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Standards In Science and Engineering Education

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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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Engineering Libraries Division Technical Session 3: Technology

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Amy Kurr

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Ms. Amy Kurr is an engineering professional with prior experience as a technical product owner for electrical protective devices at Schneider Electric. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering from Iowa State University and a Business Spanish Certificate from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Ms. Kurr was nationally recognized with the Tau Beta Pi Laureate Award in 2018. She is pursuing a Ph.D. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering from Case Western Reserve University and currently sits on the Standard Technical Panel for Underwriters Laboratories UL-746: the database for polymeric materials. In her free time, Ms. Kurr facilitates professional development workshops for Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honor Society, and the CyberAmbassador program.

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David Icove University of Tennessee at Knoxville

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The University of Tennessee (UT) Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Professor of Practice, Dr. David Icove is an internationally recognized forensic fire engineering expert with over 40 years of experience. He is the co-author of the leading expert treaties in forensic fire investigation, including Kirk’s Fire Investigation, Forensic Fire Scene Reconstruction, and Combating Arson-for-Profit. Dr. Icove presently coordinates the Graduate Program in Fire Protection Engineering at UT. He is a Corporate Member of the Fire Advisory Council for UL, a Fellow in The Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), a Board-Certified Diplomate Fellow in the National Academy of Forensic Engineers (NAFE), and a Senior Life Member in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). He is also a Registered Professional Engineer and has testified as an expert witness in criminal and civil trials, including three times before U.S. Congressional committees regarding FBI initiatives to detect and prosecute serial arsonists.

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The understanding and exposure to students of standards in science and engineering education programs is now essential to worldwide applications and is a keynote criterion for Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) certifications. ABET is a non-governmental accrediting organization that reviews post-secondary education programs in applied and natural science, computing, and engineering. These standards range from the safe use of consumer products to wireless technologies in fire and security systems. This paper provides an update on the progress made by two universities involved in co-developing course modules on Standards in Science and Engineering Education. This course exposes and educates engineering students on the applicable standards in their respective fields. Variations of the module address the engineering study curriculums and allow for easy insertion into existing lower-level semester-long engineering courses. Upon final review of this course module, it will be distributed at no cost to colleges and universities worldwide.

Kurr, A., & Icove, D. (2022, August), Standards In Science and Engineering Education Paper presented at 2022 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Minneapolis, MN.

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