June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
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Augmenting High School Student Interest in STEM Education Using Advanced Manufacturing TechnologyEngineering effective education is gaining a huge interest for harvesting and improving highereducation on a global basis for increasing student engagement in Science, Technology,Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). As a part of this effort, this paper is based on introducinghigh school students towards Additive Manufacturing technologies for improving their interest inScience, Technology, and Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The instructional set upinvolved using of Solid Works® software by high school students to develop computer aideddesign models which were then visualized and printed using 3D Printers. Design of Experiments(DOE) based statistical techniques were then used to identify the best built conditions for theparts developed by the students. The approach for creating an effective learning environment forhigh school students in a university setting along with the course structure used and projectfindings are presented in this paper. It is found that the students involved had a betterunderstanding comparatively at the concluding phases of this project on how engineeringproblems are tackled using the tools available at their disposal.
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