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Integrating Aviation Database Use in Non-engineering Aviation Course Development

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Efficient Authenticity: Modeling, Labs, Real-World Applications in Aerospace

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Aerospace

Page Count

15

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https://peer.asee.org/28548

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120

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Mary E. Johnson Purdue University, West Lafayette (College of Engineering) Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-6572-0979

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Mary E. Johnson earned her BS, MS and PhD in Industrial Engineering from The University of Texas at Arlington. After 5 years in aerospace manufacturing, Dr. Johnson joined the Automation & Robotics Research Institute in Fort Worth and was program manager for applied research programs. Fourteen years later, she was an Industrial Engineering assistant professor at Texas A&M - Commerce before joining the Aviation Technology department at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana in 2007 as an Associate Professor. She is a Co-PI on the FAA Center of Excellence for general aviation research known as PEGASAS and leads engineering efforts in the Air Transport Institute for Environmental Sustainability. Her research interests are aviation sustainability, data driven process improvement, and engine emissions.

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Xun Zhao Purdue Polytechnic Institute

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Xun Zhao is a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Aviation and Transportation Technology at Purdue University, where he earned his MS in aviation and aerospace
management in 2014. He earned his BS in aeronautics and astronautics engineering.

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Integrating Aviation Database Use in Non-engineering Aviation Course Development

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Statistics courses are usually required for aviation technology students to prepare them to have strong data analysis skills in dealing with practical problems. Students who are majored in non-engineering aviation program at university are encouraged to practice the learned statistical knowledge with real life data retrieved from public database, such as FAA, and NTSB. However, aviation database use is often not fully explained in undergraduate level courses. This paper focuses on developing a project based, analysis oriented course for undergraduate students who use public data, and provides a supplementary method for students to hone their analytical skills while using aviation databases.

Johnson, M. E., & Zhao, X. (2017, June), Integrating Aviation Database Use in Non-engineering Aviation Course Development Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/28548

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