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Conference Session
ChemE Potpourri
Collection
2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
David L. Silverstein, University of Kentucky; Lisa G. Bullard, North Carolina State University; Margot A. Vigeant, Bucknell University
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
the course and itscontent; and the remainder seeks to bring out the most innovative and effective approaches toteaching the course in use by instructors. Additionally, a limited historical comparison is madebetween the selected survey results and surveys on the same course conducted in 1972, 1990,and 1999.IntroductionThis survey represents the continuation of a series of surveys of undergraduate curricular topicsbegun in 1957 by the AIChE Education Projects Committee and more recently resumed by theAIChE Education Division. This paper presents the results for the third in the series of surveysconducted by the Education Division.Survey BackgroundThe Material and Energy Balance course (MEB) is the topic of the 2010 survey. Theaforementioned
Conference Session
Chemical Engineering Poster Session
Collection
2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
S. Patrick Walton, Michigan State University; Amanda Portis Malefyt, Michigan State University
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
Future Academic Scholars in Teaching (FAST) Fellowship program at Michigan State University. She received her bachelor’s degree from Trine (formerly Tri-State) University. Her research interests include engineering education and nucleic acid therapeutics. Page 25.770.1 c American Society for Engineering Education, 2012 Increasing the Spirality of Material and Energy BalancesStudents in the material and energy balances course often cannot keep up with the pace of thematerial, in particular as it evolves from simple systems with only material balances to complexsystems consisting of
Conference Session
Teaching Outside the Box
Collection
2002 Annual Conference
Authors
R. Artigue; M. H. Hariri; M. Misovich; M. Anklam; David Miller
Session 1613 A Modified Approach to Material & Energy Balances D. C. Miller, M. H. Hariri, M. Misovich, M. Anklam, and R. Artigue Department of Chemical Engineering Rose-Hulman Institute of TechnologyIntroduction The first course in chemical engineering (material and energy balances) has traditionallybeen a challenging course, which many students approach with fear and trepidation. Over thepast several years, we have developed an approach, which we believe helps the students to betterlearn the concepts by reorganizing the material that more strongly emphasizes
Collection
2019 ASEE PNW Section Conference
Authors
Jonathan Verrett P.Eng., University of British Columbia, Vancouver
Collection
1999 Annual Conference
Authors
Randy Russell; Nicholas Basker; Lisa Scranton; J. L. P Jessop; A. B. Scranton
Session 3613 Teaching Material and Energy Balances on the Internet A.B. Scranton,a* R.M. Russell,b N. Basker,c J.L.P. Jessop,a and L.C. Scrantona Michigan State University a Department of Chemical Engineering/ b Virtual University/ c Department of Computer Science East Lansing, MI 48824AbstractStrategies for designing effective multimedia educational materials for lessons that are deliveredover
Conference Session
Chemical Engineering Division Poster Session
Collection
2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Connor Robert Bilchak, Columbia University; J. Patrick Abulencia, Manhattan College
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
Paper ID #15555Environmental Awareness in the Material and Energy Balances CourseMr. Connor Robert Bilchak, Columbia University Connor received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Manhattan College in 2014 and his M.S. from Columbia University in 2015. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Columbia under the advisement of Sanat Kumar and Christopher Durning. His work involves the morphological control of polymer-grafted nanocomposites for increased flux and selectivity in vapor separations.Dr. J. Patrick Abulencia, Manhattan College J. Patrick Abulencia is an Associate Professor of Chemical Engineering at Manhattan College
Conference Session
Virtual and Web Learning in Chemical Engineering
Collection
2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Matthew W Liberatore, University of Toledo
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
wascorrect, which may include a few lines of detailed calculations. On the other hand, incorrectresponses detail how and why the students could have come to the incorrect answer as well asinformation suggesting a path or information needed to identify the correct answer.One example of a multiple choice question on the topic of reacting systems demonstrates thelearning question format for material and energy balance students (Figure 1).Figure 1. One multiple choice learning question related to reacting systems with all threeanswers selected. Each answer includes explanation on the correct or incorrect response.Animations are another feature of a zyBook, which may be the first of its kind in a chemicalengineering textbook. An animation takes a static
