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Engineering Librarians as Partners of Faculty in Teaching Scholarly Inquiry to Undergraduate Students through Curriculum Integration: The Biotextiles Product Development Course Blog

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2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Atlanta, Georgia

Publication Date

June 23, 2013

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June 23, 2013

End Date

June 26, 2013



Conference Session

Engineering Libraries (ELD) Poster Session

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Engineering Libraries

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23.515.1 - 23.515.10



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Greg Tourino North Carolina State University

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Greg Tourino is the associate director of
Centennial Campus Research Services at
North Carolina State University in Raleigh,
North Carolina where he shares responsibility
for planning, delivering, and managing library
services to the large and growing number of
faculty and students in the Colleges of
Engineering and Textiles on Centennial

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Martin W. King North Carolina State University

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Dr. Martin King joined the College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, as professor of Biotextiles and Textile Technology in September 2000 following over 30 years experience working in industry, higher education, the healthcare and government sectors in Canada and Europe.
After graduating in Polymer Technology from UMIST, Manchester, U.K., he worked for Hoechst-Celanese in Canada and the British Ministry of Technology developing new polyester, nylon and carbon fibers.
For over 25 years Dr. King has undertaken research at the intersection of biomaterials, implantable devices and textiles. Through his pioneering work he has coined the term “biotextiles” to refer to implantable medical textile products. He completed his Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering at l’Université de Technologie de Compiègne in France and for 28 years has been a full-time faculty member at the University of Manitoba in Canada. He is widely published with book chapters and research papers in peer reviewed journals in textile and polymer science, biomedical engineering, biomaterials and medical literature. Since 2005 Dr. King has been appointed chaired professor of Medical Textiles at Donghua University in Shanghai, China. For the last 20 years he has also been a visiting professor of Biomaterials in the Department of Surgery at Laval University, Quebec City, Canada.
Dr. King is a member of the Society for Biomaterials, the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, the Fiber Society, the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists, the Textile Institute, and is a fellow of the Institute of Textile Science in Canada.

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Engineering Librarians as Partners of Faculty in Teaching Scholarly Inquiry toUndergraduate Students through Curriculum Integration: The Biotextiles ProductDevelopment Course BlogAbstract: Group projects are frequently utilized in undergraduate textilesengineering course curricula at the NC State University College of Textiles toachieve a number of different learning objectives. Wordpress blogs are one ofthe many Web 2.0 components that can be used by librarians in collaborationwith faculty to enhance their students group learning processes. A Wordpressblog is a web communication and collaboration tool that can be utilized toengage textile engineering students in learning with others within a collaborativeenvironment and to enhance their technical communication competencies.This paper presents a case study of blog usage within academic curricula,investigates its contribution to various learning paradigms and examines thecurrent literature on blog use in higher education.

Tourino, G., & King, M. W. (2013, June), Engineering Librarians as Partners of Faculty in Teaching Scholarly Inquiry to Undergraduate Students through Curriculum Integration: The Biotextiles Product Development Course Blog Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--19529

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