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Flying A Blimp– A Case Study of Project-Based Hands-on Engineering Education
College of Engineering, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028 firstname.lastname@example.org
Abstract Rowan engineering emphasizes the integration of hands-on experience and theoretic thinking in engineering education. We also understand the importance of multidisciplinary experience for the all-around development of students in society. For this purpose, we proposed and supervised a blimp project to build a computer-controlled unmanned blimp. The project provides an opportunity for the students to apply the knowledge learned in classroom to real life project under the doctrine of "design, build and test".
1. Introduction Engineering, as its name reveals, is the engine of the development of our society. As our understanding, it is not merely the craftsmanship of cranking machines to make them work. Engineering is an art to apply the science and technology, to increase the quality of our life, and to propel the society moving forward. Unlike a mathematician, who can enjoy the universe of his/her own, an engineer must consider a much wider world. An engineer must know the underlying theory of the machinery and the know -how of the manufacturing. He also needs to solicit his idea or design to senior managers to obtain financial and managerial support, to explain the system to sales department to promote the new product, or to communicate with customers to provide customer suppo rt 1. Therefore, engineers are literally an interface between basic science and general public (Figure 1). The profession commands both solid understanding of the engineering and strong communication skills. In Rowan Engineering, we want to address this requirement through a close-to-real-life project.
Society Engineering Management
Products Engineering service
Figure 1: Role of engineer
Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright Ó 2002, American Society for Engineering Education
Zhang, H. (2002, June), Flying A Blimp A Case Study Of Project Based Hands On Engineering Education Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10233
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