Engineering design in a materials processing laboratory course through a guided case study

Richard Eitel, Joshua Peter Hill, Felix Jun Jie Zhang-Xu, Kathy S Chiou

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Abstract

Materials selection and evaluation is an integral aspect of the Engineering Design Process and an essential skill for the practicing engineer. Materials and their associated processing and forming methods serve to both enable and limit product design and performance. The current work presents the use of guided case studies as an approach to achieve a design-centric laboratory experience. The developed case study employed in the current investigation is the selection of sustainable materials for single use beverage containers. The learning outcomes of this approach were evaluated by surveys administered to two different groups of students: one group participating in the case study (intervention) and other participating in the pre-existing materials processing laboratory investigations (control) at two matched time points during the same semester. The initial self-assessment was administered before the three week case study intervention and the second survey was administered after the conclusion of the three week case study. Statistical analyses of survey results reveal significant difference between the two groups, in that students in the case study (intervention) group reported significant new learning in their ability to "design a materials specification" between the initial and final time points.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
PublisherAmerican Society for Engineering Education
Volume2016-June
StatePublished - Jun 26 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - New Orleans, United States
Duration: Jun 26 2016Jun 29 2016

Other

Other123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition
CountryUnited States
CityNew Orleans
Period6/26/166/29/16

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Processing
Students
Beverages
Product design
Containers
Specifications
Engineers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Eitel, R., Hill, J. P., Zhang-Xu, F. J. J., & Chiou, K. S. (2016). Engineering design in a materials processing laboratory course through a guided case study. In 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (Vol. 2016-June). American Society for Engineering Education.

Engineering design in a materials processing laboratory course through a guided case study. / Eitel, Richard; Hill, Joshua Peter; Zhang-Xu, Felix Jun Jie; Chiou, Kathy S.

2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Vol. 2016-June American Society for Engineering Education, 2016.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Eitel, R, Hill, JP, Zhang-Xu, FJJ & Chiou, KS 2016, Engineering design in a materials processing laboratory course through a guided case study. in 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. vol. 2016-June, American Society for Engineering Education, 123rd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, New Orleans, United States, 6/26/16.
Eitel R, Hill JP, Zhang-Xu FJJ, Chiou KS. Engineering design in a materials processing laboratory course through a guided case study. In 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Vol. 2016-June. American Society for Engineering Education. 2016
Eitel, Richard ; Hill, Joshua Peter ; Zhang-Xu, Felix Jun Jie ; Chiou, Kathy S. / Engineering design in a materials processing laboratory course through a guided case study. 2016 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition. Vol. 2016-June American Society for Engineering Education, 2016.
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