June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
Concept based classroom teaching and instructions undoubtedly enable students to think as practitioners by utilizing knowledge at both theoretical and practical levels. Concept based learning increases student technology and applicability readiness levels, along with increasing student engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) classrooms. In this twenty first century of globalized economy with an emphasis on product sustainability, curricula must be significantly expanded to enable future workforce with the concepts of sustainable product development. As a part of this effort, this paper discusses on introducing undergraduate and Graduate students of Green Energy Manufacturing class at The University of Texas at El Paso to the Design for X (DfX), a concept widely used in manufacturing industries for product design and development. We discuss on our experience of the course, where in to enhance student understanding of DfX, additive manufacturing technology was used to analyze how the theoretical concepts learnt by students in class were reflected upon their product design and development in real time.
Akundi, A., & Smith, E. D., & Tseng, T. B. (2017, June), Integration of Additive Manufacturing Technology in Curricula to Enhance Concept-Based Learning Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. 10.18260/1-2--28564
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