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Multidisciplinary Aspects Of Novel Process Engineering

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1999 Annual Conference


Charlotte, North Carolina

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June 20, 1999

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June 20, 1999

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June 23, 1999



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4.392.1 - 4.392.13



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Robert P. Hesketh

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C. Stewart Slater

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0XOWLGLVFLSOLQDU\$VSHFWVRI1RYHO3URFHVV(QJLQHHULQJ C. Stewart Slater and Robert P. Hesketh Department of Chemical Engineering Rowan University Glassboro, NJ 08028

Abstract This paper describes a NSF-funded Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Workshop on Novel Process Science and Engineering. The project DUE-9752789 supports two hands-on, industry integrated workshops that will have a major impact on upper and lower level engineering, technology and science instruction as well as having a secondary impact in the preparation of future teachers. One workshop was held in July 1998 and another one is scheduled for July 1999. Participants will gain experience in process engineering through hands-on laboratories, industry experts, and interactive demonstrations. Through industry involvement from 10 process engineering companies, faculty were given an initial networking base. Companies contributing industrial speakers include Sony Music, Inductotherm, DuPont Engineering, Chemical Industry Council of New Jersey, Cochrane, Tasty Baking Co., DuPont Pharmaceuticals, DuPont Nylon, Hyprotech, and Mobil Technology Co. Participants use the given methodology to integrate novel processing into their curricula and develop an action plan for their home institution. Active learning methods were employed in the workshop and participants were encouraged to incorporate this experience into their teaching style.

Introduction An innovative and state-of-the-art workshop on the multidisciplinary aspects of novel process science and engineering was held at Rowan University, Glassboro, New Jersey, July 26- 30, 1998. This workshop is one of the many excellent programs supported by the National Science Foundation's Undergraduate Faculty Enhancement Program. The purpose of this workshop is to meet the needs of faculty who teach undergraduate students. Of particular importance are programs that expose faculty to recent technological developments and present methods to incorporate them into the undergraduate curriculum. Process engineering is critical to virtually all modern products used by society. In addition, process engineering spans many disciplines including chemical, petroleum, biochemical, environmental, food, materials production and manufacturing. In many cases the interface of science and engineering is critical to advancements and future trends. Many faculty do not have the experience in novel process engineering required to teach this information to students. For example many new faculty from engineering, science and technology are hired with no industry experience and have a highly specialized knowledge of one particular field. This workshop gives faculty experience in many emerging process science and engineering areas. This is accomplished through lectures, hands-on experiments, industry experts, and interactive demonstrations. Through industry involvement, faculty are given an initial networking base for process engineering. Participants will be required to use the given methodology to integrate

Hesketh, R. P., & Slater, C. S. (1999, June), Multidisciplinary Aspects Of Novel Process Engineering Paper presented at 1999 Annual Conference, Charlotte, North Carolina. 10.18260/1-2--8081

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