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Materials Engineering Education For The New Millennium

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Conference

2000 Annual Conference

Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Publication Date

June 18, 2000

Start Date

June 18, 2000

End Date

June 21, 2000

ISSN

2153-5965

Page Count

7

Page Numbers

5.442.1 - 5.442.7

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https://peer.asee.org/8553

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Jagannathan Sankar

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Devdas M. Pai

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Session 3464

Materials Engineering Education for the New Millennium

Devdas M. Pai & Jagannathan Sankar North Carolina A&T State University

Abstract

Advances in engineering design have tested the limits of performance of traditional materials. Developments in design can only be implemented suitable high performance materials are developed in lock step. Engineering students of all disciples must be provided a sound training in materials engineering beyond the scope of traditional materials. A new research center on campus, devoted to advanced materials and smart structures, has enabled instructors to utilize state- of-the-art research facilities, tools and personnel to enrich the classroom learning experience. The authors describe how their department’s undergraduate mechanical engineering curriculum is gradually being shaped to provide students with the necessary tools and information to understand, deploy and develop the materials of the new millennium.

Introduction

“Advanced materials are the building blocks of technology”1. Engineers of the next millennium, need to be aware that advances in design are starting to be limited by the performance of traditional materials. The development of advanced materials has been the enabler of never-before imagined performance. Electronic semiconductor-based circuits have been made much faster by gallium arsenide; fiber optics have made international communications cheaper and faster, and the development of heat-shielding ceramic tiles2 have enabled the Space Shuttle to safely re-enter earth’s atmospheres braving surface temperatures exceeding 1600 °C - far beyond the scope of any metal used in airframes. Materials science has justly earned its position as an important cross-disciplinary cornerstone of the engineering curriculum.

Sankar, J., & Pai, D. M. (2000, June), Materials Engineering Education For The New Millennium Paper presented at 2000 Annual Conference, St. Louis, Missouri. https://peer.asee.org/8553

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