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Industry Standards Infusion throughout Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Programs

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

June 19, 2019

Conference Session

Mechanical Engineering Division Technical Session 11

Tagged Division

Mechanical Engineering

Page Count

13

DOI

10.18260/1-2--32962

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https://peer.asee.org/32962

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273

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Ashley C. Huderson ASME

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Dr. Ashley Huderson is a native of New Orleans, LA, and completed her undergraduate training at Spelman College (2006), a certificate in Health Policy (2012) and doctoral work at Meharry Medical College (2013). A culmination of personal and academic interest in health policy, prompted her to seek out and accept a post-doctoral fellowship position at Georgetown University Lombardi Cancer Center’s Office of Health Disparities and Minority Research (2015). During her two years at Georgetown University her interest in exposing and helping minority students navigate their STEM careers flourished as she accepted her first adjunct position, affording her the opportunity to teach and advise undergraduate and graduate level students. Serving as an instructor and researcher, exposed her to a number of well‐established and emerging educational practices that related to fostering students’ academic achievements, interest, and professional development. It was during this time that she decided to turn her sights completely to diversity and inclusion issues within STEM education and embark on a career that would allow her to make a meaningful contribution on diversifying the scientific workforce and empowering those interested in STEM, regardless of their background.

Dr. Huderson was a 2015-2017 American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science and Technology Policy (AAAS S&T) Fellow in the Engineering Education and Centers’ division (EEC) at the National Science Foundation, where she provided leadership on developing, coordinating, and implementing support for programs that foster an inclusive climate for pre-collegiate and collegiate STEM students. Currently Dr. Huderson serves as the Manager of Engineering Education at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), where she is responsible for advancing and managing the research, development, promotion, implementation, and assessment of products and services that will help colleges of engineering develop their curricula and faculty. She also manages all ASME/ABET operational activities, annual program evaluator selection and assignment to ABET accreditation visits, and ASME evaluator recruitment, selection, training, and evaluation.

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Aisha Kenya Lawrey ASME

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She is the Director of Engineering Education with the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME). Prior to ASME, she was the Associate Director of Education, Outreach & Diversity in the Chemical and Biochemical Engineering Department at Rutgers University, as well as serving in an adjunct faculty role. She obtained a Master of Public Policy and Administration from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology. Her industrial experience is with several technology companies in engineering, research, and business. For the past 20 years she has worked with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Pre-College Initiative Program. She is also certified to teach Elementary Education. A New Jersey native, she now resides in Potomac, MD with her husband and 11 year old twins.

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Thomas Perry P.E.

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With over 30 years of experience in industry, academic and professional society
communities, Thomas Perry, P.E. recently retired from the role of Director of Education for ASME (American Society
of Mechanical Engineers), headquartered in New York, NY.
He was responsible for ASME’s worldwide activities in undergraduate degree program accreditation
and curriculum advancement, ME/MET department leadership development via leadership
summits and workshops; ASME EdResearch projects in practice-oriented curricula and
diversity/inclusion strategy in ME/MET education and workforce development programs; and precollege
engineering education curriculum and teacher development.
Mr. Perry joined ASME in 1991 as Director of Professional Development after serving as Deputy
Executive Director and Interim Executive Director for the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) in Washington, DC.
He holds an AAS and BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Penn State, an MEd in Physics,
and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio.

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Kenneth R. Balkey P.E. ASME

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Kenneth R. Balkey, PE, ASME Life Fellow serves as Chair, ASME Standards Infusion Project team, is an Adjunct Faculty Lecturer in the University of Pittsburgh Stephen R. Tritch Nuclear Engineering Program, a retiree of Westinghouse Electric Company, and past senior vice president, ASME Standards & Certification (2011-2014). He also serves as a Board member of the ASME Foundation that includes K-12 STEM education, engineering student design challenges, and scholarships. He can be reached at krbalkey@verizon.net.

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Abstract

To address the, industry-expressed concern about the limited level of knowledge of Engineering Codes and Standards by graduates of undergraduate ME degree programs, ASME developed and field-tested engineering standards instructional packages designed to be readily inserted into specific types of undergraduate courses. With support from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), ASME assembled a team of standards experts and engineering faculty to collaboratively devise and test an approach to infuse chosen standards content into selected undergraduate courses - strategically spread through each of the typical four years. The goal is to develop and field test instructional resources that were easily accessible, curriculum compatible, faculty-friendly, and ABET responsive with instructor guides that efficiently insert engineering standards material into existing course content with examples and test problems. Eight (8) engineering and standards instructional packages are currently being tested in 19 institutions at the baccalaureate and associate degree levels. After field testing, the modules will begin to be made available online at no cost in the Fall of 2019. The program aims to reach and assess impact on as many faculty and students as practical worldwide and to determine the next set of standards and target courses for further development.

Huderson, A. C., & Lawrey, A. K., & Perry, T., & Balkey, K. R. (2019, June), Industry Standards Infusion throughout Mechanical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree Programs Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32962

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