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Fusing Rapid Manufacturing with 3-D Virtual Facility and Cyber Tutor System into Engineering Education

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2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Indianapolis, Indiana

Publication Date

June 15, 2014

Start Date

June 15, 2014

End Date

June 18, 2014



Conference Session

NSF Grantees’ Poster Session

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Division Experimentation & Lab-Oriented Studies

Tagged Topic

NSF Grantees Poster Session

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24.636.1 - 24.636.12



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Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng University of Texas, El Paso

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Tzu-Liang (Bill) Tseng is an associate professor of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering at University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He received his M.S. degree in Decision Sciences at University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Ph.D. degree in Industrial Engineering at University of Iowa. His research focuses on the computational intelligence, data mining, bio- informatics and advanced manufacturing. Dr. Tseng published in many refereed journals such as IEEE Transactions, IIE Transaction, Journal of Manufacturing Systems and others. He has been serving as a principle investigator of many research projects, funded by NSF, NASA, DoEd, and KSEF. He is currently serving as an editor of Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces.

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Richard Chiou Drexel University (Eng. & Eng. Tech.)


Radian G. Belu Drexel University (Tech.)

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Dr. Radian Belu is Assistant Professor within the Engineering Technology (ET) program - Drexel University, Philadelphia, USA. He is holding a PHD in power engineering and the other in physics. Before joining to the Drexel University Dr. Belu hold faculty and research positions at universities and research institutes in Romania, Canada and United States. He also worked for several years in industry as project manager, senior engineer and consultant. He has taught and developed undergraduate and graduate courses in power electronics, power systems, renewable energy technologies, smart grids, control theory, electric machines, instrumentation, radar and remote sensing, numerical methods and data analysis, space and atmosphere physics, and applied physics. His research interests included power system stability, control and protection, renewable energy system analysis, assessment and design, smart microgrids, power electronics and electric machines for wind energy conversion, radar and remote sensing, wave and turbulence simulation, measurement and modeling, numerical modeling, electromagnetic compatibility and engineering education. During his career Dr. Belu published eight book chapters, several papers in referred journals and in conference proceedings in his areas of the research interests. He has also been PI or Co-PI for various research projects United States and abroad in power systems analysis and protection, load and energy demand forecasting and analysis, renewable energy, microgrids, turbulence and wave propagation, radar and remote sensing, instrumentation, atmosphere physics, electromagnetic compatibility, and engineering education.

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Fusing Rapid Manufacturing with 3D-Virtual Facility and Cyber Tutor System into Engineering EducationTo date, improving engineering education has become a major concern for universities. There isa need to change the engineering curriculum and create courses that will give future workforceengineers the skills that manufacturing companies are searching for. This paper discusses a newcourse preparation to support undergraduate and graduate Science, Technology, Engineering,and Mathematics (STEM) learning environments through Cyber Based Rapid Manufacturing(CBRM) and virtual manufacturing curricula – preparing students for the needs of industry andpromoting advanced manufacturing technologies in higher education. As part of the effort, a setof CBRM related courses will be redesigned or newly developed covering the topics of quickresponse, additive and advanced manufacturing within the programs of Industrial, Manufacturingand Systems Engineering (IMSE) and Mechanical Engineering (ME) at the University of Texasas El Paso (UTEP). Specifically, this paper aims to describe a case study of delivering CBRMeducation through a smart phone device to serve academic engineering programs at UTEP and tosupport the development of the multidisciplinary educational activities.

Tseng, T. B., & Chiou, R., & Belu, R. G. (2014, June), Fusing Rapid Manufacturing with 3-D Virtual Facility and Cyber Tutor System into Engineering Education Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--20527

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