June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
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Fusing Green Energy into Manufacturing Engineering Education to Cultivate Technical SuccessThis paper describes integration of green energy and manufacturing courses using a technology-based, real-world problem-solving-focused educational strategy in a new manufacturingengineering curriculum. There are a number of challenges facing green energy manufacturingfrom an industrial perspective. For example, green energy manufacturing is a complex andtechnology-concentrated set of processes; therefore, it requires a very specialized andexperienced workforce. In this paper, a new “Green Energy Manufacturing” course which isused to enhance student’s technical success is introduced. Student’s learning in “Life CycleAssessment (LCA)” through Gabi v.5 software and “Green Manufacturing Concept (GMC)”including design for assembly and disassembly via Lego wind turbine is specifically describedand discussed in the case study. The paper is aimed at integrating green energy into themanufacturing engineering curriculum and to cultivate leaders in the field among minority andfemale engineering students. Successful completion of the course will lead to excellence in greenenergy and advanced engineering education.
Tseng, T. B., & Chiou, R., & Mandal, P., & Smith, E. D., & Belu, R. G., & Salcedo, O. H. (2014, June), Fusing Green Energy into Manufacturing Engineering Education to Cultivate Technical Success Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20526
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