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Designing STEM Kiosks: A Student Project that Teaches

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

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June 29, 2011



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Curriculum Innovations in Architectural Engineering Education

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22.446.1 - 22.446.7



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Bekir Kelceoglu Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis

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Assistant Prof. Bekir Kelceoglu was born in Ankara, Turkey and attended Anadolu University, where he received his B.A. in Interior Architecture degree. Even before his graduation, he started to work as a free-lance tutor, product designer, and interior designer. In year 2006, he received his Master of Fine Arts degree from the Ohio State University, concentrating on Design Development in industrial design.
Prior to joining School of Engineering and Technology in IUPUI, where he currently teaches Architectural Technology and Interior Design classes, he successfully established Interior Design program for Ivy Tech Community College – Columbus between 2006 and 2009.
His research interests are: temporary shelter systems for post-disaster relief, living and working in extremely small environments, human-product -environment interaction, product development and usability, and human-centered design.

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DESIGNING STEM KIOSKS: A STUDENT PROJECT THAT TEACHESSTEMWorks(STATE) is a collaborative partnership between the (City) Private Council and the(University). It is a million dollar initiative awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Themain emphasis of STEMWorks(STATE) is to help qualified high school students andunemployed workers find their paths to high-demand jobs in Science, Technology, Engineering,and Mathematics in central (State). In order to serve individuals with STEM interests inWorkOne locations, STEMWorks(STATE) created a “Kiosk System” in which speciallydesigned kiosks provide uninterrupted electronic communication about STEM jobs and helpindividuals decide on a path to a STEM career.With this in mind, the STEMWorks (STATE) team approached, (Author) who currently teachesthree-dimensional design classes for Interior Design and Architectural Technology Departmentsat the (University) for designing the kiosk shell. (Author) mentioned that this would be anexcellent student project; therefore, designing the kiosk shell was assigned to (Class Number andName) students, who are mostly sophomore-level Interior Design students, as an in-semesterstudent assignment.At the end of the project, students of this class presented their designs to WorkOne and theSTEMWorks(STATE) team. With the help of Classroom Response Systems (also known as“clickers”), the team anonymously voted for the best design.After the selection, the winning student design was further modified for the manufacturability by(Author). After the final approval from the STEMWorks(STATE) team, the final designdrawings were sent to private contractors. A total of 12 kiosks were built to date and placed inWorkOne locations. They are now serving qualified individuals who are interested in STEMcareers in central (State).

Kelceoglu, B. (2011, June), Designing STEM Kiosks: A Student Project that Teaches Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--17727

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