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A Survey Course On Vee Software For Engineers And Technologists

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2001 Annual Conference


Albuquerque, New Mexico

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June 24, 2001

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June 24, 2001

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June 27, 2001



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6.111.1 - 6.111.10



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Thomas Hulbert

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Robert B. Angus

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Session 1520

A Survey Course on VEE Pro Software for Engineers and Technologists

Thomas E. Hulbert, Robert B. Angus

Northeastern University Boston, MA 02115-5096


Data acquisition requirements for manufacturing, development, and research applications have grown significantly. A continued need is predicted for standards and software to efficiently process and store that data.

The authors, who created Just-in-Time (JIT) Education™, were invited to meet with a multi- national, high-technology company. Their corporate team identified a critical need for training technicians and designers on VEE Pro as the standard software to simulate, and run data acquisition processes. The program was developed to train their technicians and designers, and then the engineering staff. This paper will focus on the engineers' course - the design of the course, the results, and its future direction.

The curriculum developers, using JIT Education concepts, developed the twelve-hour overview course. Faculty-developed labs used in the technician course are provided; participants analyze and evaluate the labs back to the beginning of those laboratories.

The objectives were to examine the programs at the icon level. At the conclusion of the course, the participants ask the "what if" questions. This has enabled the entire technical staff (engineers, technologists, and technicians) to develop improved data acquisition applications and experiments.

Eight participants have taken the course and provided feedback via a questionnaire. Lessons learned from this experience can be applied to a course for engineering technology students and the improvement of the engineers’ course.

I. Introduction

This paper outlines and presents the results of the development and teaching of a unique course. A corporate client of Northeastern University had contracted to teach their technicians and technologists a testing and measurement software package known as VEE. This was originally marketed by Hewlett Packard (HP). It is now a product of the recently formed spin-off company: Agilent Technologies.

Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright 2001, American Society for Engineering Education

Hulbert, T., & Angus, R. B. (2001, June), A Survey Course On Vee Software For Engineers And Technologists Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 10.18260/1-2--9831

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