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Broadening Rapid Prototyping Awareness Via P16 Stem Teacher Workshops

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2008 Annual Conference & Exposition

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Publication Date

June 22, 2008

Start Date

June 22, 2008

End Date

June 25, 2008

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

12

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13.260.1 - 13.260.12

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https://peer.asee.org/3581

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Ismail Fidan Tennessee Tech University

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Dr. Ismail Fidan is an Associate Professor of Manufacturing and Industrial Technology at TTU. Dr. Fidan is the founder of the NSF-CCLI funded RP lab at TTU and is the recipient of many prestigious national and university-level awards. He is very active as an ABET and NAIT program evaluator and is a leading expert in the field of electronics manufacturing, rapid prototyping and CAD/CAM.

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Omar Elkeelany Tennessee Tech University

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Dr. Omar Elkeelany is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Tennessee Tech University, since 2005. Dr. Elkeelany established the Embedded Systems Design
Laboratory at TTU. This lab enables research based on rapid prototyping of embedded system designs and adds a valuable component to the education program for both undergraduate and graduate students.

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Larry Goolsby Tennessee Tech University

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Larry K. Goolsby is an Associate Professor of Basic Engineering at Tennessee Tech University. Professor Goolsby has taught Engineering Graphics and Computer Programming courses for thirty years. He has been, and is currently involved in the development of online Computer Programming and Engineering Graphic courses and has been active in the Engineering Graphics Division of the ASEE.

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Sandra Serkownek Columbia State Community College

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Sandra B. Serkownek is the Division Chair, Business and Technology and an Associate Professor of Industrial Technology at Columbia State Community College. Sandra teaches courses in engineering graphics, CAD, and business information technology. She is and has been active the last few years in the development of accelerated hybrid A.A.S. programs in business management and business information technology.

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Tim Dean Nashville State Community College

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Dr. Tim Dean is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering Technology at Nashville State Technical Community College in Cookeville, TN. He has over 13 year experience teaching in the engineering technology field as well as several years experience as a consulting engineer in the field of industrial and manufacturing automation.

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Broadening Rapid Prototyping Awareness via P16 STEM Teacher Workshops

Abstract

The Objectives of the NSF CCLI Phase 1 Award 0536509 are to provide exposure to, and dissemination of, state of the art rapid prototyping technology to educational institutions that do not otherwise have access to such technology. These objectives are accomplished through the development of an Internet based remotely accessible rapid prototyping laboratory. As part of the project deliverables, the project team has been conducting P16 STEM teacher workshops for the last two years. This paper will report on the structure of the workshops, survey data collected from the teachers, and practices that have been implemented by instructors and teachers at their host institutions.

Introduction

Project principal investigators have attended various Rapid Prototyping workshops before and reported on the best practices in various publications1. As part of NSF CCLI award, two workshops have been organized thus far. In each workshop, ten teachers have been recruited and trained in the use of rapid prototyping technology with emphasis on its use in STEM related disciplines.

In 2006, ten K-12 teachers attended training seminars at the TTU campus rapid prototyping laboratory. The training exercises included the production of rapid prototype models of a Porsche automobile. Follow-up training and laboratory visits have been scheduled for these teachers’ students.

In 2007, ten higher education faculty (2 from universities, 8 from community colleges) were trained using the lab’s remote access capabilities. Sample part prototype models were produced and mailed directly to the participating faculty. The remote lab has been used during the Fall 2007 semester for course projects, case studies, and student homework assignments.

During the semester, students submitted course exercise assignment model files and project model files to the course instructors. In some cases, the instructors chose the best student submissions for prototyping in the remote laboratory. At the end of the semester, teacher and student feedback was obtained using an IRB approved survey instrument.

This paper will provide an analysis of the teacher and student feedback information.

Fidan, I., & Elkeelany, O., & Goolsby, L., & Serkownek, S., & Dean, T. (2008, June), Broadening Rapid Prototyping Awareness Via P16 Stem Teacher Workshops Paper presented at 2008 Annual Conference & Exposition, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. https://peer.asee.org/3581

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