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Approach To Problem Solving And Use Of Intuition By Engineering Technology Students, Meher R. Taleyarkhan, Anne M. Lucietto, Natalie L. F. Hobson, Therese M. Azevedo 2023 Purdue University

Approach To Problem Solving And Use Of Intuition By Engineering Technology Students, Meher R. Taleyarkhan, Anne M. Lucietto, Natalie L. F. Hobson, Therese M. Azevedo

Journal of Global Education and Research

Engineering technology students often forgo a methodical approach of solving or answering questions on assignments or exams in favor of an intuition-based approach, emphasizing educated guessing (Broberg et al., 2008). Faculty observations have noted these student solutions often provide explanations, usually sans calculations, to support answers the students believe to be reasonable when in reality deviated from the correct answer. An extensive study was developed to assess several distinctions between student intuition and use of cognition in problem solving, as related to a generalized student population. The study was comprised of a survey and interview. The survey utilized two instruments ...


"But I'M Not An Engineer"...Collaboration Between A Librarian And An Upper Division Project-Based Engineering Program, Heidi J. Southworth, Rebecca Bates, Robert Sleezer 2022 Minnesota State University, Mankato

"But I'M Not An Engineer"...Collaboration Between A Librarian And An Upper Division Project-Based Engineering Program, Heidi J. Southworth, Rebecca Bates, Robert Sleezer

Library Services Faculty and Staff Publications

Since 2013, a librarian at Minnesota State University, Mankato has collaborated with faculty and students in an upper division project-based engineering program. While having several years of experience in university libraries plus advanced degrees in history, the librarian had a limited background in science, engineering, and technology, and lacked a formal engineering degree. At first glance, this match may appear to be a recipe for failure. Indeed, in those first few years, the librarian’s angst about the missing engineering degree caused many sleepless nights of worry and concern. However, there came a time when the words “but I am ...


Polymers And Composite Materials, Joshua P. Steimel 2022 University of the Pacific

Polymers And Composite Materials, Joshua P. Steimel

Pacific Open Texts

This text serves to cover in more detail polymer physics concepts and specifically how polymers respond from the atomistic to meter length scale. This text spans topics from polymerization chemistry, chain models, Flory-Huggins theory, viscosity, characterization techniques, self assembly, polymer dynamics, viscoelasticity, and mechanics of polymer and composite materials.

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommerical-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.


Experimental And Computational Investigation Of Divergent Thrust Losses In Rocket Nozzles, Vaibhav Arya Graduate Engineer, Anushka Sunil Kapse Post Graduate Student 2022 Sandip University, MH, INDIA

Experimental And Computational Investigation Of Divergent Thrust Losses In Rocket Nozzles, Vaibhav Arya Graduate Engineer, Anushka Sunil Kapse Post Graduate Student

Graduate Research in Engineering and Technology (GRET)

The nozzle is a critical component of any rocket engine because it transforms high pressure and high temperature (with sluggish net velocity) within the combustion chamber into high velocity but low pressure. Individually, the molecules in the mixed propellants have rapid velocity in the combustion chamber, but directions are randomly pointing in all directions. A convergent-divergent nozzle, also known as a CD nozzle, is fashioned like a tube with two bulging ends and a thin part in the center. This structure/design provides the nozzle with a balanced shape. By turning the flow's heat energy into kinetic energy, the ...


Bbt Side Mold Assy, Bill Hemphill 2022 East Tennessee State University

Bbt Side Mold Assy, Bill Hemphill

STEM Guitar Project’s BBT Acoustic Kit

This electronic document file set covers the design and fabrication information of the ETSU Guitar Building Project’s BBT (OM-sized) Side Mold Assy for use with the STEM Guitar Project’s standard acoustic guitar kit. The extended 'as built' data set contains an overview file and companion video, the 'parent' CADD drawing, CADD data for laser etching and cutting a drill &/or layout template, CADD drawings in AutoCAD .DWG and .DXF R12 formats of the centerline tool paths for creating the mold assembly pieces on an AXYZ CNC router, and support documentation for CAM applications including router bit specifications, feeds ...


