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The Geometric Growth Of M&S Education: Pushing Forward, Pushing Outward, John A. Sokolowski, Catherine M. Banks 2010 Old Dominion University

The Geometric Growth Of M&S Education: Pushing Forward, Pushing Outward, John A. Sokolowski, Catherine M. Banks

VMASC Publications

M&S education is experiencing a geometric growth that is placing it front and center as a discipline and as an interdisciplinary tool. This article discusses the evolution of the discipline of M&S. It answers: Why has M&S education experienced a forward and outward growth? What is it that makes this discipline unique? What is the current state of M&S education?


Students’ Perspective On Safety Education Using Second Life As A Tool For Effective Learning, Dominick E. Fazarro, Nir Keren 2010 University of Texas at Tyler

Students’ Perspective On Safety Education Using Second Life As A Tool For Effective Learning, Dominick E. Fazarro, Nir Keren

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Educators are searching for cutting-edge ideas to deliver effective instructional methods to students and employers on different aspects of training. The population of students in colleges and universities are different in terms of dependency on technology. Most students are visual learners and are dependent on the use of technology in their everyday lives to satisfy social needs. Educators are seeking methods to increase student learning and comprehension of classroom theory by integrating the students’ need of technology. Teaching industrial safety can often leave the instructor with a level of uncertainty as to whether the students have grasped concepts taught in ...


Numerical Simulation Of Marina Storage Fires Using Measured Composite Fire And Thermal Properties, Lulu Sun, Aixi Zhou, Andrew Valente 2010 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Numerical Simulation Of Marina Storage Fires Using Measured Composite Fire And Thermal Properties, Lulu Sun, Aixi Zhou, Andrew Valente

Publications

Fire test data of boats in rack storage are needed to establish more specific requirements for fire control and protection for this type of vessel in high piled rack storage configurations. Since there is no current large or full scale fire test data available, we have embarked upon testing fire and thermal properties of boat material, fiber reinforced polymer (FRP) composite, by using Differential Scanning Calorimetry, and Cone Calorimeter in order to determine the most effective method to provide sprinkler protection to an indoor boat storage facility. Fire and thermal properties of FRP were obtained from experiments and incorporated into ...


Challenges To Informed Peer Review Matching Algorithms, Matthew Verleger, Heidi Diefes-Dux, Matthew W. Ohland, Mary Besterfield-Sacre, Sean Brophy 2010 Utah State University

Challenges To Informed Peer Review Matching Algorithms, Matthew Verleger, Heidi Diefes-Dux, Matthew W. Ohland, Mary Besterfield-Sacre, Sean Brophy

Publications

Background Peer review is a beneficial pedagogical tool. Despite the abundance of data instructors often have about their students, most peer review matching is by simple random assignment. In fall 2008, a study was conducted to investigate the impact of an informed algorithmic assignment method, called Un‐weighted Overall Need (UON), in a course involving Model‐Eliciting Activities (MEAs). The algorithm showed no statistically significant impact on the MEA Final Response scores. A study was then conducted to examine the assumptions underlying the algorithm.

Purpose (Hypothesis) This research addressed the question: To what extent do the assumptions used in making ...


Discussing Controversial Topics In The Technology Classroom: Benefits, Strategies, And Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher, Chad M. Laux 2010 Iowa State University

Discussing Controversial Topics In The Technology Classroom: Benefits, Strategies, And Challenges, Gretchen A. Mosher, Chad M. Laux

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

Using controversial topics for teaching and learning has several benefits identified in the literature. Skills such as applying knowledge to real world applications, critical judgment and evaluation, social and ethical considerations, and oral and written communication are important learning outcomes of this practice. Utilizing several models of teaching and learning, this presentation will present the benefits of discussing controversial topics in the classroom, as well as strategies and challenges of handling these types of discussions with technology students.


Delivery Of An Online Quality Management Course For Adult Learners, Gretchen A. Mosher, Steven A. Freeman 2010 Iowa State University

Delivery Of An Online Quality Management Course For Adult Learners, Gretchen A. Mosher, Steven A. Freeman

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The introduction of quality management systems in the workplace offers strategies for process improvement, strategic organizational change, and continuous quality improvement. Opportunities to learn these concepts in an online format allows for an efficient and cost effective delivery method. However, adult learners often do not have the comfort level with online learning that college-aged students take for granted. This presentation will describe the process which was used to develop and deliver an online non-credit course in quality management systems for adult students. Strategies used to encourage online discussion and student interaction will also be discussed.


Teaching Inquiry-Based Stem In The Elementary Grades Using Manipulatives: A Systemic Solution Report, Louis S. Nadelson, Anne Hay, Pat Pyke, Janet Callahan, Cheryl Schrader 2010 Boise State University

Teaching Inquiry-Based Stem In The Elementary Grades Using Manipulatives: A Systemic Solution Report, Louis S. Nadelson, Anne Hay, Pat Pyke, Janet Callahan, Cheryl Schrader

Curriculum, Instruction, and Foundational Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

Young learners come to school holding myriad conceptions about how the world works, particularly in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM.1-3 Further, young students' conceptions are commonly based on fragmented knowledge or naïve perspectives that contribute to the importance of early exposure to and practice with scrutinizing situations scientifically.1,3 An important part of helping children gain the skills necessary to approach situations scientifically involves preparing them to conduct scientific inquiry.3 The development of critical thinking skills and scientific approaches to problem solving should begin early in education.4 However, lack of elementary ...


