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Creating A K 12 Engineering Educational Outreach Center, Lawrence Genalo, Monica Bruning, Barbara Adams Jan 2000

Creating A K 12 Engineering Educational Outreach Center, Lawrence Genalo, Monica Bruning, Barbara Adams

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

At Iowa State University, the College of Engineering is developing a center for engineering outreach to K-12 programs in the state and selected surrounding areas. The goals for this center are: • Iowa State University’s College of Engineering and its industrial partners will be a national model for K-12 partnering. • The College of Engineering will be a resource and delivery partner for every K-12 teacher in Iowa who wants to improve engineering-related content and career awareness. • The center will help to establish an early awareness of an engineering career path - especially critical to populations that are underrepresented in engineering. • The ...


A Combined Outcomes Based Materials Curriculum, Lawrence Genalo Jan 1999

A Combined Outcomes Based Materials Curriculum, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Beginning with the 1999 catalog, Iowa State will be moving from two degrees (Metallurgical Engineering and Ceramic Engineering) to a single degree in Materials Engineering (1). Under the new program graduates will be more well-rounded materials engineers, a desired outcome based on input from our Industrial Advisory Council and others. While building this new program from the ground up, desired outcomes (in particular, ABET 2000) were the driving force. Each course, as it was being developed, was looked at in terms of how it helped to meet these outcomes and each course has its own course-specific outcomes. We have developed ...


A Project Based Approach To Doe In Materials, Lawrence Genalo Jan 1999

A Project Based Approach To Doe In Materials, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

At Iowa State University, the Materials Science and Engineering Department teaches a course in the statistics of materials. Approximately one third of this two credit course is devoted to the design of experiments (DOE). A relatively brief introduction to the theory of DOE sets the stage for the inclusion of a software package used to assist materials engineers to design and analyze the results of experiments.

Texts for engineering statistics (1-3) contain chapters dealing with the design of experiments. Literature in materials journals routinely contains references to DOE (4-8). Coupling these texts and recent articles with some practical exposure to ...


Methods And Apparatus For Teaching Science And Engineering, Thomas J. Greenbowe, Monica A. Mcphillen Sep 1998

Methods And Apparatus For Teaching Science And Engineering, Thomas J. Greenbowe, Monica A. Mcphillen

Iowa State University Patents

The apparatus for teaching science and engineering is an interactive multimedia computer system which is used to simulate the performance of scientific experiments on the computer screen. An experiment is a method for determining the value of one experimental parameter by measuring the value of another using an experimental configuration of devices and apparatus. The interactions of the devices and apparatus in the experimental configuration are governed by a relationship among the experimental parameters that define the configuration. The user of the teaching apparatus assembles a pictorial representation of the experimental configuration on the computer screen and interacts with the ...


Internet Explorers: An Nsf Sponsored Internship, Ann K. Dieterich, Krishna Siddhanta Athreya, Lawrence Genalo Jan 1998

Internet Explorers: An Nsf Sponsored Internship, Ann K. Dieterich, Krishna Siddhanta Athreya, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Introduction Summer research internships were extended to twenty high school girls who had completed their junior year with the primary goal of increasing middle school girls' participation in science, engineering, and mathematics (SEM). The interns spent eight weeks during the summer of 1997 on the Iowa State University campus where they researched science and engineering topics, learned programming methods and developed SEM units for the Internet.

The summer research interns were directed by a team of four female undergraduate students who have demonstrated ability in computers, were trained in courseware development, and were majoring in SEM-related fields. A female graduate ...


Relevant Design Experiences For Agricultural And Biosystems Engineers: Team Focus Through Competition, D. Raj Raman, Ronald E. Yoder Jun 1997

Relevant Design Experiences For Agricultural And Biosystems Engineers: Team Focus Through Competition, D. Raj Raman, Ronald E. Yoder

D. Raj Raman

The multitude of specializations within biosystems engineering makes traditional capstone design courses, which typically focus on a single topic, less relevant. In our department, our year-long capstone design experience involves machine component design. While this experience is useful to students in all concentrations, ideally, students concentrating on biological-, food-, and soil and water-engineering will have a capstone design experience that integrates their unique technical capabilities. New capstone courses should also enhance the broader skills of undergraduate engineers, including teamwork, time and resource management, oral and written communication, and integrated computer skills. However, a variety of issues militate against simply adding ...


