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Shifting Gears: Moving Away From The Controlled Experimental Model While Improving Rigor In Engineering Education Research

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Conference

2010 Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Louisville, Kentucky

Publication Date

June 20, 2010

Start Date

June 20, 2010

End Date

June 23, 2010

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Learning By Doing in Chemical Engineering Education

Tagged Division

Chemical Engineering

Page Count

24

Page Numbers

15.1062.1 - 15.1062.24

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https://peer.asee.org/17014

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Paul Golter Washington State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-8959-6899

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Bernard Van Wie Washington State University

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Gary Brown Washington State University

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David Thiessen Washington State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-4283-5914

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Baba Abdul Washington State University

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Abstract
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“A” When given an open-ended problem, a student needs to demonstrate the ability to define the problem, determine the underlying principles that apply, make reasonable assumptions, come up with a solution and then be able to discuss the implications of that solution.

“B” When given a well-defined problem the student can identify the appropriate underlying principles, make reasonable assumptions, and solve the problem.

“C” Given a well-defined problem the student can find the appropriate equations, plug in the numbers and come up with the correct answer most of the time.

“D” Is often unable to solve problems. Can stem from insufficient understanding of the underlying principles and/or the inability to reason through from underlying principles to final solution.

“F” Student has failed to grasp the material, does not demonstrate understanding of the underlying principles and does not demonstrate the reasoning ability necessary to solve problems even when given the appropriate underlying principles. An “F” can also stem from simple failure to come to class, complete assignments, or participate in group work.

Supplementary materials and resources

McCabe, W. L., Smith, J. C., and Harriott, P., “Unit Operations of Chemical Engineering, 7th ed.” McGraw- Hill, Inc., New York, NY, 2005.

Streeter, V. L., “Fluid Mechanics, 8th ed.” McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, NY, 1985.

Perry’s Handbook, any edition, McGraw-Hill, Inc., New York, NY.

Hagen, K. D., “Heat Transfer with Applications” Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 1999.

Rolle, K. C., “Heat and Mass Transfer” Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, NJ, 2000.

Leinhard and Leinhard, “A Heat Transfer Textbook, 3rd ed.” free on-line at http://web.mit.edu/lienhard/www/ahtt.html

Instructional Laboratory Supervisor Paul B. Golter: 5-9634; email: pgolter@wsu.edu

Lecturer Baba Abdul: e-mail: davab@wsu.edu, 5-9625

Course Details

Grading: Project 60% (Group); Case study 10% (Group), Homework 20% (Individual), Final Design Analysis (10%). The part of your grade arising from group work will be multiplied by a factor depending

Golter, P., & Van Wie, B., & Brown, G., & Thiessen, D., & Abdul, B. (2010, June), Shifting Gears: Moving Away From The Controlled Experimental Model While Improving Rigor In Engineering Education Research Paper presented at 2010 Annual Conference & Exposition, Louisville, Kentucky. https://peer.asee.org/17014

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