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Development of Learning Modules for Sustainable Life Cycle Product Design: A Constructionist Approach

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

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June 24, 2017

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June 28, 2017

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Student Division Early Introduction to Engineering Technical Session

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Student

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14

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https://peer.asee.org/28174

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Md Tarique Hasan Khan Wayne State University

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Ph.D. Candidate,
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Wayne State University

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Kamyar Raoufi Oregon State University

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Kijung Park Iowa State Univerisity Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-9672-8802

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Kijung Park is a postdoctoral research associate in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at Iowa State University. He earned Ph.D. in Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
at Penn State. His research interests include network science applications to product family
evolution, modeling complexity in design and manufacturing contexts, and engineering design education.

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Tasnia Reza

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Carolyn E Psenka Wayne State University

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Carolyn Psenka, PhD is a cultural anthropologist with research interests focused on the study of interactions of humans with technologies in everyday activities. Dr. Psenka is a Research Associate in the Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at Wayne State University and is affiliated with the NSF I/UCRC Center for e-Design as a design anthropologist.

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Kathy Schmidt Jackson Pennsylvania State University, University Park

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Kathy Jackson is a Faculty Programs Researcher at the Pennsylvania State University’s Teaching and Learning with Technology. In this position, she collaborates with faculty on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning through various research projects. Particular current areas of collaboration include instructional design, evaluation, engineering education and learner support. In addition, Dr. Jackson is an Affiliate Faculty in Penn State’s Higher Education Department.

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Karl R. Haapala Oregon State University

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Dr. Karl R. Haapala is an Associate Professor in the School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University, where he directs the Industrial Sustainability Laboratory and is Assistant Director of the OSU Industrial Assessment Center. He received his B.S. (2001) and M.S. (2003) in Mechanical Engineering, and his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics as an NSF IGERT trainee (2004-2008), from Michigan Technological University. He has served in a variety of capacities within ASME, IIE, and SME, and has been inducted into the honor societies of Pi Tau Sigma, Phi Kappa Phi, and Sigma Xi. His research addresses sustainable manufacturing challenges, including life cycle engineering methods, manufacturing process performance modeling, and sustainable engineering education. He has received funding from DOE, NIST, NSF, the U.S. Army, the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Oregon Metals Initiative, and industry. His work has appeared in more than 90 peer-reviewed proceedings and journal articles.

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Gül E. Okudan-Kremer Iowa State University

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Gül E. Kremer received her PhD from the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering of Missouri University of Science & Technology. Her research interests include multi-criteria decision analysis methods applied to improvement of products and systems. She is a senior member of IIE, a fellow of ASME, a former Fulbright scholar and NRC Faculty Fellow. Her recent research focus includes sustainable product design and enhancing creativity in engineering design settings.

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Kyoung-Yun Kim Wayne State University

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Dr. Kyoung-Yun Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Wayne State University, where he directs the Computational Intelligence and Design Informatics (CInDI) Laboratory. Dr. Kim’s research focuses on design science; design informatics; semantic assembly design; transformative product design; product life-cycle modeling; design and manufacturing of soft products. Dr. Kim has received external funding from several U.S. federal agencies including NSF, NIDRR, VA, DOD, DOE, and industries including Ford and GM. Currently, Dr. Kim is the site director for the NSF Industry and University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC) for e-Design. Dr. Kim is an editorial board member of Journal of Integrated Design and Process Science. Dr. Kim received top cited article award (2005-2010) from Journal CAD and 2003 IIE Transactions Best Paper Award. Dr. Kim was a visiting professor at Kyung Hee University, South Korea from September 2013 to June 2014. Dr. Kim’s education includes a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from University of Pittsburgh.

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Abstract

Constructionism is an approach to learning in which learners construct their own understanding and knowledge through making a meaningful product. A cyberlearning environment for sustainable life cycle engineering design has been developed based upon this approach through a multi-university research project funded by the NSF entitled “Constructionism in Learning: Sustainable Life Cycle Engineering (CooL:SLiCE).” The pedagogic significance of CooL:SLiCE is to better enable university students to learn about sustainable product life cycle engineering design by realizing effective learning modules for personalized environmentally-responsible product design. The CooL:SliCE platform has developed a web-based portal with three learning modules: 1) Sustainable product architecture and supplier selection (S-PASS), 2) Visualization and CAD design, and 3) Manufacturing analysis. To test these modules, students from three different universities with different engineering backgrounds were asked to design sustainable multi-copters through the developed web-based portal. A case study of this intercollegiate collaborative pilot project is developed from multiple data sources to describe the effectiveness of constructionism to engage students in learning sustainable life-cycle engineering.

Khan, M. T. H., & Raoufi, K., & Park, K., & Reza, T., & Psenka, C. E., & Jackson, K. S., & Haapala, K. R., & Okudan-Kremer, G. E., & Kim, K. (2017, June), Development of Learning Modules for Sustainable Life Cycle Product Design: A Constructionist Approach Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28174

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