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Introductory Level Textbook Problems Illustrating Concepts in Pharmaceutical Engineering

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees

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22.968.1 - 22.968.13



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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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Stewart Slater Rowan University

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C. Stewart Slater is a professor of chemical engineering and founding chair of the Chemical Engineering Department at Rowan University. He has an extensive research and teaching background in separation process technology with a particular focus on membrane separation process research, development and design for green engineering, pharmaceuticals and consumer products. He received his Ph.D., M.S., and B.S. in chemical and biochemical engineering from Rutgers University. Prior to joining Rowan University he was a professor at Manhattan College.

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Mariano Javier Savelski Rowan University

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William J Calvo Chemical and Molecular Engineering Program, Stony Brook University (Stony Brook, NY)

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(For Submission to NSF Grantees Poster Session) Assessment of Pharmaceutical Engineering Materials for Introductory Chemical Engineering CoursesXX University chemical engineering students and faculty are collaborating with the National ScienceFoundation (NSF) funded Engineering Research Center for Structured Organic Particulate Systems (C-SOPS) to create educational materials based on research being conducted on advanced pharmaceuticalprocessing. The Center is hosted by Rutgers University and also involves Purdue University, New JerseyInstitute of Technology and the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. The goal of the Center is tobecome 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 expand the impact of the Center through the field of SMETeducation and outreach.Previously, introductory level chemical engineering textbook/homework problems were developed thatfocused on concepts in pharmaceutical engineering such as terminology, process operations, ethical andindustrial concerns.1 Selected problems have been shown in class and assigned as homework to a classof sophomore students taking the first chemical engineering course at Rowan University. Non-gradedevaluations are taken before the introduction of new pharmaceutical subjects, and a comprehensivefinal evaluation will be given at the end of the course to determine student learning, retention andinterest in the field of pharmaceutical engineering. The results of this assessment will be presented.1 V. de Delva, K. McIver, M. Iftikhar, S. Farrell, C.S. Slater, M.J. Savelski, K. Whitaker, Introductory Level TextbookProblems Illustrating Concepts in Structured Organic Particulate Systems, Proceedings of the ASEE 2010 AnnualConference, Paper AC 2010-176, Louisville, KY, June 2010.

Farrell, S., & Slater, S., & Savelski, M. J., & Calvo, W. J. (2011, June), Introductory Level Textbook Problems Illustrating Concepts in Pharmaceutical Engineering Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18189

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