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Exposing Sophomore Students to Engineering Design Using an Innovative Project-Based Learning Approach

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

Mechanics Division Technical Session 5

Tagged Division

Mechanics

Page Count

15

DOI

10.18260/1-2--32822

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https://peer.asee.org/32822

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115

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Hamed Samandari Miami University

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Dr. Hamed Samandari is a Visiting Assistant Professor at the Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering Department at Miami University. Dr. Samandari also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at the Engineering Technology Department at the Miami’s regional campus. Prior to his appointment with Miami, he spent a year as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Hamed received his B.Sc., M.Sc., and Ph.D. degrees, all in Mechanical Engineering, form Isfahan University of Technology in Iran, University of Tabriz in Iran, and Middle East Technical University in Turkey, respectively.

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Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh Miami University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-0895-9721

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Banafsheh Seyed-Aghazadeh is the James A. Myers Endowed Assistant Professor at the Department of Engineering Technology at Miami University. She received her B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees from University of Tabriz, Iran, and her PhD from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, all in Mechanical Engineering. Prior to joining Miami University, she spent a year as a postdoctoral research associate and a lecturer at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

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Abstract

This study presents a teaching methodology developed through a 3-year-long iterative-study in order to incorporate hands-on experiences in engineering courses and expose sophomore students to engineering design. Sophomore engineering technology students enrolled in a 200-level Computer Aided Design course participated in this study. An innovative Project-Based-Learning (PBL) approach with an embedded Agile Project Management (APM) is implemented to promote skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and self-management. These are skills that students need to have to succeed in senior capstone projects or in professional practice. APM is used to respond to students’ struggles with PBL’s project management. APM is an iterative approach with ability to respond to issues as they arise throughout the course of the project. In this approach, students performed a series of agile rituals such as showcases, retrospectives, stand-up meetings and iteration reviews.

Samandari, H., & Seyed-Aghazadeh, B. (2019, June), Exposing Sophomore Students to Engineering Design Using an Innovative Project-Based Learning Approach Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32822

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