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Enhance the Student Learning Outcome in Green Energy Engineering using Combined Lecture and Seminar

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

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June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Green and Susainable Manufacturing Practices

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Manufacturing

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10

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https://peer.asee.org/28269

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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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Yirong Lin University of Texas at El Paso

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Dr. Yirong Lin is currently an Assistant Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering the University of Texas at El Paso. Before that, he was a postdoc at University of Florida and Arizona State University from 2009 to 2011. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Arizona State University in 2009. Dr. Lin's research interests fall in design, fabrication and characterization of advanced multifunctional material systems for embedded sensing, structural health monitoring, vibration and solar energy harvesting and storage. His research encompasses micromechanics modeling, materials synthesis, structural characterization and device evaluation. The goal of his research is to develop advance structural materials for the next generation ground, aerial and space vehicles with enhanced safety and energy efficiency. Since 2012, his research has been funded by DOE, DOEd, and DOD with a total of 3 million, of which 1.4 million as PI. He has published or submitted 49 technical articles since 2007 (25 referred journals and 24 conference proceedings). Dr. Lin’s teaching interests lies in Mechanical Design, Solid Mechanics, and Dynamics. Currently, he is advising 4 Ph.D. students, 3 Master students, and 2 undergraduate students. Since 2011, 5 Master students graduated from his group. He was awarded the Best Paper at SAMPE 2008 fall technical conference, Honorable Mentioned Best Student Paper at SMASIS 2009 fall conference and ASME Best Paper in Materials of 2010 at SPIE Smart Materials/NDE 2011 conference. He is a member of ASME, SPIE, SAMPE and AIAA.

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Norman Love University of Texas, El Paso

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Norman D. Love, Ph.D.is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Dr. Love, an El Paso native and UTEP alumnus, earned a B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Texas El Paso and completed his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma in the same field. Dr. Love’s research interests lie in the areas of combustion and energy conversion processes and engineering education. He has developed flipped classroom modules and also implements project based learning activities in his class activities.

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Aditya Akundi University of Texas, El Paso Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8656-7002

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Aditya Akundi is currently affiliated to Industrial Manufacturing and Systems Engineering department, and Research Institute for Manufacturing and Engineering Systems at University of Texas, ElPaso.

He earned a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India. He earned a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Intrigued by Systems Engineering , he earned a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a concentration in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Unniversity of Texas in 2016. His research is focused on undersanding Complex Technical and Socio-Technical Systems from an Infromation Theortic approach.
He has worked on a number of projects in the field of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Additive Manufacturing and Green Energy Manufacturing. His research interests are in Systems Engineering & Architecture, Complex systems, Systems testing and Application of Entropy to Complex Systems.

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Duke Mejia Bulanon Northwest Nazarene University

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Duke M. Bulanon is an assistant professor of the Physics and Engineering Department at Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, Idaho. His research interests include agricultural automation, image processing, machine vision, and robotics.

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Hugh Jack P.E. Western Carolina University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-4299-8561

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Dr. Jack is not an author. This paper has been submitted on behalf of the authors.

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Abstract

There is an increasing trend in promoting green energy to replace fossil energy in both academia and industry due to the significant impact in environment and economy. Major investments are being made by the federal government and industry in clean energy technologies that will create entirely new industries, expand markets for solar, wind, and other clean energy sources. Therefore, in order to meet the demand in green energy, the training and education of the next generation workforce is critical to success of green energy industry and the nation’s economy growth and prosperity. Traditional engineering education seldom covers any content related to green energy engineering. To address this gap, we will investigate the use of combined learning activates such as special topic summer course and regional student seminar to enhance the student awareness in green energy engineering. The learning outcomes include fundamentals of green energy materials, design and manufacturing of green energy devices, and management of green energy systems. Assessment tools used in assessing student learning outcomes include quiz, exam, project, and survey. In conclusion, it is found that student’s knowledge in green energy engineering has been significantly increase after the combined lecture and seminar activities.

Tseng, T. B., & Lin, Y., & Love, N., & Akundi, A., & Bulanon, D. M., & Jack, H. (2017, June), Enhance the Student Learning Outcome in Green Energy Engineering using Combined Lecture and Seminar Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28269

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