Journey To The Center Of A Cv: Our Library’S Role In Developing An Institutional Bibliography, Anne Rauh, Jody T. Hoesly 2010 University of Wisconsin - Madison

Journey To The Center Of A Cv: Our Library’S Role In Developing An Institutional Bibliography, Anne Rauh, Jody T. Hoesly

Anne Rauh

No abstract provided.


Using Libguides As A Web 2.0 Content Management System And A Collaboration Tool For Engineering Librarians, Richard R. Bernier 2010 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Using Libguides As A Web 2.0 Content Management System And A Collaboration Tool For Engineering Librarians, Richard R. Bernier

Library Staff Publications

With the implementation of the most widely used research guide platform LibGuides, librarians can adopt a Library 2.0 presence with minimal effort at a reasonable cost. This paper will discuss how this content management system integrates a multitude of Web 2.0 features, allowing librarians to create an interactive research environment with their users. LibGuides can also serve as a communication portal between engineering librarians and as an effective resource sharing tool. Springshare, the maker of LibGuides, has created several methods of promoting resource sharing, including the "LibGuides Community," the "Springshare Lounge," and a blog where Springshare employees can ...


Year Six Annual Report: Activities, Findings And Evaluators' Reports, NCETE Faculty 2010 Utah State University

Year Six Annual Report: Activities, Findings And Evaluators' Reports, Ncete Faculty

Reports to NSF

The National Center for Engineering and Technology Education (NCETE) is a collaborative network of scholars with backgrounds in technology education, engineering, and related fields. Our mission is to build capacity in technology education and to improve the understanding of the learning and teaching of high school students and teachers as they apply engineering design processes to technological problems.


Isu Advance—Transformation Across The University Hierarchy To Enhance Recruitment, Retention And Advancement Of Women Faculty In Engineering, Kristen P. Constant 2010 Iowa State University

Isu Advance—Transformation Across The University Hierarchy To Enhance Recruitment, Retention And Advancement Of Women Faculty In Engineering, Kristen P. Constant

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

ISU is in the 4th year of a 5-year NSF funded ADVANCE grant. In accordance with the intent of NSF’s “Institutional Transformation” grants, the focus of this work is not on the individual professional development of women, but instead, on changing the academic environment in which they work. The goal of the ISU ADVANCE research program is to investigate the effectiveness of a multilevel collaborative effort to effect institutional transformation that results in the full participation of women faculty in STEM fields in the university. Our approach focuses on transforming departmental cultures (views, attitudes, norms and shared beliefs), practices ...


Development Of A Sales Engineering Program By Collaborating With Industry, David P. Sly, Daniel Paul Bumblauskas, Frank Peters 2010 Iowa State University

Development Of A Sales Engineering Program By Collaborating With Industry, David P. Sly, Daniel Paul Bumblauskas, Frank Peters

Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Posters

Iowa State University recently established a program in technical sales for engineers. To develop the program, faculty and administrators reached out to an industrial advisory committee comprised of organizations with a vested interest in the program; the organizations that hire students from the College of Engineering for career tracks in technical sales and marketing.

The instructor used a combination of various sales techniques and strategies, from established technical sales programs to frame the syllabus for the course. A detailed course structure, with an associated lesson plan will be presented. A review was conducted of peer institutions with similar technical sales ...


Development Of A Technological Literacy Course For Non-Engineering Students: Science Of High Technology, Thomas Howell, Patricia Backer, Belle Wei 2010 San Jose State University

Development Of A Technological Literacy Course For Non-Engineering Students: Science Of High Technology, Thomas Howell, Patricia Backer, Belle Wei

Faculty Publications

As citizens, we are confronted by many global and national issues such as the dangers of greenhouse gases and the best choices for energy sources. These questions are fundamentally technical in nature and many people feel ill-equipped to understand the variety of claims and counterclaims as to what is “the truth” on these and other important scientific issues. For many people, the reaction is to give up and accept that the modern world is too complex to understand. To address these issues and improve technological literacy, the College of Engineering (CoE) at San José State University (SJSU) has implemented a ...


Hispanic Computer Brigade Silicon Valley Computer Camp, Patricia Backer, Belle Wei 2010 San Jose State University

Hispanic Computer Brigade Silicon Valley Computer Camp, Patricia Backer, Belle Wei

Faculty Publications

Hispanic students are vastly underrepresented in computing during a time when the Hispanic population in the U.S. is growing dramatically. By 2020, Hispanics will account for 50% of the workers in California. And, by 2050, the Hispanic population is projected to triple in the United States with 25% of the U.S. population being of Hispanic origin. The College of Engineering (CoE) at San José State University proposed a new approach for recruiting Hispanic students into computing disciplines and careers through the Hispanic Computer Brigade (HCB) initiative. By forming HCBs in two local high schools, we aimed to inspire ...


