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Incorporating Information Literacy in MET Design Project: Year 2 Implementation

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2021 ASEE North Central Section Conference

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University of Toledo, Ohio

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March 19, 2021

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March 19, 2021

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March 20, 2021

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11

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Carmen Cioc The University of Toledo

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Dr. Carmen Cioc is Associate Professor in the Engineering Technology Department, College of Engineering, at the University of Toledo. She received her Master in Aerospace Engineering from The University Politehnica of Bucharest, her Master in Physics - Professional in Photovoltaics, and her Ph.D. in Engineering, in the field of thermal sciences, from The University of Toledo.

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Noela A. Haughton The University of Toledo Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-9419-9003

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John B. Napp The University of Toledo Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-5812-4880

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John has been the Engineering Librarian at Toledo since 2001. He is the liaison for the entire College of Engineering. Previously he was employed as a librarian in an environmental engineering firm in Toledo. He has served in various positions in the ASEE Engineering Libraries Division including Director. His main research interests are information literacy, engineering librarianship and engineering education.

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Sorin Cioc University of Toledo

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Dr. Sorin Cioc is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing Engineering (MIME); he is also the undergraduate mechanical engineering program. His research is focused on computational and experimental thermal sciences and engineering education.

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Abstract

This paper describes the authors’ two-year effort to introduce and apply a project-based learning (PBL) pedagogy to a fluid mechanics course in our mechanical engineering technology program (MET). The authors continue efforts begun last year; a close collaboration between the engineering and education faculty and the engineering librarian with the goal of increasing the students’ information literacy and developing their MET disciplinary competency. Students were required to work in teams to design a HVAC project using information literacy skills to identify relevant engineering codes and standards, such as the ASHRAE standards and codes. The project goals align with the new ABET criterion 3 (student outcomes 1-5) and criterion 5 (curriculum, content C, D and E). Benefits, limitations, and future directions are also discussed.

Cioc, C., & Haughton, N. A., & Napp, J. B., & Cioc, S. (2021, March), Incorporating Information Literacy in MET Design Project: Year 2 Implementation Paper presented at 2021 ASEE North Central Section Conference, University of Toledo, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/36342

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