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Aerospace Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

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June 15, 2014

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June 18, 2014

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Aerospace Division Technical Session 3

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Aerospace

Page Count

27

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24.142.1 - 24.142.27

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https://peer.asee.org/20033

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53

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Steve Gorrell Brigham Young University

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Dr. Steve Gorrell joined the BYU Mechanical Engineering Department in 2007 following an eighteen year career as an Aerospace Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate. There Dr. Gorrell pioneered the use of high performance computing (HPC), hi-fidelity time-accurate CFD, and Particle Image Velocimetry to investigate and understand unsteady flow physics in high performance gas turbine engine fans and compressors.

Dr. Gorrell has published 64 technical papers on unsteady turbomachinery aerodynamics. At BYU he teaches undergraduate courses in applications of fluid dynamics and gas turbine engine design; graduate courses on compressible flow and turbulence; and has coached Capstone teams. His research interests are experimental and computational fluid dynamics, turbomachinery, computational science and engineering, and engineering education.

Dr. Gorrell is an Associate Fellow of the AIAA, currently serving as Vice President - Education, and member of the AIAA Gas Turbine Engine Technical Committee.. He is also a member of the ASME International Gas Turbine Institute Turbomachinery Committee.

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C. Greg Jensen Brigham Young University

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Brett Stone Brigham Young University

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Brett Stone received his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University - Idaho. During and after his undergraduate studies he completed four internships at Idaho National Laboratory where much of his research focused on alternative energy systems for vehicles. Currently, he works as a research assistant at Brigham Young University. There, his research focuses on engineering design teams and the design process.

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Edward Red Brigham Young University

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Dr. Red research interests are in robotics, automation, and advanced collaborative computer-aided applications. He is a Fellow of SME and has taught at Brigham Young University since 1983.

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Michael Richey The Boeing Company

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Dr. Michael Richey is an Associate Technical Fellow currently assigned to support technology and innovation research at The Boeing Company. Michael is responsible for leading a team conducting engineering education research projects that focus on improving the learning experience for students, incumbent engineers and technicians. His research encompasses, Sociotechnical Systems, Learning Curves, and Engineering Education Research.
Additional responsibilities include providing business leadership for engineering technical and professional educational programs. This includes development of engineering programs (Certificates and Masters) in advanced aircraft construction, composites structures and product lifecycle management and digital manufacturing. The educational programs are aimed at furthering education in engineering and engineering technology by promoting global excellence in engineering and engineering technology, developing future generations of entrepreneurially-minded engineers. This is achieved by partnering and investing in educational initiatives and programs between industry and institutions of higher learning.
Michael has served on various advisory groups including, the editorial board of the Journal of Engineering Education, Boeing Higher Education Integration Board, American Society for Engineering Education Project Board and the National Science Foundation I-UCRC Industry University Collaborative Research Center Advisory Board. Michael has authored or co-authored over 25 publications in leading journals including Science, Journal of Engineering Education and INCOSE addressing topics in large scale system integration, learning sciences and systems engineering. Michael often represents Boeing internationally and domestically as a speaker - presenter and has authored multiple patents on Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing, with multiple disclosures focused on system engineering and elegant design.
Michael holds a B.A and M.Sc. from ESC Lille in Program Project Management and Ph.D. from SKEMA Business School with a focus on Engineering Education Research.

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Fabian Zender The Boeing Company

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Michael Wright

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David E. French The Boeing Company

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Shigeo Hayashibara Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott

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Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering

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Carl Johnson Georgia Institute of Technology

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John P. Sullivan Purdue University, West Lafayette

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Abstract

Aerospace Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering (AerosPACE)AerosPACE is a University-Industry partnership with the vision of developing a capstoneengineering design course that motivates students to enter the aerospace profession and fills gapsin student competencies. Acknowledging that traditional undergraduate programs may not equipgraduates with some critical skills needed for the complex challenges of the 21st century(Graham, 2012), this paper presents the overall concept and architecture for a course wheremulti-university, multi-disciplinary teams of students collaborate with industry to tackle grandchallenges. The AerosPACE curriculum views learning as a social-technical process wherebyknowledge is co-constructed within a social network, mentored by peers, industry workplaceexperts, and professors through both face-to-face and a cyber-infrastructure. AerosPACEcourses are intended to be rigorous in accordance with high university standards.Engineering education must evolve and do so faster to advance from entrenched learning modelsto embrace technology capable of improving the learning environment and transforming theclassroom. The AerosPACE course is a new model of education that combines academia andindustry needs and experience (see figure). It is also a research project founded upon learningdata analytics. Analytics are set up to study how engineering students can learn and to measurestudent learning. A social networking platform integrated into a learning management system isused to evaluate student performance. Analytics are used to develop effective pedagogy forteaching students dispersed among multiple universities by professors and industry experts atmultiple locations. An important aspect of AerosPACE is to be an environment where studentscollaborate in a socio-technical environment leveraging leading edge implementations of multi-user MMORPG CAD-CAM tools.An example of the 2013-2014 AerosPACE project where three teams of students collaboratedwith Industry to each design, build, and fly a UAV capable of monitoring crop fields to improvecrop yield is presented. In this project teams were comprised of students from four Universitiesspread across three time zones. Students responded to a request for proposal containing a list ofrequirements and were responsible for conceptual, preliminary, and detailed design whichincluded prototype tests and flight demonstration. Teams were responsible for aerodynamics,propulsion, structures, controls, materials, assembly manufacturing, and testing. Students wereinstructed and mentored by subject matter experts from academia and industry. An industry-academia advisory board was assembled to guide each teams design.The objective of AerosPACE is to grow to include more US and foreign universities, multipleengineering majors, and non-engineering majors. To accomplish this, risks and challenges tothis new learning paradigm are identified and discussed.

Gorrell, S., & Jensen, C. G., & Stone, B., & Red, E., & Richey, M., & Zender, F., & Wright, M., & French, D. E., & Hayashibara, S., & Johnson, C., & Sullivan, J. P. (2014, June), Aerospace Partners for the Advancement of Collaborative Engineering Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. https://peer.asee.org/20033

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