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Mobile, hands-on experiments for classroom demonstrations and student team-based exercises

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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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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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Aldo Ferri Georgia Institute of Technology

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Al Ferri received his BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University in 1981 and his PhD degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University in 1985. Since 1985, he has been a faculty member in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech, where he now serves as Professor and Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies. His research areas are in the fields of dynamics, controls, vibrations, and acoustics. He is also active in educational research and course and curriculum development. He is a Fellow of the ASME.

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James Craig Georgia Institute of Technology

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Experiential learning can be very effective in getting students to interact with the engineering concepts and see them in action shortly before or after being exposed to the theory. Team based activities that accompany hands-on learning are a further way of enhancing learning as students collaborate with each other to discuss and test their ideas. This project aims to amplify such hands-on experiences by developing new mobile experimental platforms in mechanics, thermal systems, and electrical/electronic systems for use in core and multidisciplinary courses. The project also concerns effective instruction and classroom practices to ensure that diverse student teams function well, with all students feeling comfortable and confident to work together to learn new concepts.

Ferri, A., & Craig, J. (2022, August), Mobile, hands-on experiments for classroom demonstrations and student team-based exercises Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN.

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