Conference Session
Chemical Engineering Poster Session
Collection
2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Michael A. Collura, University of New Haven; W. David Harding, University of New Haven
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
AC 2012-5004: MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES TAUGHT IN AMULTIDISCIPLINARY COURSEDr. Michael A. Collura, University of New Haven Michael A. Collura, professor of chemical engineering at the University of New Haven, received his B.S. in chemical engineering from Lafayette College and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in chemical engineering from Lehigh University. He is currently the Buckman Professor of chemical engineering and Coordinator of the Chemical Engineering program. His professional interests include the application of computers to pro- cess modeling and control (particularly for energy conversion processes), engineering education research (student self-assessment, developing conceptual understanding, and
Conference Session
ChemE Curriculum: Freshman and Sophomore
Collection
2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Matthew W. Liberatore, University of Toledo; Katherine Roach
Tagged Topics
Diversity
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
Student c American Society for Engineering Education, 2018 Quantifying self-guided repetition within an interactive textbook for a material and energy balances courseAbstractInteractive technology has quickly integrated into daily lives through handheld electronics and theInternet. Here, an interactive textbook replacement from zyBooks for a material and energybalances course has been used in recent years. While features of the interactive textbook werehighlighted previously, including animations replacing figures and question sets in lieu of largeblocks of text, student usage will be the focus of this contribution. Similarly, reading
Conference Session
Adaptive and Supportive Learning Environments
Collection
2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Shiran Zhavian; James P. Abulencia, Manhattan College
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering, Minorities in Engineering
AC 2012-4540: PERSPECTIVES OF TEACHING A DEAF STUDENT INTHE MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES COURSEMiss Shiran ZhavianDr. James P. Abulencia, Manhattan College Page 25.1037.1 c American Society for Engineering Education, 2012 Perspectives of Teaching a Deaf Student in the Material and Energy Balances CourseAbstract This paper discusses the experience of a Deaf student and their professor in amaterial and energy balances course. This non-traditional combination was challengingfor a few reasons. First, from a professor s perspective, it was initially distracting to havetwo interpreters by your side
Conference Session
Focus on Entry Experiences in Chemical Engineering
Collection
2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Suzanne M. Kresta, University of Alberta; Inci Ayranci, University of Alberta
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
Fellowship, she is teaching material and energy balances to 2nd year students under the supervision of Dr. Suzanne Kresta. Page 22.286.1 c American Society for Engineering Education, 2011 Bi-modal No More: Shifting the Curve in Material and Energy Balances Courses In the early 1990’s, common wisdom stated that a bi-modal distribution in process analysisis “normal”, with a significant number of students needing to take the course twice before they“get” the material. As class sizes in second year chemical engineering at the University ofAlberta grew to over 100
Conference Session
New Trends in CHE Education I
Collection
2009 Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Michael Hanyak, Bucknell University; Timothy Raymond, Bucknell University
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
AC 2009-1936: TEACHING MATERIAL AND ENERGY BALANCES TOFIRST-YEAR STUDENTS USING COOPERATIVE TEAM-BASED PROJECTSAND LABSMichael Hanyak, Bucknell University Michael E. Hanyak, Jr. is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Bucknell University since 1974. He received his B.S. from The Pennsylvania State University, M.S. from Carnegie Mellon, and his Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976. His teaching and research interests include computer-aided engineering and design, courseware development and the electronic classroom. He was one of the principal investigators with Brian Hoyt, William J. Snyder, Edward Mastascusa, and Maurice Aburdene on a five-year National
Conference Session
SPECIAL SESSION: Educational Methods and Tools to Encourage Conceptual Learning I
Collection
2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Matthew W. Liberatore, Colorado School of Mines
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering, Educational Research and Methods
