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Impacts of New Modes of Instructions for Nanotechnology Education within Engineering andScience ProgramsMaher E. Rizkalla, Sudhir Shrestha, Mangilal Agarwal, Hazim El-Mounayri, and KodyVarahramyanA novel multidisciplinary nanotechnology track within the electrical and computer engineering (ECE) andmechanical engineering (ME) has been developed under National Science Foundation NUE grant1042110. The new program features new modes of instructions that integrate knowledge fromengineering and sciences into real engineering research projects. A team of faculty members from boththe School of Engineering and Technology and the School of Sciences has developed the coursematerials and laboratory components of the program. A total of 12 credit hours in addition to theresearch modules compose the nanotechnology track within the ECE and ME programs.This paper discusses the educational objectives of the program in terms of the new modes ofinstructions used in the delivery. This includes integration of knowledge, just in time delivery, attachedlearning, project portfolios with top down/bottom up approaches, multidisciplinary components, andundergraduate research. The assessment data shows a positive impact of these new modes of deliveryas compared to the traditional engineering programs. The nanotechnology courses offered in thisprogram serve as elective courses within the engineering traditional programs. Assessment data wasaccomplished by comparing the student satisfaction with the traditional data within the elective groupsin these three programs. The nanotechnology track show satisfaction of an average of 4.2 out of 5.0 ascompared to the departmental elective averages of near 3.8 out of 5.0. The paper details theapproaches of the delivery and sample course projects/research projects that attached students in thisnew area of engineering/sciences.
Rizkalla, M. E., & Agarwal, M., & Shrestha, S., & El-Mounayri, H. A., & Varahramyan, K. (2013, June), Impacts of New Modes of Instructions for Nanotechnology Education within Engineering and Science Programs Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19705
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