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Digital Images Of Water And Wastewater Processes For Engineering Education

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Conference

2004 Annual Conference

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 20, 2004

Start Date

June 20, 2004

End Date

June 23, 2004

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

9.462.1 - 9.462.7

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https://peer.asee.org/13159

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58

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Bill Ray

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Session 1526

Website and CD-ROM Development: Digital Images of Water and Wastewater Processes for Engineering Education

Bill T. Ray1, L. R. Chevalier1, J. W. Nicklow1, L. A. Boruszkowski2, and Scott Simmons3 1 Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, MC 6603, Carbondale, IL 62901; Ph: (618) 453-7774; E-mail: ray@engr.siu.edu/ 2 Associate Professor, Department of Cinema and Photography, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale/3Graduate Assistant, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale

Abstract

The purpose of this project is to develop a web site to provide environmental engineering faculty with digital images of water and wastewater processes in order to enhance the classroom learning experience. In addition, a CD-ROM of the same material will soon be available. As this project nears completion, the number of images is increasing rapidly. We have quality digital images of water and wastewater processes. This currently includes approximately 100 different still images and 10 video clips. There are also approximately 150 images of various water resources and hydrologic processes. The still images are available in three resolutions. Low resolution images, 72 dpi, will be available for incorporation into course web pages developed by faculty. High resolution images, 300 dpi, will be available for use in PowerPoint presentations. A third higher resolution is available for printed reports. Similarly, the digital video clips are also available in two resolutions.

In the past, overhead transparencies and slide shows were used to depict engineering schematics and on-site photographs of engineering projects. However, schematics and photographs copied to overhead transparencies are generally of poor quality, and the use of slides requires the instructor to darken the room, inhibiting note-taking. Furthermore, the classroom material is often in the possession of the instructor, limiting or precluding student review outside of the classroom. The availability of web based material, whether from the instructor’s web site, or other sources, opens an entirely new venue to assist students in becoming familiar with the various engineering processes. This project is

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