Impact Of Two Course Content Delivery Systems On Student Learning, Darren H. Jarboe, D. Raj Raman, Katrina Lea Christiansen 2010 Iowa State University

Impact Of Two Course Content Delivery Systems On Student Learning, Darren H. Jarboe, D. Raj Raman, Katrina Lea Christiansen

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

In 2007, a USDA Higher Education Challenge Grant funded the creation of a Virtual Education Center (VEC) for Biorenewable Resources at three partner land grant institutions. Three new courses are taught through the VEC, each using multiple instructors and exchanges of video lectures between sites. The most heavily subscribed of these is a graduate survey course entitled Fundamentals of Biorenewable Resources. In this paper, we report on comparisons of two online delivery methods used in the fundamentals course: 1) a standard video lecture using a tablet computer, and 2) a self-contained menu-driven autotutorial presentations (MDAP) delivered via Adobe Flash. In ...


Seec: Student Enrollment And Engagement Through Connections (Seec), Diane T. Rover, Monica J. Bruning, Steven K. Mickelson, Mack C. Shelley, Frankie Santos Laanan, Mary Darrow, Mary Elizabeth Goodwin, Jacqulyn A. Baughman, Harry McMaken 2010 Iowa State University

Seec: Student Enrollment And Engagement Through Connections (Seec), Diane T. Rover, Monica J. Bruning, Steven K. Mickelson, Mack C. Shelley, Frankie Santos Laanan, Mary Darrow, Mary Elizabeth Goodwin, Jacqulyn A. Baughman, Harry Mcmaken

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

The Student Enrollment and Engagement through Connections (SEEC) is a five year project funded by the National Science Foundation’s STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP). The goal of the SEEC project is to increase the number of engineering graduates at Iowa State University by approximately 100 per year. In addition, the percentage of women and minority graduates will approach 20% and 10%, respectively. The project is a collaborative partnership between Iowa State University (ISU) and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC). Project objectives are designed within the areas of learning communities, curriculum, advising, networking, and evaluation. Activities are planned in ...


Competency-Based Assessment Of Engineering Technology Program Outcomes, Carmine Balascio, Thomas J. Brumm, Steven K. Mickelson 2010 University of Delaware

Competency-Based Assessment Of Engineering Technology Program Outcomes, Carmine Balascio, Thomas J. Brumm, Steven K. Mickelson

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering Conference Proceedings and Presentations

ABET is the preeminent organization in the U.S. for accreditation of 2- and 4-yr college-level educational programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology. ABET accreditation regimes require program outcomes assessment. The Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of ABET is charged with accrediting two- and four-yr Engineering Technology (ET) programs. The 4-year ET major at the University of Delaware is a general ET program; and, for the purposes of TAC of ABET accreditation, must demonstrate its graduates have mastered the a through k program outcomes listed in TAC of ABET documentation for Criterion 3 of its General Criteria for Accrediting ...


Renewable Energy Education At Merrimack College, Jack Adams 2010 Merrimack College

Renewable Energy Education At Merrimack College, Jack Adams

Electrical Engineering Faculty Publications

This paper describes recent, ongoing and planned Renewable Energy (RE) education at Merrimack College. The primary RE education efforts have been through the department of Electrical Engineering (EE), with involvement from the department of Civil Engineering. In summer of 2009 the college installed a solar hot water (SHW) system in one of its student townhouses. The subjects of the advanced EE elective “Energy Measurement and Display” in summer 2009 were the selection of sensors to measure energy delivered by this SHW unit, and the uploading via Ethernet of real time data to a central server. The EE department requires all ...


Building A Successful Transatlantic Collaboration In Engineering/Technological Education; Lessons From A Six Year Journey, Donal McHale, Mark McGrath, John Lawlor 2010 Technological University Dublin

Building A Successful Transatlantic Collaboration In Engineering/Technological Education; Lessons From A Six Year Journey, Donal Mchale, Mark Mcgrath, John Lawlor

Conference Papers

This paper reflects on key learning’s from the first six-years (2004-2010) of the development of a collaborative journey of two trans-Atlantic higher-educational institutions. It describes the progress towards building a sustainable and innovative international educational partnership in Engineering/Technological education between the Technological University Dublin,DublinIrelandandPurdue University,Indiana,USA.

In particular, the paper provides insight into the iterative stages of development of this relationship. It reflects on some of the key challenges and it recognises the critical enablers of success. It focuses on challenges and solutions in the following six important areas

(i) The partnership initiation stage. Key considerations ...


Public Services Training At Wendt Library, Anne E. Rauh, Anne Glorioso 2010 University of Wisconsin - Madison

Public Services Training At Wendt Library, Anne E. Rauh, Anne Glorioso

Anne Rauh

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