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Introducing Prototyping to First Year Chemical Engineers Through Hands on Activities

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2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Minneapolis, MN

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August 23, 2022

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June 26, 2022

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June 29, 2022

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Labs and Demonstrations in Chemical Engineering Education

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Julianne Vernon Vanderbilt University

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Associate Dean for Academic Success

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Amy Pang Vanderbilt University

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Samuel Leville Vanderbilt University

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Allison Cannatti Vanderbilt University

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Introduction to chemical engineering at our institution has gone under development the past few years. The style of the course went from lecture based to hands on activities over several iterations. Based on student input and feedback the activities in this course have gone under transformation as well. This study looks at how to incorporate prototyping activities into a first year course. The activities engage students’ curiosity and connection to what chemical engineers do in the real world. The goal is that this new style of the chemical engineering module will better engage students with a modern twist and give insight to what chemical engineers do beyond graduation.

Vernon, J., & Pang, A., & Leville, S., & Cannatti, A. (2022, August), Introducing Prototyping to First Year Chemical Engineers Through Hands on Activities Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN.

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