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Enhancing Met Curriculum With Applied Research Experience For Faculty Parametric Study Of Water Jet Cutting (Wjc) Processes A Case Study

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Emerging Trends in Engineering Education

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9.566.1 - 9.566.9



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Alok Verma

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Cheng Lin

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1793 Session

Enhancing MET Curriculum with Applied Research Experience for Faculty - Parametric Study of Water Jet Cutting (WJC) Processes – A Case Study

Alok K. Verma, Cheng Y. Lin Department of Engineering Technology Old Dominion University

Carl J. Voglewede, Mike E. Tall Technology Development and Integration Branch NASA Langley Research Center


In today’s global competitive environment, the engineering technology curriculum must adopt and reflect the changing needs of industry. This can happen only if the faculty are aware of the current trends in industry and are actively involved with industry and research projects. ASEE/NASA Faculty Fellowship program offers opportunities for professional development for Engineering Technology faculty. A parametric study of water jet cutting (WJC) process was done under the ASEE / NASA faculty fellowship program at NASA Langley Research Center. This research experience has been used to enhance undergraduate curriculum in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Old Dominion University (ODU).

I Introduction

Success of engineering technology programs depends upon the effectiveness with which the curriculum addresses needs of industry, the primary customer. It can be argued that faculty development and curriculum development are inter-related 1. Curriculum development is often a by- product of faculty development effort while curriculum development is part of the job requirement for most faculty. A number of articles have been written on issues involved with curriculum development 2,3,4 . Most of these publications discuss the common approaches to faculty development like participation in conferences, continuing education programs and internships in industry. This article discusses a faculty fellowship program, which faculty members in an undergraduate engineering technology program can use for professional growth.

The ten-week summer faculty fellowship program offered by ASEE and NASA provides an ideal setting for curriculum enhancement through research experience. Programs like these also enrich the undergraduate learning experience for ET students.

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society of Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright 8 2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Verma, A., & Lin, C. (2004, June), Enhancing Met Curriculum With Applied Research Experience For Faculty Parametric Study Of Water Jet Cutting (Wjc) Processes A Case Study Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13077

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