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Curriculum Service Learning Workshop for STEM Outreach

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Pre-College: Engineering Undergraduates as Teachers

Tagged Division

Pre-College Engineering Education Division

Page Count

18

DOI

10.18260/1-2--28097

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https://peer.asee.org/28097

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Ulan Dakeev Texas A&M University, Kingsville

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Dr. Ulan Dakeev is an Assistant Professor in Industrial Technology Department in the College of Engineering, Texas A&M University - Kingsville. His areas of research include Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, renewable wind energy, quality in higher education, motivation, and engagement of students.

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Muhittin Yilmaz Texas A&M University, Kingsville

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Dr. Muhittin Yilmaz received the B.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA. He has been an Associate Professor with the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, Texas A&M University-Kingsville (TAMUK) since 2013.

His research interests include robust and intelligent control systems, convex optimization, robotics, computer architecture, electric drives, and power electronics. He also focuses on engineering education research and engineering outreach activities. Dr. Yilmaz is a Member of the Eta Kappa Nu Electrical Engineering Honor Society as well as IEEE and ASEE.

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Faruk Yildiz Sam Houston State University

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Faruk Yildiz is currently an Associate Professor of Engineering Technology at Sam Houston State University.
His primary teaching areas are in Electronics, Computer Aided Design (CAD), and Alternative Energy Systems. Research interests include: low power energy harvesting systems, renewable energy technologies
and education.

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Shah Alam P.E. Texas A&M University, Kingsville

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NAME: Shah Alam
POSITION TITLE: Assistant Professor

Ph.D., Louisiana State University, USA, 2005
M.S., South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, USA, 2002
M.S, Bangladesh University of Eng. & Tech, Bangladesh, 1998
B.S., Bangladesh University of Eng. & Tech, Bangladesh, 1993

Registration:
Registered Professional Engineer in Texas (TBPE No. 113655)

EXPERIENCE
Aug. 2016 – Present: Assistant Professor, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Texas A & M University-Kingsville, TX, USA
Dec. 2012 – April 2016: Senior Structural Engineer, Aker Solutions, Houston, USA
Feb. 2007 – Dec.2012: Senior Structural Engineer, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Houston, USA
Jan. 2006 – Feb.2007: Research Associate, Mech. Engr., Louisiana State University, USA
Aug. 2002 –Dec.2005: Instructor & Research Assistant, Mechanical Engr., Louisiana State University, USA
Oct. 1997 – Aug.2000: Assistant Professor, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology, Bangladesh
Nov. 1994 – Oct.1997: Naval Architect, Chittagong Dry Dock Ltd, Bangladesh.

REGISTRATION
Registered Professional Engineer in Texas (TBPE No. 113655)
SELECTED HONORS AND AWARDS
(1) Louisiana State Economic Development Award (2002-2004), Louisiana State University (LSU).
(2) Teaching and Research Fellowship/Assistantships: South Dakota School of Mines & Tech and LSU.
(3) Dissertation Fellowship Award (2005), LSU.
(4) Nominee for Best Research Assistant Award (2004), LSU.
(5) Nominee for Distinguished Dissertation Award (2005), LSU

PUBLICATIONS (Dr. Alam has published over 20 refereed journal papers/conference proceedings.)

List of Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications:

