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Spreading Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Know-How Across Capstone Design: A Comparison of an Existing Course to a Pilot

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2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Seattle, Washington

Publication Date

June 14, 2015

Start Date

June 14, 2015

End Date

June 17, 2015





Conference Session

Engineering Management Division Technical Session 1

Tagged Division

Engineering Management

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Page Numbers

26.1392.1 - 26.1392.15



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Kate D. Abel Stevens Institute of Technology (SES)

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Kate Abel serves as the as the Director of the Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering Management Program in the School of Systems and Enterprises at Stevens Institute of Technology. She holds a Ph.D. in Technology Management and Applied Psychology. She has held several professional service positions including the President of the Engineering Management Division of the American Society for Engineering Education and the President of Epsilon Mu Eta, the Engineering Management Honor Society. She teaches courses in Total Quality Management, Engineering Economics, Entrepreneurial Analysis of Engineering Design, Statistics for Engineering Managers, Management of Engineering and Technology, and Senior Design. Her research areas include knowledge engineering, as well as, knowledge and information management. She has been published several times including chapters in the books Eshbach's Handbook of Engineering Fundamentals and Engineering Economic Analysis; in journals such as the Engineering Management Journal and the Journal of Engineering Education; and several conference proceedings. She is a member of the Board of Advisors at West Point for the Department of Systems Engineering. She is also a member of several professional societies including ASEE, ASEM, ASME, and EMH.

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Spreading Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Know-How Across the Curriculum – a PilotA few years ago, a movement was started at XXXXXX to infuse the Capstone experiencewith Systems Engineering and Engineering Management knowledge. However, thediscipline specific Senior Design advisors did not have awareness of the SE and EMBody of Knowledge to be able to provide their students with any substantive learning onthese subjects. A pilot soon emerged of a course that would run along side theCapstone/Senior Design course, to provide just-in-time knowledge in these areas. Thisarticle will address the varied needs of the Senior Design Advisors from the variousdisciplines. Then it will further talk about how those needs were married to key SystemsEngineering and Engineering Management principles and actions to create a pilot courseto improve the overall functionality of all Capstone teams, as well as their project’s finaloutcome.        

Abel, K. D. (2015, June), Spreading Systems Engineering and Engineering Management Know-How Across Capstone Design: A Comparison of an Existing Course to a Pilot Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24729

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