June 15, 1997
June 15, 1997
June 18, 1997
2.285.1 - 2.285.7
Materials by Design: an Introductory Web Site for Materials Science and Engineering
Oliver K. Tse, Shelly D. Burnside, Eric D. Rodeghiero, Jeffrey A. Smith, Laura L. Beecroft, and Emmanuel P. Giannelis Department of Materials Science and Engineering Cornell University Ithaca, New York 14853-1501
The rapid growth of the Internet due to the popularity of the World Wide Web is opening the way for the field of materials science and engineering to increase its name recognition among high school students and incoming university freshmen. Members of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University have produced the Materials by Design web site (http://www.mse.cornell.edu/engri111/) to provide a broad introduction to materials science and engineering. Via a series of interesting examples, the web site illustrates the importance of materials to our lives and provides an introduction to materials and their properties.
Despite the importance of materials in all technological developments, few students enroll in undergraduate programs in materials science and engineering at many U.S. universities. Several observers have reported a significant lack of awareness among high school students of materials science and engineering as an undergraduate field of study 1,2,3.
The tremendous growth of the Internet, fueled especially by the popularity of the World Wide Web (WWW), is opening the way for the materials science and engineering community to increase the name recognition of the field of materials science and engineering among high school students, their teachers, and their parents. Because 65% of all U.S. high schools have Internet access as of 1996 4, a web site designed to provide a broad introduction to materials science and engineering has the potential to increase the awareness among high school students of the importance of materials in our lives and may attract high school students to enroll in undergraduate programs in materials science and engineering.
The Materials by Design web site (http://www.mse.cornell.edu/engri111/)
As part of an effort to introduce interactive multimedia into Cornell University’s first-semester freshmen elective course in materials science and engineering, Engineering 111, a group of 5 graduate students, under the supervision of Professor Emmanuel P. Giannelis of Cornell
Burnside, S. D., & Tse, O. K., & Beecroft, L. L., & Smith, J. A., & Rodeghiero, E. D., & Giannelis, E. P. (1997, June), Materials By Design: An Introductory Web Site For Materials Science And Engineering Paper presented at 1997 Annual Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. https://peer.asee.org/6678
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