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An Industry-University Partnership to Foster Interdisciplinary Education

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

College-Industry Partnerships Division Technical Session II: Curriculum

Tagged Division

College Industry Partnerships

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

14

DOI

10.18260/p.26210

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https://peer.asee.org/26210

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27

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Farrokh Mistree University of Oklahoma

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Farrokh’s passion is to have fun in providing an opportunity for highly motivated and talented people to learn how to define and achieve their dreams.

Farrokh Mistree holds the L. A. Comp Chair in the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. Prior to this position, he was the Associate Chair of the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech – Savannah. He was also the Founding Director of the Systems Realization Laboratory at Georgia Tech.

Farrokh’s current research focus is model-based realization of complex systems by managing uncertainty and complexity. The key question he is investigating is what are the principles underlying rapid and robust concept exploration when the analysis models are incomplete and possibly inaccurate? His quest for answers to the key question are anchored in three projects, namely,

Integrated Realization of Robust, Resilient and Flexible Networks

Integrated Realization of Engineered Materials and Products

Managing Organized and Disorganized Complexity: Exploration of the Solution Space

His current education focus is on creating and implementing, in partnership with industry, a curriculum for educating strategic engineers—those who have developed the competencies to create value through the realization of complex engineered systems.

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Zahed Siddique University of Oklahoma

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Zahed Siddique is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering of University of Oklahoma. His research interest include product family design, advanced material and engineering education. He is interested in motivation of engineering students, peer-to-peer learning, flat learning environments, technology assisted engineering education and experiential learning. He is the coordinator of the industry sponsored capstone from at his school and is the advisor of OU's FSAE team.

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Maysam Pournik University of Oklahoma

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Bryan William Bodie

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Abstract

The increase in technological change and global competition has led to the natural pairing of colleges and businesses in the United States and around the world. A collaboration of business and education can target and emphasize specific labor markets, skills, and the student to help prepare a highly skilled workforce that increases economic opportunity and competitiveness. This system of learning creates a well-rounded education that fulfills the demand for skilled employees with a knowledgeable and motivated student body. The strongest of these partnerships develop when the local and regional economic and workforce needs are considered on the college level. By joining together, these partnerships can use their combined resources to identify and solve the complicated challenges facing society and business today. In this paper we present an industry-academia collaboration model to enhance student learning and experience.

In 2013 Baker Hughes teamed up with the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering and the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma to start a partnership with its students and Baker Hughes known as the 21st Century Co-op. The BHI 21st Century Co-op is a five year accelerated Bachelor of Science/Master of Science degree program in mechanical engineering or petroleum engineering. In addition to the required courses for the disciplinary degree, the BHI 21st Century Co-op curriculum includes customized courses offered by faculty and BHI engineers during summer internships, a senior capstone course, graduate cross-disciplinary courses and graduate theses all relevant to Baker Hughes and its initiatives.

In this paper we present the salient features and lessons learned of this industry university partnership aimed at ensuring the scholars hit the road running when they take up positions in industry.

Mistree, F., & Siddique, Z., & Pournik, M., & Bodie, B. W. (2016, June), An Industry-University Partnership to Foster Interdisciplinary Education Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26210

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