Skip The Grid: Solar Powered Refrigeration In The Navajo Nation, Sydney Jo Sitton 2022 California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Skip The Grid: Solar Powered Refrigeration In The Navajo Nation, Sydney Jo Sitton

Construction Management

The Skip the Grid project was a combined effort of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) students, and company sponsors SOLV Energy, Dometic, and Goal Zero, facilitated through the non-profit, Heart of America. The interdisciplinary project team successfully installed photovoltaic energy systems with refrigerators and lights for families within the Navajo Nation. Skip the Grid’s mission focuses on improving quality of life and providing access to clean, affordable off-grid energy. In the Navajo Nation, access to electricity and running water is not necessarily a given, with large disparities from family to family. This issue was exacerbated ...


Black Beyond Measure: An Antideficit Exploration Of Cultural Capital Within A National Society Of Black Engineers (Nsbe) Chapter At A Predominantly White Institution (Pwi), Rhonda Harley 2022 University of San Diego

Black Beyond Measure: An Antideficit Exploration Of Cultural Capital Within A National Society Of Black Engineers (Nsbe) Chapter At A Predominantly White Institution (Pwi), Rhonda Harley

Dissertations

Historically, Black students have been excluded from Predominately White institutions (PWI) longer than welcomed to attend and matriculate (Harper et al., 2009). Due to this lack of inclusion, African American students' educational experiences often center on academic disparities, inequality of opportunity, and under-preparedness in career planning within the American education system. While there has been a fair amount of research on the lack of representation of Black students in the engineering disciplines, the heavy focus on quantitative data offers little insight into the unique ways students succeed and overcome institutional and systemic barriers in pursuit of their degree. Undergraduate experiences ...


Assessment Of Mechanical Engineering Skills: A Synthesis Of Industry And Academic Graduate Level Curriculum Requirements, Francie Baker 2022 Mississippi State University

Assessment Of Mechanical Engineering Skills: A Synthesis Of Industry And Academic Graduate Level Curriculum Requirements, Francie Baker

Theses and Dissertations

Students who graduate with an advanced degree in mechanical engineering are a diverse group in their path to post-baccalaureate degree attainment. Some students choose to obtain their master’s or Ph.D. post bachelors, but before they enter the workplace. Others enter the workforce and return as full-time students or progress on their advanced degrees while maintaining part- or full-time employment. Current accreditation standards for undergraduate degree programs are part of a changing landscape of standards and professional requirements that have adapted and continue to adapt as programs prepare students to work in professional engineering fields. Advanced degrees do not ...


Worksheet 10 - Patch, Ashanthi Maxworth PhD 2022 University of Southern Maine

Worksheet 10 - Patch, Ashanthi Maxworth Phd

Antenna Design With HFSS

In this worksheet, steps are given to create a slotted rectangular microstrip patch antenna with an inset feed using a stripline. The patch antenna is operating in the TM10 mode.


Worksheet 09 Horn, Ashanthi Maxworth PhD 2022 University of Southern Maine

Worksheet 09 Horn, Ashanthi Maxworth Phd

Antenna Design With HFSS

This worksheet designs a pyramidal horn antenna fed by a waveport.


Worksheet 08 - Helix, Ashanthi Maxworth PhD 2022 University of Southern Maine

Worksheet 08 - Helix, Ashanthi Maxworth Phd

Antenna Design With HFSS

This worksheet creates a helical antenna operating in the axial mode. The antenna is mounted on a ground plane. The users can change the circumference of the helix and change the operating mode to broadside or conical if they wish.


