importance is doubly true for Air Force Civil Engineer Company Grade Officers who are members of not only the profession of engineering, but also the profession of arms. Air Force senior leaders understand this importance and required an update to the existing developmental education model, with a paradigm shift toward competency-based education and credentialing. Unfortunately, the Air Force Civil Engineer career field does not currently possess the required information to create a model in compliance with the senior leader directives. This research aims at establishing the required characteristics of ...
What's The Buzz?, 2020 Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
What's The Buzz?, Christine L. Moskalik
Professional Learning Day
A fun, interdisciplinary, hands-on activity with circuits, engineering, and bees Teachers will learn how to implement an activity with their students to explore circuit basics, energy transfer, and pollination through a hands-on toothbrush-bot activity that is coupled with a fun storyline involving honey bee communication and behavior.
The Influence Of Connecting Funds Of Knowledge To Beliefs About Performance, Classroom Belonging, 2020 Purdue University
The Influence Of Connecting Funds Of Knowledge To Beliefs About Performance, Classroom Belonging, Dina Verdín, Jessica Smith, Juan Lucena
School of Engineering Education Graduate Student Series
First-generation college students in engineering accumulate bodies of knowledge through their working-class families. In our ethnographic data of first-generation college students, we identified tinkering knowledge from home and from work, perspective taking, mediational ability, and connecting experiences as knowledge sources brought to engineering. The purpose of this paper was to understand how first-generation college students’ accumulated bodies of knowledge (i.e., funds of knowledge) support their beliefs about performing well in engineering coursework, feeling a sense of belonging in the classroom, and certainty of graduating. Data for this study came from a survey administered in the Fall of 2018 from ...
Maker Fridays: Engaging Rural And Underrepresented High School Students In Pre-Engineering Design And Creativity, 2020 University of Nebraska Medical Center
Maker Fridays: Engaging Rural And Underrepresented High School Students In Pre-Engineering Design And Creativity, Michelle Howell-Smith, Kirstie Bash
Faculty Publications from Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families, and Schools
The engineering field struggles to develop sufficient interest and sustained participation across underrepresented demographic groups including women and individuals from rural, Hispanic, or Native American origin. It is critical to foster interest in engineering during formative years when students are deciding career paths. Northeast Community College (Northeast) addressed the shortage of diverse students entering into engineering fields by developing a course to engage rural and underrepresented high school students in maker design and creativity and to determine best practices that attract and retain these students. The Maker Fridays pre-engineering course was part of the Fridays@Northeast program that targets high ...
Dual-Axis Solar Tracker, 2020 Central Washington University
Dual-Axis Solar Tracker, Bryan Kennedy
All Undergraduate Projects
Renewable energies, and fuels that are not fossil fuel-based, are one of the prolific topics of debate in modern society. With climate change now becoming a primary focus for scientists and innovators of today, one of the areas for the largest amount of potential and growth is that of the capturing and utilization of Solar Energy. This method involves using a mechanical system to track the progression of the sun as it traverses the sky throughout the day. A dual-axis solar tracker such as the one designed and built for this project, can follow the sun both azimuthally and in ...
Acue Certificate In Effective College Instruction Curated Reflections, 2020 California State University, San Bernardino
Acue Certificate In Effective College Instruction Curated Reflections, Fadi Muheidat
Q2S Enhancing Pedagogy
The ACUE course is full of useful, best practice, experts’ opinions, and elaborated research on effective teaching. I feel I need another round of reading and watching the videos and classroom scenarios and go through the state-of-the-art techniques and work samples. My peers who participated in this course enriched the discussion and their own experiences best practices. Samples of reflections and implementation strategies listed below.
Inclusion & Marginalization: How Perceptions Of Design Thinking Pedagogy Influence Computer, Electrical, And Software Engineering Identity, 2020 Texas A & M University - Commerce
Inclusion & Marginalization: How Perceptions Of Design Thinking Pedagogy Influence Computer, Electrical, And Software Engineering Identity, Sarah L. Rodriguez, Erin E. Doran, Rachel E. Friedensen, Elizabeth Martínez-Podolsky, Paul S. Hengesteg
Engineering identity plays a vital role in the persistence of engineering students, yet limited research exists on how particular pedagogical approaches influence engineering identity at the college level. This qualitative case study explored how undergraduate student perceptions of design thinking pedagogy influence computer, electrical, and software engineering identity. The study found that design thinking pedagogy reinforces the recognition of an engineering identity, particularly for those from historically marginalized groups (i.e., women, people of color). Intentional implementation, including organization and framing of design thinking pedagogy, was an essential foundation for fostering student interest in the course and connecting to their ...
Teaching Wind Energy To Engineering And Education Undergraduates Through Community Engagement, 2020 Roger Williams University
Teaching Wind Energy To Engineering And Education Undergraduates Through Community Engagement, Maija A. Benitz, Li-Ling Yang
Engineering, Computing & Construction Management Faculty Publications
Rhode Island's adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards in 2013  established a pressing need to provide elementary schools with support for integrating engineering in our local district's classrooms. Wind energy was identified as an appropriate instructional topic, both for its relevance to Rhode Island , and for its strength as a tool for studying the engineering design process. Education and engineering undergraduates collaborated to educate local fourth graders about engineering design and wind energy. While supporting the need for engineering education in the community, this project also deepened learning for both education and engineering students at ...
A Mixed Method Analysis Of Factors Influencing Success And Failure In Undergraduate Engineering Capstone Design Experiences, 2020 University of Central Florida
A Mixed Method Analysis Of Factors Influencing Success And Failure In Undergraduate Engineering Capstone Design Experiences, Kurt Stresau
Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2020-
The engineering undergraduate curriculum presents substantial opportunities for improvement. Society is calling for a transformation. As the culminating experience for undergraduate engineering students, capstone design team projects represent a window on the curriculum and a particularly fertile ground for understanding these opportunities. However, the factors that influence success and failure in capstone remains an area of inquiry. The work presented here proposes to help us develop a deeper understanding of these factors. The research presented here uses a mixed methods analysis approach for identifying the critical factors impacting capstone design team success, where success is defined from both student and ...
Information Visualization Of Metacognitive Skills During The Software Development Process Based On An Adapted Engineering Design Metacognitive Questionnaire, R. R. Adisurya, H. B. Santoso, S. Fadhilah, Oenardi Lawanto
Engineering Education Faculty Publications
In software development, either alone or in a team, there are many aspects that determine the success in developing the software, including each developer's skills. Studies show that the application of metacognition can increase the effectiveness and efficiency of software development. To measure a metacognition skill, there need to be a metacognition measurement tools. One example of this measurement method is adapted engineering design metacognitive questionnaire. However, the respondents feel that existing tools still have not given them any benefits. This research is conducted to develop an information visualization tools for the metacognition measurement from an adapted engineering design ...
Engineering As A Profession, 2020 Livre de Lyon
Engineering As A Profession, Milo S. Ketchum
With the advance in science and in the arts our life and the things we do are becoming more and more complex. With the changes that will occur after the close of the war the demands will be much greater and new opportunities will open. To be able to meet the competition in business and industrial life, the young man of the future will need a much better preparation than can be obtained by a high-school course.