Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Experience suggests that learning is better achieved by discovery for oneself than by passive listening. The aim of the CES EduPack Materials Science and Engineering (MS&E) Package is to allow students to explore the relationships between Processing, Structure and Properties. It includes curated data for the elements of the Periodic table, for engineering, bio and functional materials, and for shaping, joining and finishing processes. There is an animated tool to aid understanding of phase diagrams. Finally, it also includes a resource that focuses explicitly on process-structure-property relationships, which consists of seven unique sets of records for the properties of the same material in different processed states. The motive here is to stimulate discovery and pose questions: why does this property change in that way when the material is processed? Why is this other property left unchanged? Worked examples show what you can do with the package, and a set of “micro-projects” (with specimen answers for the Instructor’s use) prompt students to explore for themselves. We have trialled the package, which is currently in Pre-release form, with a small number of students and are now looking for feedback, particularly on the Interactive Phase Diagram Tool and the Active Learning “Micro Projects”. The paper will outline the work done so far, illustrate its features and solicit feedback.
Chakrabati, S. (2018, June), New Resources for Introduction to Materials Class Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30840
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