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Board # 72 : Constructionism in Learning: Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering Project (CooL:SLiCE)

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Diversity and NSF Grantees Poster Session

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6

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https://peer.asee.org/27912

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Kyoung-Yun Kim Wayne State University

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Dr. Kyoung-Yun Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Wayne State University, where he directs the Computational Intelligence and Design Informatics (CInDI) Laboratory. Dr. Kim’s research focuses on design science; design informatics; semantic assembly design; transformative product design; product life-cycle modeling; design and manufacturing of soft products. Dr. Kim has received external funding from several U.S. federal agencies including NSF, NIDRR, VA, DOD, DOE, and industries including Ford and GM. Currently, Dr. Kim is the site director for the NSF Industry and University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for e-Design. Dr. Kim is an editorial board member of Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science. Dr. Kim received top cited article award (2005-2010) from Journal CAD and 2003 IIE Transactions Best Paper Award. Dr. Kim was a visiting professor at Kyung Hee University, South Korea from September 2013 to June 2014. Dr. Kim’s education includes a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Pittsburgh.

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Carolyn E Psenka Wayne State University

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Carolyn Psenka, PhD is a cultural anthropologist with research interests focused on the study of human interactions with technologies in everyday activities. Dr. Psenka is a Research Associate in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Wayne State University and is affiliated with the NSF I/UCRC Center for e-Design as a design anthropologist.

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Karl R Haapala Oregon State University

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Dr. Karl R. Haapala is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University, where he directs the Industrial Sustainability Laboratory and is Assistant Director of the OSU Industrial Assessment Center. He received his B.S. (2001) and M.S. (2003) in Mechanical Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics as an NSF IGERT trainee (2004-2008), from Michigan Technological University. He has served in a variety of capacities within ASME and SME, and has been inducted into the honor societies of Pi Tau Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi. His research addresses sustainable manufacturing challenges, including life cycle engineering methods, manufacturing process performance modeling, and sustainable engineering education. He has received funding from DOE, NIST, NSF, the U.S. Army, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Oregon Metals Initiative, and industry. His work has appeared in more than 90 peer-reviewed proceedings and journal articles.

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Kathy Schmidt Jackson Pennsylvania State University, University Park

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Kathy Jackson is a Faculty Programs Researcher at the Pennsylvania State University’s Teaching and Learning with Technology. In this position, she collaborates with faculty on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through various research projects. Particular current areas of collaboration include instructional design, evaluation, engineering education and learner support. In addition, Dr. Jackson is an Affiliate Faculty in Penn State’s Higher Education Department.

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Gül E. Okudan-Kremer Iowa State University

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Gül E. Kremer received her PhD from the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering of Missouri University of Science & Technology. Her research interests include multi-criteria decision analysis methods applied to improvement of products and systems. She is a senior member of IIE, a fellow of ASME, a former Fulbright scholar and NRC Faculty Fellow. Her recent research focus includes sustainable product design and enhancing creativity in engineering design settings.

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Abstract

CooL:SLiCE, a distributed cyberlearning environment to facilitate consideration of engineering design impacts on the natural environment across product life cycles has been developed at XXX University, XXX University, and XXX University. CooL:SLiCE supports a constructionist line of inquiry within design practice by providing learners with technologies and other learning resources for experimentation and collaboration. By scaffolding these resources, CooL:SLiCE enables students to attain a deeper conceptual understanding of sustainable lifecycle product design.

This poster will feature the elements of the CooL:SLiCE platform, pilot projects, and learning studies. The platform modules include 1) the Online Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Product Design Visualization Modules, 2) the Manufacturing Analysis Module, and 3) the Sustainable Product Architecture and Supplier Selection Module. CooL:SLiCE learning modules are developed for design customization activities with drones and multi-copters. The learning modules include drone design activities, handbooks and manuals, and tools for collaborative and individual reporting and assessment. Learners are also supplied with a library of 3D shapes, design data, and variant information (e.g., materials, dimensions, manufacturing processes, logistic costs, and potential suppliers) for drone design customization.

Results of a preliminary study of potential learning contexts for CooL:SLiCE led to our focus on intercollegiate collaborative design projects for conveying the complexity of sustainable product design and lifecycle impacts to learners. Sustainable life cycle engineering designs developed through interacting with CooL:SLiCE will be compared with designs developed in traditional engineering learning contexts.

Kim, K., & Psenka, C. E., & Haapala, K. R., & Jackson, K. S., & Okudan-Kremer, G. E. (2017, June), Board # 72 : Constructionism in Learning: Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering Project (CooL:SLiCE) Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27912

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