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A Hands On Workshop On Novel Process Engineering

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2000 Annual Conference


St. Louis, Missouri

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June 18, 2000

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June 18, 2000

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June 21, 2000



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5.27.1 - 5.27.15



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Robert P. Hesketh

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C. Stewart Slater

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Session 1526

A Hands-on Workshop on Novel Process Engineering

C. Stewart Slater and Robert P. Hesketh Department of Chemical Engineering Rowan University Glassboro, NJ 08028

Abstract This paper describes a NSF-funded Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Workshop on Novel Process Science and Engineering. The project DUE-9752789 supports two hands-on, industry integrated workshops that will have a major impact on upper and lower level engineering, technology and science instruction as well as having a secondary impact in the preparation of future teachers. Two workshops were held in July 1998 and July 1999. Participants gained experience in process engineering through hands-on laboratories, industry experts, and interactive demonstrations. Through industry involvement from 10 process engineering companies, faculty were given an initial networking base. Companies contributing industrial speakers include Sony Music, Inductotherm, DuPont Engineering, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chemical Industry Council of New Jersey, Cochrane, Tasty Baking Co., DuPont Pharmaceuticals, DuPont Nylon, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, AE Technology-Hyprotech, and Mobil Technology Co. Participants use the given methodology to integrate novel processing into their curricula and develop an action plan for their home institution. Active learning methods were employed in the workshop and participants were encouraged to incorporate this experience into their teaching style.

Introduction Two innovative and state-of-the-art workshops on the multidisciplinary aspects of novel process science and engineering were held at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, July 26- 30, 1998 and July 18-22, 1999. These workshops are one of the many excellent programs supported by the National Science Foundation’s Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program. The purpose of the workshops is to meet the needs of faculty who teach undergraduate students. Of particular importance are programs that expose faculty to recent technological developments and present methods to incorporate them into the undergraduate curriculum. Process engineering is critical to virtually all modern products used by society. In addition, process engineering spans many disciplines including chemical, petroleum, biochemical, environmental, food, materials production and manufacturing. In many cases the interface of

Hesketh, R. P., & Slater, C. S. (2000, June), A Hands On Workshop On Novel Process Engineering Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. 10.18260/1-2--8421

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