Worksheet 06 - Arrays, Ashanthi Maxworth PhD 2022 University of Southern Maine

Worksheet 06 - Arrays, Ashanthi Maxworth Phd

Antenna Design With HFSS

This worksheet designs an antenna array with three identical dipole elemetns. The antenna is operating as a broadside array. By changing the parameters the users can view the grating lobes in addition to the main lobe.


Worksheet 07 - Bicone, Ashanthi Maxworth PhD 2022 University of Southern Maine

Worksheet 07 - Bicone, Ashanthi Maxworth Phd

Antenna Design With HFSS

In this worksheet, setps are given to design a full-wavelength biconical antenna. This is a broadband antenna. The worksheet also shows how to observe surface currents.


Worksheet 02 - Meshing, Ashanthi Maxworth PhD 2022 University of Southern Maine

Worksheet 02 - Meshing, Ashanthi Maxworth Phd

Antenna Design With HFSS

This worksheet is designed to oberserve the variations in results when the mesh is varied from coarse to fine, hence how to find the optimum mesh size such that we can get accurate results while not compromising computational power.


Worksheet 05 - Loop, Ashanthi Maxworth PhD 2022 University of Southern Maine

Worksheet 05 - Loop, Ashanthi Maxworth Phd

Antenna Design With HFSS

In this worksheet, the users can design a small loop. The small loop shows low directivity, hence at the end of the worksheet, the users can chanage the design parameters and increase the directivity.


Worksheet 04 - Dipole, Ashanthi Maxworth PhD 2022 University of Southern Maine

Worksheet 04 - Dipole, Ashanthi Maxworth Phd

Antenna Design With HFSS

This worksheet shows how to create a half-wavelength dipole, set the feeder through a port, observe directivity, half-power beamwidth, etc.


Worksheet 03 - Near Field, Ashanthi Maxworth PhD 2022 University of Southern Maine

Worksheet 03 - Near Field, Ashanthi Maxworth Phd

Antenna Design With HFSS

This worksheet guides students to change the observational region between, reactive near field, radiating near field, and far-field.


Design Of A Freight Transportation Outreach Curriculum, Breanna Stoesz 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Design Of A Freight Transportation Outreach Curriculum, Breanna Stoesz

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

This project is centered around finding a solution to the shortage of truck drivers within the freight industry. Specifically, this project aims to lessen this shortage by ensuring potential future drivers are aware of the benefits of the industry and are encouraged to consider this career path for themselves. By producing an engaging and educational freight transportation curriculum for middle and high school students to go through in outreach programs, these students would have an increased likelihood of joining the trucking profession and encourage others to become informed about the profession as well. In addition to the direct driving role ...


A Study Of Software Development Methodologies, Kendra Risener 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

A Study Of Software Development Methodologies, Kendra Risener

Computer Science and Computer Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

Software development methodologies are often overlooked by software engineers as aspects of development that are handled by project managers alone. However, if every member of the team better understood the development methodology being used, it increases the likelihood that the method is properly implemented and ultimately used to complete the project more efficiently. Thus, this paper seeks to explore six common methodologies: the Waterfall Model, the Spiral Model, Agile, Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming. These are discussed in two main sections in the paper. In the first section, the frameworks are isolated and viewed by themselves. The histories, unique features ...


Virtual Reality As An Education Tool In Biomedical Engineering, Megan Wilkerson 2022 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Virtual Reality As An Education Tool In Biomedical Engineering, Megan Wilkerson

Biomedical Engineering Undergraduate Honors Theses

Virtual Reality (VR) has become more accessible in recent years, both to experience and to create. Various studies have shown that incorporating VR in an educational setting can yield positive results. Virtual reality videos created using course-specific content could prove to be a beneficial educational tool. VR videos were implemented in a remote biomolecular engineering laboratory course. 180° VR videos of lab procedures were recorded and viewed by students using a Google Cardboard headset and their smartphones. After viewing all the VR lab videos, students were given a survey to report their experiences. The survey contained questions used to measure ...


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