June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
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Experience with Enhancement of Green Energy Manufacturing Learning in Course and Laboratory Development AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to share the experience and early results from an interdisciplinaryproject that integrates theory and practice in green energy manufacturing with course andlaboratory development. The project development links new topical courses concerningrenewable energy, clean energy, and energy efficiency with specialized laboratories that fusegreen energy into manufacturing engineering education. Two main components are used toincorporate sustainability into the green energy manufacturing project, including: (1) renewableenergy and (2) manufacturing energy efficiency. The paper presents how it establishes its long-term sustainability and support through a variety of mechanisms including the energy mission,the awards of federal grants, design projects, partnership, and online learning community. Thispaper also shows the development process, design and content of an interdisciplinarysustainability curriculum that integrates manufacturing with the green energy while enliveningcampus-community relationships through student projects. Capitalizing on the success of theimplementation of green energy manufacturing in the curriculum through the support of federalgrants since 2012, the quality of curriculum, course offerings, and laboratory facilities areimproved to meet the project mission. The project outcomes help prepare students to: applydiscipline-specific theory, conduct experiments, and use real-world experience to interpret,analyze, and solve current and emerging technical problems in green energy manufacturing.
Chiou, R., & Tseng, T. B., & Belu, R. G., & Mauk, M. G., & Carr, M. E., & Ruane, R. (2015, June), Experience with Enhancement of Green Energy Manufacturing Learning in Course and Laboratory Development Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24053
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