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Integration of Strategic Highway Research Program 2 Products within the Entire Civil Engineering Curriculum

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Conference

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

New Orleans, Louisiana

Publication Date

June 26, 2016

Start Date

June 26, 2016

End Date

August 28, 2016

ISBN

978-0-692-68565-5

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Use of Technology in Civil Engineering Courses

Tagged Division

Civil Engineering

Page Count

14

DOI

10.18260/p.25432

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https://peer.asee.org/25432

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114

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Yusuf A Mehta Rowan University

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Dr. Mehta is a Professor at the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rowan University and Director of Center for Research and Education in Advanced Transportation Engineering Systems (CREATEs). Dr. Mehta has extensive experience in teaching pavement materials and pavement systems. Dr. Mehta has published several technical and educational papers in leading professional organizations.

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Parth Bhavsar Rowan University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-3202-8836

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Ayman Ali Rowan University

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Abstract

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at XXX led by staff and faculty with specialization in transportation engineering modified and refined the current civil engineering curricula by incorporating several (i.e., total of seventeen) Strategic Highway Research Program 2 (SHRP2) solutions and products. The basic philosophy of the research team is to incorporate the SHRP2 products as next generation of tools to address existing and future transportation issues in addition to teaching the fundamentals of relevant subject matter in theory which is in line with the department’s mission to prepare the next generation of civil engineering professionals. Each selected SHRP2 product will become an inherent part of the course module that will be taught immediately after the relevant theoretical content is learned by the students in the course. Furthermore, the instructors will re-emphasize the relevant theoretical concepts using SHRP2 as a tool for a seamless transition from theory to practice. A pre-survey and post-survey were conducted to determine the impact of introducing SHRP 2 modules within the courses. In addition a detailed framework on how to seamlessly integrate SHRP2 products through the entire civil engineering curriculum in other institutions is also presented. The authors will develop a website for each of the courses. The website will include a voice embedded presentation for each course module. Depending on the subject matter, the presentations will include (1) animations and example problems to explain relevant concepts, (2) video clips recorded during teaching, and (3) other available informational and educational material to support concepts being taught.

Mehta, Y. A., & Bhavsar, P., & Ali, A. (2016, June), Integration of Strategic Highway Research Program 2 Products within the Entire Civil Engineering Curriculum Paper presented at 2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, New Orleans, Louisiana. 10.18260/p.25432

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