. Page 22.828.1 c American Society for Engineering Education, 2011 Improved student achievement in Material and Energy Balances using personalized online homeworkAbstractPersonalized, online homework was used to supplement textbook homework, quizzes, and examsfor one section of a course in material and energy balances. The use of online homework duringthe Spring 2010 semester is summarized here and detailed by Liberatore in 1, and additionalresults from Spring 2011 will be included in the presentation. The objective of this study was totest the hypothesis that students using personalized, online homework earned better grades in thecourse. The online homework system asks the same questions of
Conference Session
The Computer, the Web, and the ChE
Collection
2002 Annual Conference
Authors
G.T. Lineberry; David Silverstein
Session 3413 An Improved Distance Learning Environment for the Material and Energy Balances Course David L. Silverstein G. T. Lineberry University of KentuckyAbstractThe Kentucky Council on Post-Secondary Education has mandated goals of substantiallyincreased enrollments in Engineering for Kentucky state-funded institutions over the nextdecade. As part of the process designed to meet this goal, the University of Kentucky hascollaborated with other state institutions providing (or soon to provide
Conference Session
Chemical Engineering Pedagogy
Collection
2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access
Authors
Sidney Jay Stone III P.E., The University of Toledo; Matthew W. Liberatore, The University of Toledo
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
, and interactive textbooks. His website is: http://www.utoledo.edu/engineering/chemical-engineering/liberatore/ c American Society for Engineering Education, 2021 Attitudes Toward and Usage of Animations in an Interactive Textbook for Material and Energy BalancesAbstractThe concept of active learning or “learning by doing” is applied through animations within aninteractive textbook. A Material and Energy Balance (MEB) course for undergraduate chemicalengineering students has generated large data sets by using an interactive textbook fromzyBooks. MEB is a foundational course that includes new terminology, the basic principles ofmass and energy conservation, and tools for problem
Conference Session
Novel Pedagogical Techniques I: Online, Electronic, and Apps!
Collection
2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Matthew W Liberatore, University of Toledo
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
Paper ID #18452Reading analytics and student performance when using an interactive text-book for a material and energy balances courseProf. Matthew W Liberatore, University of Toledo Matthew W. Liberatore is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toledo. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in chemical engineering. His current research involves the rheology of complex fluids as well as active learning and interactive textbooks. c American Society for Engineering Education
Conference Session
Teaching and Assessment in Chemical Engineering
Collection
2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Matthew W. Liberatore, University of Toledo; Kayla Chapman, University of Toledo
Tagged Topics
Diversity
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
Paper ID #25201Reading Anytime: Do Students Complete Missed Readings After the DueDate When Using an Interactive Textbook for Material and Energy Balances?Prof. Matthew W. Liberatore, University of Toledo Matthew W. Liberatore is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toledo. He earned a B.S. degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, all in chemical engineering. His current research involves the rheology of complex fluids as well as active learning, reverse engineering online videos, and interactive textbooks. His
Conference Session
Instructional and Learning Assessment in Chemical Engineering
Collection
2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Kevin D. Dahm, Rowan University; Mariano Javier Savelski, Rowan University; Mary Staehle, Rowan University; Joseph Francis Stanzione III, Rowan University
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
Paper ID #14472Is Student Performance in CHE Core Courses Affected by Time ElapsedSince Completion of Material and Energy Balance Course Sequence?Dr. Kevin D. Dahm, Rowan University Kevin Dahm is a Professor of Chemical Engineering at Rowan University. He earned his BS from Worces- ter Polytechnic Institute (92) and his PhD from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (98). He has pub- lished two books, ”Fundamentals of Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics” and ”Interpreting Diffuse Reflectance and Transmittance.” He has also published papers on effective use of simulation in engineer- ing, teaching design and engineering
Conference Session
Chemical Engineering Pedagogy
Collection
2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access
Authors
Kayla Chapman; Matthew W. Liberatore, The University of Toledo
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
energy balances courseAbstractOnline homework and interactive textbooks provide big data that can help address manyquestions about student engagement and learning. Auto-graded homework questions withrandomized numbers and content can explore students’ proficiency in course material. Using afully interactive online textbook, Material and Energy Balances zyBook, success and attempts onhomework questions are quantified. In past studies, students with an unlimited number ofattempts completed a median of 94% correct over hundreds of questions. To provide studentswith more practice before exams, end-of-chapter problems were assigned. Students were onlyassigned a fraction of these summative, end-of-chapter problems. A single cohort of ~100students
