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Integration of Additive Manufacturing Technology in Curricula to Enhance Concept-Based Learning

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2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Columbus, Ohio

Publication Date

June 24, 2017

Start Date

June 24, 2017

End Date

June 28, 2017

Conference Session

Integrated Activities for Green Energy and Manufacturing Education

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Tagged Topic

Diversity

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13

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https://peer.asee.org/28564

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72

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Aditya Akundi University of Texas, El Paso Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8656-7002

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Aditya Akundi is currently affiliated to Industrial Manufacturing and Systems Engineering department, and Research Institute for Manufacturing and Engineering Systems at University of Texas, ElPaso.

He earned a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India. He earned a Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Intrigued by Systems Engineering , he earned a Ph.D in Electrical and Computer Engineering, with a concentration in Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at Unniversity of Texas in 2016. His research is focused on undersanding Complex Technical and Socio-Technical Systems from an Infromation Theortic approach.
He has worked on a number of projects in the field of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Systems Engineering, Additive Manufacturing and Green Energy Manufacturing. His research interests are in Systems Engineering & Architecture, Complex systems, Systems testing and Application of Entropy to Complex Systems.

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Eric D. Smith University of Texas, El Paso

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Eric D. Smith is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI), He works within the Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering (IMSE) Department, in particular with the Master of Science in Systems Engineering Program. He earned a B.S. in Physics in 1994, an M.S. in Systems Engineering in 2003, and his Ph.D. in Systems and Industrial Engineering in 2006 from the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. His dissertation research lay at the interface of systems engineering, cognitive science, and multi-criteria decision making. He earned his J.D. from Northwestern California University School of Law.

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Tzu-Liang Bill Tseng University of Texas, El Paso

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Dr. Tseng is a Professor and Chair of Industrial, Manufacturing and Systems Engineering at UTEP. His research focuses on the computational intelligence, data mining, bio- informatics and advanced manufacturing. Dr. Tseng published in many refereed journals such as IEEE Transactions, IIE Transaction, Journal of Manufacturing Systems and others. He has been serving as a principle investigator of many research projects, funded by NSF, NASA, DoEd, KSEF and LMC. He is currently serving as an editor of Journal of Computer Standards & Interfaces.

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Abstract

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. https://peer.asee.org/28564

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