June 22, 2008
June 22, 2008
June 25, 2008
13.257.1 - 13.257.11
Bridging Health and Food Science To Electronic Engineering
ABSTRACT: The primary focus of most engineering programs is on teaching students the technical aspects of the field without much emphasis on how to incorporate that knowledge in real world situations. Technological advancements in today’s society are bringing many fields of study (which previously had little or no correlation) closer together. In order to help our students become well- rounded engineers for the future, it is important to bridge the gap between traditional engineering curriculums and non-technical fields and, as a result, create an engineering discipline that is more holistic. In line with this view, the two following issues from the health and food science fields were investigated in the laboratory section of the Photonics course:
1. Does the color of glass make a difference in bottled beer quality? If so, which color of glass provides tastier and fresher beer? 2. Does this apply to other consumer beverages such as milk? If so, which type of plastic milk container keeps milk fresher and healthier?
This paper intends to show how these two experiments were developed and outline the results of the experiment.
INTRODUCTION: The Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology (ECET) curriculum at ……………. University has a heavy emphasis on “hands on” laboratory experiments and projects. Every technical course, either core or elective, has a laboratory section that complements it. Photonics is an upper division elective course focused on fiber-optics/light theory and their applications. The laboratory experiments in this course are collection of experiments in geometry/wave optics, fiber optics, and optical communications. This course holds many related applications in fields such as: physics, energy consumption, economy, and in both food, and health science etc.
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