The Evolution Of An Introductory Biological Engineering Course: Design Is The Endpoint!, D. Raj Raman Jun 1997

The Evolution Of An Introductory Biological Engineering Course: Design Is The Endpoint!, D. Raj Raman

D. Raj Raman

Four the past four years, I have taught the sophomore level course, Agricultural Engineering 243 Material and Energy Flows in Biological Systems each spring semester. During the first offering, I used the lecture method to transmit information, and homework assignments and exams to reinforce skills and test comprehension. The greatest weakness of this technique seemed the lack of hands-on experience which I gave my students, and their subsequent lack of physical intuition. Enhancing their physical intuition drove the first curricular revision—using in-class demonstrations and simulations of key physical and biological processes. This technique did not work as well as ...


Toying With Technology: Mobile Robots And High School Interns, Lawrence Genalo, Christine L. Collier, Charles T. Wright, Kara B. Wright Jan 1997

Toying With Technology: Mobile Robots And High School Interns, Lawrence Genalo, Christine L. Collier, Charles T. Wright, Kara B. Wright

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Students in today’s world grow up surrounded by electronic and electromechanical gadgetry and become adept at using such gadgetry at an early age without necessarily understanding the underlying science and technology. Garage door openers, TV remote controllers, microwave ovens, remote-control toys, and cellular phones are but a few such items in wide use today. As complex as these gadgets seem on the surface, much of the scientific and technological mystery behind their functionality can be explained in simple terms well within the grasp of the high school, or even middle school students. The primary purpose of this project is ...


Creating Web Explorations In Science And Engineering, Lawrence Genalo, Christine Collier, Michelle Roberts, Julie Sandberg Jan 1996

Creating Web Explorations In Science And Engineering, Lawrence Genalo, Christine Collier, Michelle Roberts, Julie Sandberg

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

A summer internship program is held at Iowa State University each year for undergraduate and high school women in science and engineering fields. In the summer of 1995 two high school women in this program, co-authors Roberts and Sandberg, created world-wide-web based multimedia explorations into topics in science and engineering which are common in our daily lives. The prototype documents placed on the web were well researched and scientific explanations of the phenomena at hand, but explained so that the average 6th or 7th grader (the target audience) could understand them. These two students were directly supervised by an undergraduate ...


The Engineering Problems And Programming Course On The Web, Lawrence Genalo Jan 1996

The Engineering Problems And Programming Course On The Web, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

The Engineering Problems and Programming course at Iowa State’s College of Engineering has undergone many changes since its inception. This brief history will trace back only as far as the early eighties when programming in FORTRAN was first added to the existing problems course. Most of the content has remained unchanged. There are still engineering skills topics such as graphing and report writing being taught, but changes have incorporated computer drawn plots on spreadsheets [1] and the report is now written with a word processor instead of being hand lettered. There are still engineering problems introductory topics such as ...


Development Of Course Modules For Materials Experiments, Kristen P. Constant, K. Vedula Aug 1995

Development Of Course Modules For Materials Experiments, Kristen P. Constant, K. Vedula

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Recent U.S. government-sponsored studies of the decline of international competitiveness have reported that one of the most severe problems is the lack of education of future engineers in synthesis and processing of advanced engineered materials. In response, the National Science Foundation has made awards 6 universities to develop materials processing course materials for improving processing education. Iowa State University is among those selected.


The Freshman Engineering Problems And Programming Course: Integrating New And Old Tools, Lawrence Genalo, Brian D. Williams Jun 1995

The Freshman Engineering Problems And Programming Course: Integrating New And Old Tools, Lawrence Genalo, Brian D. Williams

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

At Iowa State University in the early 1980's the first engineering course, Engineering Problem Solving, began inca"porating FOR1RAN programming in an integrated, three semester credit course. At first this course was taught in "dry lab" style with the students assigned to fmd keypunch tenninals outside of class in order to create and edit their programs. Soon after that the course switched to interactive VAX terminals and the first classroom/laboratory was born. This room allowed for a terminal for each pair of students and in~class programming assignments. The engineering problems content was also "dry~labbed" at first ...


