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Effectively Utilizing Local and Remote Thermo-Fluids Laboratory Experiments to Enhance Student Learning

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

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2153-5965

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Great Ideas for Projects that Teach Instrumentation

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Instrumentation

Page Count

10

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22.538.1 - 22.538.10

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https://peer.asee.org/17819

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23

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Meghan Marie Rock Rochester Institute of Technology

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Harry Marx Rochester Institute of Technology

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Harry Marx graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in March 2011 with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He is currently an employee of Micron Technology.

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Seth M. Kane Rochester Institute of Technology

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Fifth year Mechanical Engineering Technology Major. Actively pursuing Bachelors degree. Worked at Johnson and Johnson as a Project Management Co-op. Also worked at Fisher-Price as a Product Development Intern.

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Robert Garrick Rochester Institute of Technology

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Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Applied Science and Technology.
Robert is an Associate Professor. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.B.A. Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, and a P.E. license in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to this academic position Robert worked 25 years in the automotive component industry. His primary research interests are in the domain of product realization, and energy efficient buildings. He can be reached at rdgmet@rit.edu or through Linkedin.com

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Larry Villasmil Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Applied Science and Technology

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Larry Villasmil is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He received his B.S.M.E. in 1988 from the “Universidad Nacional Experimental del Táchira” in Venezuela. After graduation, he joined “Petróleos de Venezuela” working in several positions as a rotating equipment specialist in the E&P division. He earned his M.S.M.E. in 2002 and Ph.D.M.E. in 2006 from Texas A&M University. His research interests include Computational Fluid Dynamics, Rotor dynamics & Turbo machinery, Industrial Power Generation & Refrigeration, Heat Transfer, and Fluid Power. He teaches courses in the area of thermal and fluid sciences such as fluid power, applied fluid mechanics and thermo-fluid laboratory. He holds memberships in ASME, AIAA, and ASEE.

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James H. Lee Rochester Institute of Technology

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James H. Lee is an assistant professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology. His areas of research expertise include internal combustion engines, renewable fuels, the design and implementation of sustainable energy systems, and technical and economic analysis of system upgrades to improve energy efficiency. Dr. Lee is a professional engineer licensed in the state of New York.

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Abstract

Effectively utilizing local and remote Thermo-fluids laboratory experiments to enhance student learning.Laboratory experiments in the thermodynamic, heat transfer and fluidmechanics area are an important experience for students in XXXUniversity’s Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Thisexperiential learning opportunity provides students the ability tointegrate the fundamental topics of energy and fluid flow across thethermo-fluid curriculum. Equipment cost, maintenance, and continuousimprovement of research grade experiments can be a challenge to theUniversity’s faculty, staff, and capital resources. This paper presents theutilization of a blended learning environment approach with direct local‘hands-on’ experiments and real time remote experiments to enrich thelearning experience by enhancing the set of experiments and activitycombinations available to the students. The effectiveness of this blendedenvironment was evaluated using a mixed method approach to assess theachievement of the student learning outcomes of the class. Theadvantages and challenges of using remote experiments are also shared.

Rock, M. M., & Marx, H., & Kane, S. M., & Garrick, R., & Villasmil, L., & Lee, J. H. (2011, June), Effectively Utilizing Local and Remote Thermo-Fluids Laboratory Experiments to Enhance Student Learning Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/17819

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