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Developing Student Professional Development Skills in Lifelong Learning and Engineering Standards

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access


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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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Mechanical Engineering Technical Session: Potpourri

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Mechanical Engineering

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Quamrul H. Mazumder University of Michigan, Flint

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Dr. Quamrul Mazumder is currently a professor of mechanical engineering at University of Michigan-Flint. His areas of research include computational fluid dynamics, multiphase flow, quality in higher education, metacognition, motivation, and engagement of students. He is a Fulbright scholar travelled around the world to promote quality and globalization of higher education.

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Mingye Chen University of Michigan, Flint Orcid 16x16

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Currently working as an undergraduate research assistant in the engineering education research group at Department of Computer Science, Engineering and Physics.

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Sunzia Sultana University of Michigan, Flint

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Currently working as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Engineering Education Research Group at the Department of Computer Science, Engineering and Physics, University of Michigan-Flint.

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To meet Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) standards, an engineering baccalaureate program must satisfy a list of criteria. The New Student Learning Outcome 7 requires “an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies” (ABET, 2018). Learning Outcome 2 requires students to develop "an ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs". The outcome measures a student’s ability toward lifelong learning. Rapid technological advancements require acquiring new skills, knowledge and competencies to succeed in the engineering profession. To develop competencies to meet the outcome, the University of Michigan-Flint developed and offered a series of workshops in collaboration with the library. These workshops are designed to meet once a week for seven weeks. Each workshop presented topics about how to keep up with current research, explore engineering standards, and incorporate latest technological developments in the engineering design and processes. The objective of these workshops was to advance their knowledge and professional skills by providing students with information about different engineering standards. Students are also required to write a research paper by selecting a topic relevant to their engineering courses. After completing the workshops and the research paper, students completed a survey on the importance and relevance of the topics learned from the workshop. Results of this pilot study will be assessed to evaluate future workshop topics to improve students' knowledge and competencies in the area of engineering professional skills.

Mazumder, Q. H., & Chen, M., & Sultana, S. (2020, June), Developing Student Professional Development Skills in Lifelong Learning and Engineering Standards Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--34434

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