K-12 Linkage For Women Engineers- Students Creating Courseware For Other Students, Lawrence Genalo, Kimberly D. Windom, Alethea Semple Jun 1995

K-12 Linkage For Women Engineers- Students Creating Courseware For Other Students, Lawrence Genalo, Kimberly D. Windom, Alethea Semple

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

Engineering education techniques have been changing at a tremendous pace over the past several years; a significant portion of these changes have been to recruit and retain women in engineering programs. Iowa State University is committed to these changes in engineering education and is implementing new programs for high school and undergraduate women interested in science and engineering related fields. The Program for Women in Science and Engineering (PWSE} began offering paid internship programs for both high school and undergraduate female students in 1987, with the objective to provide research experiences for talented women and to build their confidence in ...


Best Practices In High-Tech Learning, Sanjival S. Gill, Lawrence Genalo Jun 1995

Best Practices In High-Tech Learning, Sanjival S. Gill, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

The Synthesis Coalition, one of the flfSt two engineering coalitions funded by the National Science Foundation in 1990, is comprised of Berlceley, Cal Poly at San Luis Obispo, Cornell, Hampton, Iowa State, Southern, Stanford, and Tuskegee. One of the major goals of the coalition was to create the National Engineering Educational Delivery System (NEEDS). This system consists of a multimedia, indexed database where engineering lessons, modules and images are stored for retrieval, courseware studios to create and modify multimedia courseware, and hightechnology delivery systems (learning environments) for appropriate display of th e material [1-3].


Creating Courseware For Engineering Education, Terry A. Smay, Lawrence Genalo Jun 1992

Creating Courseware For Engineering Education, Terry A. Smay, Lawrence Genalo

Materials Science and Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations

This paper will describe recent experiences at Iowa State University in establishing and using multimedia suppon capabilities to produce instructional modules for suppon of several classes. It will describe how these techniques have evolved over the past two years in suppon of an introductory course in digital logic design, and are now being applied to freshman year design courses.


Art, Science, Or Trade, Robert A. Green Jan 1990

Art, Science, Or Trade, Robert A. Green

Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science

Several definitions of the term "engineer" are presented, discussed, and contrasted with the term "scientist". These definitions demonstrate the fundamental differences between engineers and scientists and their professions The engineering method is compared with the scientific method and the value of each is discussed. Several aspects of engineering education are covered. The need for more liberally educated engineers is emphasized and the impact of computers on engineering education and the engineering profession is discussed. The value of a good science foundation in an undergraduate engineering program is also stressed. An engineering education is only as good as the engineering educators ...


Some Comments On The Crisis In Engineering And Engineering Technology Education, Kenneth G. Merkel Jan 1985

Some Comments On The Crisis In Engineering And Engineering Technology Education, Kenneth G. Merkel

Industrial and Management Systems Engineering Faculty Publications

The maintenance of a high-quality technological base in the United States is dependent upon adequately funded engineering programs in American colleges and universities. At the current time, many American engineering educators feel that their academic programs are in a state of crisis with respect to adequacy of resources. A number of foundations associated with large American companies (Exxon, IBM, Amoco, and others) have provided funds designed to aid engineering education. Funded programs at the national level have been proposed in Congress. At the present time, the current level of funding is still inadequate. It will take a national technological crisis ...


A Numerical Solution For The Ultimate Strength Of Tubular Beam-Columns, Arnold L. Wagner Nov 1976

A Numerical Solution For The Ultimate Strength Of Tubular Beam-Columns, Arnold L. Wagner

Dissertations and Theses

To provide a basis for the development of interaction curves for tubular beam-columns of annular cross section, a general purpose beam-column computer program is developed, and used to determine ultimate load capacities. The paper presents the analytical model and the computer method. The analytical results are compared with published test data as well as experimental data obtained as part of this project.