Conference Session
Computers in Education Division Poster Session
Collection
2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Cindy Stowell Ph.D., Sapling Learning
Tagged Divisions
Computers in Education
-levelengineering courses?This paper examines the need and effectiveness of online homework for upper-level engineeringcourses as well as the difficulties in creating such a product. The experiences and outcomes of ane-learning company, Sapling Learning, that developed commercial online homework for thesecond year chemical engineering course, Material and Energy Balances are presented.Because online homework in the engineering fields is a rarity, some background is required tounderstand how Sapling Learning began developing online chemical engineering homework. In2008, Sapling Learning began developing textbook-independent homework and sold the productdirectly to instructors and universities to be paired with any textbook. “Technology T.A.’s” atSapling
Conference Session
ChE: Computers and Simulation in the Classroom
Collection
2007 Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Richard Zollars, Washington State University; Christopher Hundhausen, Washington State University; Melissa Stefik, Washington State University
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
Programming Lab (http://eecs.wsu.edu/~veupl), Dr. Hundhausen pursues research on computer-based visualization, simulation, and programming environments for science and engineering education.Melissa Stefik, Washington State University Melissa Stefik is a graduate student in computer science in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Washington State University. Page 12.1592.1© American Society for Engineering Education, 2007 Visual Learning in a Material/Energy Balance Class The material and energy balance class is frequently the “gateway” class inchemical engineering. Our
Conference Session
Chemical Engineering in the Sophomore Year
Collection
2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access
Authors
Matthew W Liberatore, The University of Toledo; Megan Davidson, The University of Toledo; Kayla Chapman
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
help answer many questionsabout student engagement and learning. In addition, some data is available to instructors in realtime, so individual or class-level interventions do not need to wait for the next exam. In this study,a fully interactive online textbook, Material and Energy Balances zyBook, has been employed withseveral cohorts of students. Recent findings focused on quantify reading across three cohortsrepresenting over 280 students and almost 300,000 reading interactions. Median reading rates wereas high as 99% for over 1,300 interactions per student were found, but these reading clicks onlyquantify effort and not competence in the course material. Now, auto-graded homework questionswith randomized numbers and content are explored
Conference Session
Disruptive Innovations
Collection
2016 EDI
Authors
Frank Vahid, zyBooks
CEO, co-founder, former Co-founder, co- UC Davis professor oversight authors,Programming in MATLAB UC Riverside professorProgram. Embedded SystemsDigital DesignData Structures EssentialsComputing Technology for All Scott Sirowy, Kathleen Hayes, Russ Anderson, Roman Lysecky,Computer Organization & Design Engin. Director, VP of Sales VP of Finance Assoc. Prof. of ECE,Material and Energy Balances UCR CS Ph.D. Univ of Arizona, co
Collection
1998 Annual Conference
Authors
William M. Clark; Anthony G. Dixon; David DiBiasio
thermodynamics as a stand alone subject that has little relationship to the othermaterial. The fact that thermodynamics underlies the material and energy balance andseparation process courses is often obscured because in teaching the methodology forthose courses, the thermodynamic information is simplified or taken for granted as beinggiven in the problem statements. Also, note that traditional students spend about three Page 3.39.2quarters of a year acquiring skills and concepts before actually applying them to anydesign tasks in the last part of the year. Moreover, after two terms of thermodynamics,students tend to forget the material balance skills they
Conference Session
Contemporary Issues in Chemical Engineering Education
Collection
2010 Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Richard Zollars, Washington State University; Christopher Hundhausen, Washington State University; Pawan agrawal, Washington State University
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
