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Indo-Japanese Program on Water Rockets

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Conference

2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Cooperative & Experiential Education Division Technical Session 3

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Cooperative & Experiential Education

Tagged Topic

Diversity

Page Count

13

Page Numbers

26.952.1 - 26.952.13

DOI

10.18260/p.24289

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https://peer.asee.org/24289

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89

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Pradeep Kashinath Waychal NMIMS University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-8142-2464

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Pradeep Waychal is heading NMIMS University - Shirpur Campus that caters to education in engineering, technology management, pharmacy and textile. He has 30 years of experience in renowned business and academic organizations. He was the founder and head of Innovation Center of College of Engineering Pune. Prior to that, for over 20 years, he has worked with a multinational corporation, Patni Computer Systems where he has played varied roles in delivery, corporate and sales organizations. Pradeep was on the apex senior management group before proceeding on to pursue his academic, research and social interests. Before Patni, he has worked at IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay and Crompton Greaves R & D Electronics. Pradeep has also published papers in peer reviewed journals, presented keynote / invited talks in many high profile international conferences and I involved in a few copyrights / patents. He / his teams have won a range of awards in Engineering Education, Six Sigma and Knowledge Management at international events. He has completed Ph D in the area of Information Technology and Innovation Management from IIT Bombay in a record time of three years. His current research interests are engineering education, software engineering and innovation management. Recently his paper won the Best Teaching Strategies Paper award at the most respected international conference in the area of engineering education - Annual conference of American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE).

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Katsuyuki Ohsawa Tottori University

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Prof Katsuyuki Ohsawa graduated from Master Course of Aeronautical Engineering in Nagoya University in 1975. He joined Toyota Central R&D Labs. Lnc. and worked there 31 years. He worked on many projects such as mixture preparation in gasoline engine, high pressure diesel combustion, deposit formation mechanism, direct injection gasoline engine and exhaust emmision control.

Prof Ohsawa received Ph D Nagoya University in 1992 and started academic carieer in 2006 as a professor at Tottori University. His current research area is flow and combustion analysis in reciprocating engine, innovations in education and engineering ethics education.. He is also serving as the head of Innovation Center for Engineering Education in joint appointment. 

Katsuyuki Ohsawa has published over 70 papers including over 40 papers in peer reviewed journals. He received best paper awards from Society of Automotive Engineers in Japan and Japan Gas Turbine Society. He also works as a member of supporting committee in JICA for Pan-Africa University.

Prof Ohsawa received Ph D Nagoya University in 1992 and started academic carieer in 2006 as a professor at Tottori University. His current research area is flow and combustion analysis in reciprocating engine, innovations in education and engineering ethics education.. He is also serving as the head of Innovation Center for Engineering Education in joint appointment. 

Katsuyuki Ohsawa has published over 70 papers including over 40 papers in peer reviewed journals. He received best paper awards from Society of Automotive Engineers in Japan and Japan Gas Turbine Society. He also works as a member of supporting committee in JICA for Pan-Africa University.

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Masashi Miura Tottori University

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Mr Masashi Miura received bachelor's degree in applied physics from the University of Tokyo, where he studied on superconductivity engineering. After graduation, he enrolled in the Graduate University for Advanced Studies and researched at Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA). Then he received master's degree by research in control and guidance systems for launch vehicles. Now he works as an assistant professor in Innovation Center for Engineering Education, Faculty of Engineering, Tottori University. There he engages in the engineering education and the researche of control systems.

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Ayano Ohsaki Tottori University

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Ms Ayano OHSAKI is an assistant professor at the Innovation Center for Engineering Education, Tottori University since 2012. She is in charge of development new engineering education program. The objectives of the program are improvement of creativity, collaboration skills and problem solving skills. Students learn communication skills, project management skills, analysis, etc. by working on design assignments and projects in this program. More than 400 students are studying in this program. She is writing a textbook and developing an assessment system for this program.

She is pursuing her doctoral research in Computer Supported Collaboration Leaning (CSCL) and the Engineering Design. Prior to this, she also has over 5 years of experiences as a Production Engineer. She designed a jig, production processes and production systems for on-vehicle unit systems.

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Abstract

Indo Japanese Program on Water RocketsAbstractEngineers of the 21st century need to work on multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural projects. Allthe attempts should, therefore, be to provide such experiences to engineering students. The paperpresents an experiment of a joint Indo-Japanese program to design, develop and launch waterrockets. Teams including faculty members worked together for about three months and realizedthat it was an enormously enriching experience. The project had three parts – fabrication of waterrocket, design and development of a sensor system and analysis of the launch. The Japaneseteam fabricated water rockets, each team designed and developed its own sensor system andanalyzed the launches. Initially, the teams worked remotely from their own location and in thelast week of the project the Japanese team visited India. That week was spent on developingwater rockets, testing sensor systems, actual launches and their analysis. While the participantscherished their international experience and gave satisfaction rating of 4.82 on the 5 point likertscale, they felt that they should have spent more time preparing for the visit including learningthe other language and having more communication. Even though, water rocket was a novel ideaand resulted in ample technical learning, the cultural learning was more significant.

Waychal, P. K., & Ohsawa, K., & Miura, M., & Ohsaki, A. (2015, June), Indo-Japanese Program on Water Rockets Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24289

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