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Integration of Particle Technology with Pharmaceutical Industry Applications in the Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum and K-12 Education

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011

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2153-5965

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees

Page Count

14

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22.931.1 - 22.931.14

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https://peer.asee.org/18277

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Zenaida Otero Gephardt Rowan University

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Stephanie Farrell Rowan University

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Stephanie Farrell is an Associate Professor in Chemical Engineering at Rowan University. Prior to joining Rowan in 1998, she was an assistant professor in Chemical Engineering and adjunct professor in Biomedical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University. She received her Bachelor’s, M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, Stevens Institute of Technology, and New Jersey Institute of Technology, respectively. Stephanie’s educational interests are in laboratory development and experiential learning, particularly in the areas of biomedical and sustainable engineering.

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Mariano Javier Savelski Rowan University

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Stewart Slater Rowan University

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Maryfaith Rodgers Rowan University

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Pavlo Kostetskyy Rowan University

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Co-author as a fourth-year undergraduate student at Rowan University.

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Keith McIver

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Haddy Diallo

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Kaitlyn Jean Zienowicz

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Jason J. Giacomelli Rowan University

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Vladimir de Delva

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Abstract

Rowan University, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation (NSF) fundedEngineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS), isdeveloping teaching modules and problem sets to introduce students to engineering concepts inthe particle and powder technology of pharmaceutical processing and drug delivery systems. TheCenter is hosted by Rutgers University and also includes Purdue University, the New JerseyInstitute of Technology, and the University of Puerto Rico in Mayagüez. The goal of the Centeris to become a national focal point for developing structured organic particulate systems used inpharmaceuticals and their manufacturing processes. Rowan University has partnered as anoutreach/education member institution to develop teaching modules for K-12 and college levelstudents. The Rowan University efforts have focused on mobile, hands-on teaching modulesand problem sets for use in engineering courses. A pneumatic transport mobile experimental unithas been designed and constructed for use in fluid mechanics courses and for K-12 outreachactivities, workshops and summer camps. The unit can be used for demonstrations and forlaboratory experiments. Students can apply energy balance principles to calculate velocities anddrag forces. The use of this unit in the Rowan Engineers-on-Wheels Program will behighlighted. The problem sets developed as part of this work focus on the integration ofpharmaceutical technology into introductory-level chemical engineering courses. These problemset modules include topics covering terminology, formulation and manufacturing techniques forpersonal care products, over the counter medicines and prescription drugs. The problems areorganized for use in a material and energy balance course and cover a wide range of subjectsfrom simple mass balances to heats of formation. The completed educational materials will beincorporated into the C-SOPS website for use by Center members and faculty at other schools.This work will serve to expand and strengthen the educational impact of the Center in the regionand throughout the country. 

Gephardt, Z. O., & Farrell, S., & Savelski, M. J., & Slater, S., & Rodgers, M., & Kostetskyy, P., & McIver, K., & Diallo, H., & Zienowicz, K. J., & Giacomelli, J. J., & Delva, V. D. (2011, June), Integration of Particle Technology with Pharmaceutical Industry Applications in the Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Curriculum and K-12 Education Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. https://peer.asee.org/18277

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