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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015

ISBN

978-0-692-50180-1

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Make It!

Tagged Division

Manufacturing

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

26.1105.1 - 26.1105.8

DOI

10.18260/p.24442

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https://peer.asee.org/24442

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77

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Margot A Vigeant Bucknell University

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Margot Vigeant is a professor of chemical engineering and an associate dean of engineering at Bucknell University. She earned her B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University, and her M.S. and Ph.D., also in chemical engineering, from the University of Virginia. Her primary research focus is on engineering pedagogy at the undergraduate level. She is particularly interested in the teaching and learning of concepts related to thermodynamics. She is also interested in active, collaborative, and problem-based learning, and in the ways hands-on activities and technology in general and games in particular can be used to improve student engagement.

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Nathan P. Siegel P.E. Bucknell University

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Karen T. Marosi Bucknell University

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R. Alan Cheville Bucknell University

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Alan Cheville studied optoelectronics and ultrafast optics at Rice University, followed by 14 years as a faculty member at Oklahoma State University working on terahertz frequencies and engineering education. While at Oklahoma State, he developed courses in photonics and engineering design. After serving for two and a half years as a program director in engineering education at the National Science Foundation, he took a chair position in electrical engineering at Bucknell University. He is currently interested in engineering design education, engineering education policy, and the philosophy of engineering education.

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Eric A. Kennedy Bucknell University

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Prof. Eric A, Kennedy is an Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Bucknell University. His educational interests surround design and fabrication skills, the maker movement, entrepreneurship, and lowering the barrier of entry for students interested in learning fabrication skills.

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Charles Kim Bucknell University

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Joe Tranquillo Bucknell University

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Dr. Joseph (Joe) Tranquillo is an Associate Professor at Bucknell University in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, He is also co-director of the Institute for Leadership in Technology and Management, co-director of the KEEN Winter Interdisciplinary Design Program, and chair of the Biomedical Engineering Division of ASEE. Tranquillo has published three undergraduate textbooks and numerous engineering education publications, and has presented internationally on engineering and education. His work has been featured on the Discovery Channel, CNN Heath and TEDx. He was a US Case Professor of the Year nominee and a National Academy of Engineering Frontiers of Engineering Education faculty member.

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David E Cipoletti Bucknell University

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David E Cipoletti earned his B.S. in mechanical engineering from Lafayette College in 2006, followed by a M.S. in applied mathematics and a Ph D, in engineering from Brown University. His major course of study at Brown was solid mechanics and his minor courses of study were materials science and applied mathematics. His dissertation studied deformation mechanisms of magnesium and aluminum alloys during tensile straining at elevated temperatures. Since 2011, Cipoletti has been a visiting assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Bucknell University.

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Kyle Montgomery Bucknell University

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Kyle Montgomery is a student at Bucknell University due to receive a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering in May, 2015. He specializes in Mechanics, Manufacturing, and Design. His current work includes designing and manufacturing an off-road vehicle for maximum performance at the SAE Mini-Baja competition, research on granular jamming in medical applications, and development of multi-rotor unnamed aerial vehicles.

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Kerra Mercon

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Laura Kathleen Poss Bucknell University

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A sophomore, computer engineer when the catapults were constructed.

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Zachary Paul Ross Bucknell University

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Abstract

We are working to create a culture of making at NAME University. We are doing this through amulti-path approach that makes tools widely and freely available, offers training in multipleways, and encourages both curricular and co-curricular experiences in making. By takingexisting workspaces on campus, such as parts of the engineering project developmentlaboratory and the sculpture studio, and re-imagining them as makerspaces, we are makingtools and training more widely available without having to start from scratch with a new facility.In addition, we are hosting “skill seminar” events where university community members canlearn specific skills outside of particular courses or curricula. We will also share examples ofexperiences, ranging from a few hours to 10 days, that develop, use, and help instill maker-related skills and approaches.One of the cool things we have made is a three-degree-of-freedom mini-catapult. It’s fun bothas a thing to make on your own, and as an item to use in engineering outreach events. Thecatapult is made out of pegboard, PVC, and other common materials and requires no specialtools to build. Once built, it’s easy to use as a fun-but-well-constrained engineering designexperience with kids. In an iterative attempt to hit a target, users can reposition the stop, therubber bands, and the throwing cup. We also provide equations and graphs to relate trajectoryto release angle and rubber band position for more advanced users. This catapult and itsdesign were very popular at the USA Science and Engineering Festival as well as the 2014World Maker Faire, and will be shared at the ASEE Maker Faire.

Vigeant, M. A., & Siegel, N. P., & Marosi, K. T., & Cheville, R. A., & Kennedy, E. A., & Kim, C., & Tranquillo, J., & Cipoletti, D. E., & Montgomery, K., & Mercon, K., & Poss, L. K., & Ross, Z. P., & Muccio, D. R. (2015, June), Maker: #BucknellMakers Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24442

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