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Enhancing Students’ Learning Experience Using Case Studies

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Curricula Innovations in Engineering Economics

Tagged Division

Engineering Economy

Page Count

9

Page Numbers

26.665.1 - 26.665.9

DOI

10.18260/p.24003

Permanent URL

https://peer.asee.org/24003

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218

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Gloria Margarita Fragoso-Diaz Tarleton State University

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Dr. Fragoso-Diaz is Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology at Tarleton State University. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Master's degree in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University. Dr. Fragoso-Diaz research interest include supply chain optimization, quality and sustainability.

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Billy Gray Tarleton State University

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Billy Gray is an Assistant Professor at Tarleton State University in the Department of Engineering Technology. He holds a Master’s degree from Texas Tech University in Systems and Engineering Management and a Bachelor’s degree from Tarleton in Manufacturing Engineering Technology. He has 10 years of work experience in manufacturing, operations, and engineering management. He is currently pursuing his PhD in Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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Erick Jones University of Texas, Arlington

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Abstract

Enhancing Students’ Understanding of Decision Tree Analysis Utilizing a Healthcare ProjectWhile working a mass casualty simulation, many students found that they did not fully understand howto determine the most likely costs that would occur at specific stations in the simulation. Probabilisticevents were taught to the students during their engineering economics course but the students did notfeel that they completely understood how to apply the tool to the simulation. In this paper, how thestudents were taught decision tree analysis is discussed and how the material is being reintroduced intothe engineering economy course with the use of the mass casualty case study is presented along withwhich specific issues the students did not understand.

Fragoso-Diaz, G. M., & Gray, B., & Jones, E. (2015, June), Enhancing Students’ Learning Experience Using Case Studies Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24003

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