curriculumthat results in a large number of students either withdrawing or failing. In chemicalengineering this gateway class is the material and energy balance class. Statistics overthe past 24 years at Washington State University show that 35% of the students whoenroll in the material/energy balance class either fail, withdraw, or receive a grade lowerthan a “C”. A large majority of these (66%) never complete their chemical engineeringdegree. The students who fail to successfully complete the material/energy balance classshow a wide variety of academic abilities, as measured by SAT scores or high schoolGPA. However, the academic abilities of those students who fail to successfullycomplete the material/energy balance class and those who successfully
Conference Session
CoNECD Session : Day 2 Slot 5 Technical Session 2
Collection
2021 CoNECD
Authors
Lisa M. Weber, Colorado State University; Rebecca A. Atadero, Colorado State University
Tagged Topics
CoNECD Paper Submissions, Diversity
 based on recent statistics from 2019. 10 Second‐Year Courses: Group Project Reflections Second‐Year Course: Material and Energy Balances  Incorporating these topics in second‐year courses is more challenging as a result of the highly  technical course content. How is diversity and inclusion incorporated?  There are four group projects throughout the semester.  The students answer a series of reflection questions after each project that address:  Individual strengths and weaknesses  Individual behavior within the group  Interactions with team members  Demonstration of respect for group members
Conference Session
The Latest in Improving Learning in ChE Students
Collection
2008 Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Richard Zollars, Washington State University; Christopher Hundhausen, Washington State University; Jonathan Brown, Washington State University
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
AC 2008-1886: DEVELOPING A SOFTWARE ENVIRONMENT FOR VISUALLEARNING IN INTRODUCTORY CHEMICAL ENGINEERING CLASSESRichard Zollars, Washington State UniversityChristopher Hundhausen, Washington State UniversityJonathan Brown, Washington State University Jonathan Brown is currently a Ph.D. student in the Computer Science program at Washington State University. Page 13.382.1© American Society for Engineering Education, 2008Designing a Software Environment for Visual Learning in Introductory Chemical Engineering Classes The material and energy balance class is frequently the “gateway” class inchemical
Conference Session
Problem Solving and Communication in Chemical Engineering
Collection
2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Uchenna Asogwa, University of Toledo; Matthew W. Liberatore, University of Toledo; Amanda Portis Malefyt, Trine University; Timothy Ryan Duckett, Acumen Research and Evaluation, LLC
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
inthermodynamics and material and energy balance courses. Originally called YouTube Fridays, thefirst five minutes of Friday class sessions were dedicated to course related videos selected by agroup of students. At the end of the semester, surveys showed that the vast majority of studentsfelt they had better understanding of the field of chemical engineering from participating inYouTube Fridays [28]. In subsequent semesters, students selected YouTube videos and createdengineering estimate problems related to the course material. Surveys showed that the majority ofthe students felt they had a better understanding of the course topic of thermodynamics, couldrelate thermodynamics to real world phenomena, and felt confident solving engineering
Collection
1998 Annual Conference
Authors
Wallace B. Whiting; Joseph A. Shaeiwitz; Ph.D., Richard H. Turpin; Richard C. Bailie
phenomena, as fundamental asthermodynamics, and as crucial to the professional success of our graduates as a firm groundingin material and energy balances and process design. In this paper, instruction modules for ethics and professionalism and for environmentalhealth & safety are presented. We use these modules in the senior design class; however, theystand alone and can be used most anywhere in the curriculum. More details are available in anew, recently published textbook for the capstone design class.1 Ethics and Professionalism The purpose of this module is to teach students their ethical and legal responsibilities asprofessional engineers and to help them develop strategies to make the best
Conference Session
Using Communication and Writing Techniques to Improve Student Learning
Collection
2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Authors
Kevin D. Dahm, Rowan University; Stephanie Farrell, Rowan University
Tagged Divisions
Chemical Engineering
 for assessing individual contributions to the team assignments.  The authors present an assessment of the impact of the abstracts, specifically addressing the following question: Did students attain the learning objectives of the course more thoroughly than students in a previous cohort, who completed comparable homework problems in teams of the same size, but who were not required to write abstracts? Introduction The introductory chemical engineering course at most universities focuses on material and energy balances.  Historically this course has had the reputation of being a conceptually demanding course that induces fear in many studentsi.  One of the greatest challenges faced by many students is the solution of “word problems” which