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Development of a Green Energy Manufacturing Laboratory Course on Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Green and Sustainable Manufacturing Education

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Page Count

14

DOI

10.18260/p.26796

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/26796

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153

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Richard Y. Chiou Drexel University

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Dr. Richard Chiou is Associate Professor within the Engineering Technology Department at Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in the G.W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. His educational background is in manufacturing with an emphasis on mechatronics. In addition to his many years of industrial experience, he has taught many different engineering and technology courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. His tremendous research experience in manufacturing includes environmentally conscious manufacturing, Internet based robotics, and Web based quality. In the past years, he has been involved in sustainable manufacturing for maximizing energy and material recovery while minimizing environmental impact.

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Michael G. Mauk Drexel University

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Michael Mauk is Assistant Professor in Drexel University's Engineering Technology program.

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Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng University of Texas, El Paso

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Dr. Tseng is a Professor and Chair of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering at UTEP. His research focuses on the computational intelligence, data mining, bio- informatics and advanced manufacturing. Dr. Tseng published in many refereed journals such as IEEE Transactions, IIE Transaction, Journal of Manufacturing Systems and others. He has been serving as a principle investigator of many research projects, funded by NSF, NASA, DoEd, KSEF and LMC. He is currently serving as an editor of Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces.

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Regina Ruane Ph.d. Drexel University

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Regina Ruane, Ph.D. is the Director of the Exploratory Program for the Goodwin College at Drexel University. Additionally, Dr. Ruane teaches for the online Bachelor of Science in Education and at Drexel and serves as a consultant for the US Department of Education DHSIP project– Fusing Green Energy into Manufacturing Engineering Education to Cultivate a Technical Success and Leadership Excellence Among Hispanic Engineering Students. In particular, she aids in the development and organization of a secure, web-based forum for student engagement for this project. Dr. Ruane’s pedagogical and research interests include online learning, computer-mediated communication, computer supported collaborative learning, information exchange in online learning environments, online communities, communities of practice and practice fields, social network analysis, collaboration, peer mentoring, situated learning, curriculum theory and development.
Dr. Ruane earned her doctorate from Drexel University in Educational Leadership and Learning Technologies in 2012. She completed her Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University and her baccalaureate degree at Villanova University, where she studied education and philosophy. Dr. Ruane presents nationally and internationally on blended and online education, particularly online peer mentoring. This past April, Dr. Ruane presented her research at the American Educational Research Association’s Annual Meeting.

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Chetana R. Bayas

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Abhishek Raja Drexel University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-5342-3483

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Carlos Michael Ruiz Drexel University

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Abstract

This paper describes the development of a new undergraduate green energy manufacturing laboratory course on clean energy and energy efficiency. The course is intended to provide an in-depth student leaning of clean energy technology and energy efficiency issues in manufacturing and industrial resources to reduce the environmental impact of their produced products and services. The course presents the various sources of renewable energy including wind, solar, and fuel cells as potential sources of energy and investigates the contribution they can make to the energy profile of the nation. The students calculate energy savings and environmental impacts through life cycle assessment for most energy efficiency methods in order to identify and assess energy conservation opportunities. In addition, the students demonstrate the appropriate usage of energy monitoring and measuring equipment commonly used by energy specialists and energy auditors. The course is taught as a lecture-practicum with an emphasis on clean energy and energy efficiency both in class and in laboratory. In particular, the key energy efficiency topics are discussed how they can be integrated into manufacturing coursework to include sustainability principles.

Chiou, R. Y., & Mauk, M. G., & Tseng, T. B., & Ruane, R., & Bayas, C. R., & Raja, A., & Ruiz, C. M. (2016, June), Development of a Green Energy Manufacturing Laboratory Course on Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.26796

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