1. M.S. Alam, M.A. Wahab and C.H. Jenkins, “Mechanics in Naturally Compliant Structures,” Journal of Mechanics of Material, 39, pp.145-160, 2007.
2. M.A. Wahab, M.S. Alam, Su-Seng Pang and Jerry Pack, “Stress analysis of non-conventional composite pipes” Journal of Composite Structures, 79(1), 2006, pp. 125-132.
3. M.A. Wahab, M. S. Alam, M.J Painter and P.E. Stafford, “Experimental and Numerical Simulation of Restraining Forces in Gas Metal Arc Welded Joint,” American Welding Journal (Research Supplement) 85(2), February, 2006.
4. M.S. Alam and M.A. Wahab, “Modeling of Fatigue Crack Growth and Propagation Life of Joint of Two Elastic Materials Using Interface Elements,” International Journal of Pressure Vessel and Piping, 82, 2005, pp. 105-113.
5. M.S. Alam and C.H. Jenkins, “Damage Tolerance Design in Naturally Compliant Structures,” International Journal of Damage Mechanics, 14(4), 2005, pp. 365-384.
6. M.S. Alam and M.A. Wahab, “Finite Element Modeling of Fatigue Crack Growth in Curved-Welded Joints Using Interface Elements,” Journal of Structural Integrity & Durability, 1(3), 2005.
7. M.A. Wahab, J.H. Park, M.S. Alam and S. S. Pang, “Effect of Corrosion Prevention Compounds on Fatigue Life in 2024-T3 Aluminum Alloy,” Journal of Material Processing Technology, 174, pp. 211-217, 2006.
8. M. A. Wahab and M.S. Alam, "The Significance of Weld Imperfection and Surface peening on Fatigue Crack Propagation Life of Butt Welded Joints,” Journal of Material Processing Technology, 153-154, 2004, pp.931-937.
9. M.S. Alam and M.S. Baree, "An Estimation of Wave Spectrum by Applying Fast Fourier Transform," Journal-Institution of Engineers, Malaysia, 61(2), June, 2000.
10. M.S. Alam and M.A. Wahab, “A New Technique for Modeling of Fatigue Crack Growth in Welded Tubular Joints and Structures,” Proceeding of the International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Florida, USA, 2005.
11. M.S. Alam and M.A. Wahab, “An Analysis of Fatigue and Micro Characteristics of Weld-Repaired Joints of Al-6061 Plates” International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences, 2007, Miami, Florida.
12. M.A. Wahab and M.S. Alam, “Finite Element Prediction of Distortion and Residual Stress in Gas Metal Arc Welded Joint,” Proceeding of 11th Annual International Conference on Composites Engineering, 2004.
13. M.S. Alam, M.A. Wahab and C.H. Jenkins, “Reverse Engineering of Naturally Compliant Structures, Computer Modeling in Engineering and Science, in press.
14. M.A. Wahab, M.S. Alam, S.S. Pang, Jerry Alan Peck and R.A. Jones, “Buckling of Polygonal Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) Composite Tubes,” Proceeding of 14th Annual International Conference on Composites Engineering, Boulder, Colorado, 2006.
15. M.S. Alam, Guoqiang Li and Walid R. Alaywan, “Experimental and Numerical Analysis of Flexural Properties of FRP Composite Sandwich Beam,” Proceeding of 14th Annual International Conference on Composites Engineering, Boulder, Colorado, 2006.
16. M.S. Alam and M. A Wahab, "The Effect of Torsional Interaction of a Circular Porosity and a Solidification Crack on Fatigue Crack Propagation Life of Butt Welded Joints," Proceeding of 10th Annual International Conference on Composites Engineering, New Orleans, 2003.
17. M.S. Alam and M.A. Wahab, "The Significance of Weld Imperfection and Surface peening on Fatigue Crack Propagation Life of Butt Welded Joints,” Proceeding of the International Conference on Advanced in Material and Processing Technology, Dublin, Ireland, 2003, pp.990-993.
18. C.H. Jenkins and M.S. Alam, "Use of Experimental Mechanics in Biomimetic Structural Design," Society of Experimental Mechanics Annual Conference, Milwaukee, WI, 2002.
19. M.S. Alam and M.S Baree, "A Regression Analysis for the Derivation of Wave Spectrum Formula," Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Paper Conference, Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh, 2000.
20. M.S. Alam and M.S Baree, "Prediction of Rolling Motion of a Ship at Hiron Point of the Bay of Bengal," Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer, Dhaka, Bangladesh, December 1999.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCES
Dr. Alam has six years research and thirteen years industrial experience. He has extensive technical and research intelligence, training and experience in structural mechanics, mechanical system design for oil & gas industries for more than fifteen years. He has proven capacity for employing Finite Element and classical stress analysis techniques in design evaluation of offshore and subsea structures. He has strong background on the design, analysis and evaluation of offshore platforms and subsea structures, equipment as per API, ASME, ABS, DNV and other standards. Dr. Alam has very strong proficiency in finite element analysis (static (linear, nonlinear), dynamic, Impact, Thermal, CFD) using ANSYS and ABAQUS. He did design and analysis of offshore and subsea product for BP, Exxon, Total, Murphy, Statoil, etc. oil companies.

SYNERGISTIC ACTIVITIES
1. Dr. Alam has received 2 research grants from two agencies to support his research prior to join at TAMUK.
2. Dr. Alam applied for several grants to several agencies prior to join at TAMUK: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Louisiana Space Consortium (LaSPACE).
3. Dr. Alam has reviewed over 10 papers for six archival journals:
Composites B: Engineering, Engineering Structures, International Journal of Damage Mechanics, Journal of Polymer Composite, Journal of Composite Material, Proceeding of the 2006 ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual conference
4. He is an active member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

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Farzin Heidari Texas A&M University, Kingsville

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Dr. Heidari currently serves as Associate Professor of industrial management and technology at Texas A&M University, Kingsville. Dr. Heidari has 28 years of experience in manufacturing and CAD/CAM/CNC courses. He is currently serving as the Graduate Coordinator for the Industrial Management program.

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Abstract

Abstract This study involves the development of a curricular service learning workshop for high school students mentored by undergraduate and graduate students. The purpose of the study is to expose high school students to STEM education via introducing the three-dimensional modeling and 3D printing technologies. Additionally, the purpose of the study is to increase the teaching comfort level of undergraduate and graduate students when they are exposed to minority groups. The authors of this study developed a workshop manual that included sketches, 3D modeling, assembling, and part printing on 3D printers. The contents of the manual were sectioned into four phases (sketching & 3D tools, assembly & drawing, and 3D printing) projecting a complete schedule throughout four weeks of spring 2016 semester. Eleven students from XXX high school arrived to XXX University, accompanied by four teachers, and grouped with 17 undergraduate students from the engineering college. Four graduate students coordinated during the workshop sessions and assisted with the 3D modeling techniques. Additionally, the graduate students conducted pre and post surveys for both high school and undergraduate students to compare the value added outcomes in 3D printing. Moreover, the graduate students participated in the same survey and conducted the t-Test analysis on the collected results using SPSS statistics package. The results from the t-Test analysis showed that the workshop has contributed in increasing the competency levels of high school and undergraduate students in 3D modeling and 3D printing. Additionally, the analysis results showed that the graduate and undergraduate students’ learning improved as they mentored the minority groups. The results of the study may benefit educational institutions to assist high school students in choosing their STEM careers at early stages.

Dakeev, U., & Yilmaz, M., & Yildiz, F., & Alam, S., & Heidari, F. (2017, June), Curriculum Service Learning Workshop for STEM Outreach Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28097

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