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A 5 Year Bachelor Of Science In Engineering Curriculum For Students Entering At The College Algebra Level

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2008 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publication Date

June 22, 2008

Start Date

June 22, 2008

End Date

June 25, 2008

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Multidisciplinary Curriculum Innovation

Tagged Division

Multidisciplinary Engineering

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

13.5.1 - 13.5.13

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https://peer.asee.org/4154

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Richard Ruhala University of Southern Indiana

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Richard Ruhala earned his BSME from Michigan State in 1991 and his PhD in Acoustics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999. He has three years industrial experience at General Motors and three years at Lucent Technologies. He has been an Assistant Professor rank in the Engineering Department at USI since 2002, and has taught some of the freshmen engineering courses, including ENGR 103, 104, and 108, and has been involved in curriculum development. Currently course load includes Introduction to Design, Statics, Vibrations, Modeling Dynamic Systems, and Machine Design. He is a member of ASEE, the Acoustical Society of America, and the Institute for Noise Control Engineering, and does research in acoustics and mechanics.

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Laura Ruhala University of Southern Indiana

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Laura Ruhala earned her BSME from GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering University) in 1991 (as Laura Wilson) and her PhD in Engineering Science & Mechanics from The Pennsylvania State University in 1999. She has three years industrial experience at General Motors, served as Director of Safety at Pride Mobility, and taught at Lafayette College. She has been an Assistant Professor rank in the Engineering Department at USI since 2002, and has developed and taught many of the freshmen engineering courses, including ENGR 107 (Intro to Engineering) and ENGR 108 (Intro to Design). Other courses she is teaching are Dynamics, Dynamics of Machinery, and Engineering Materials. She is a member of ASEE and is developing a biomechanics laboratory as a center for research in bone and joint care.

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Eric Sprouls University of Southern Indiana

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Eric Sprouls has been the Chair of the Department of Engineering at the University of Southern Indiana (USI) since 2002, where he has been teaching engineering technology and engineering courses since 1977. He holds a MS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois. Prior to coming to USI he was at Dames & Moore Consulting Engineers in Denver, Colorado. He has been an Associate Professor of Engineering since 1983. Current course load includes soil mechanics, engineering materials and estimating, and geotechnical design. He also does consulting work for the local coal industry in the area of testing and underground mine design. He is a member of ASEE and the Society of Mining Engineers.

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Bibliogr aphy [1] A Report on an Investigation Conducted by the Engineering Technology Faculty of the University of Southern Indiana, Jay Fredrich, Engineering Technology Department Chair, May 2000. [2] http:// http://www.usi.edu/science/engineering/ [3] -calculus engineering freshman though an integrated Proceedings of the 2005 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. [4] t the University of Southern Indiana Proceedings of the 2007 American Society for Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference. [5] Holtzapple, Mark, and Reece, Concepts in Engineering, McGraw Hill, Boston, 2005. [6] Leingme, Bernard, A guide to Microsoft Excel 2002 for Scientist and Engineers, 3rd ed., Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, 2002. [7] Ruhala, Richard, Laura Ruhala, and Eric Sprouls, A five-year engineering program at the University of American Society for Engineering Education Southeastern Section Annual Conference, April 2007. [8] ABET Faculty Workshop on Assessing Program Outcomes, Gloria Rogers, Associate Executive Director, Professional Services, ABET Inc., 2007.

Ruhala, R., & Ruhala, L., & Sprouls, E. (2008, June), A 5 Year Bachelor Of Science In Engineering Curriculum For Students Entering At The College Algebra Level Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/4154

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