San Antonio, Texas
June 10, 2012
June 10, 2012
June 13, 2012
25.651.1 - 25.651.14
Freshman and Sophomore Introduction to Manufacturing-Related Engineering Handbooks Using Knovel Databases Graduates’ ability to find and apply relevant information from engineering handbooksand reference books to their engineering and technology problems can be consideredfoundational to their ability to pursue lifelong-learning in their field. Searchable, electronicaccess to traditional engineering handbooks and reference books as provided by KnovelDatabases serves as a user-friendly platform to introduce students to both the breadth and depthof reference book information available. In an attempt to promote an early familiarization to relevant engineering references,engineering technology students in a freshman manufacturing processes course and a sophomorematerials and metallurgy course were given a hands-on introduction to the Knovel database, withactivities geared to specific course problems as well as time to explore content on various coursetopics. Student responses to a required post-activity essay reveal unexpected student perceptionsand teaching hurdles.
Morse, J. L., & Blackburn, H. (2012, June), Freshman and Sophomore Introduction to Manufacturing-related Engineering Handbooks Using Knovel Databases Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--21408
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