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Strategies to Improve Student Engagement in a Facilities Planning Course through Hands-on Learning Activities

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2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Tampa, Florida

Publication Date

June 15, 2019

Start Date

June 15, 2019

End Date

October 19, 2019

Conference Session

A Technology Potpourri II

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Engineering Technology

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Gonca Altuger-Genc State University of New York, Farmingdale

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Dr. Gonca Altuger-Genc is an Assistant Professor at State University of New York - Farmingdale State College in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department. She is serving as the Graduate Program Coordinator for the School of Engineering Technology.
Her research interests are engineering education, self-directed lifelong learning, virtual laboratories, and decision-making framework development for design and manufacturing environments.

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Yegin Genc Pace University

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Yegin Genc is an Assistant Professor in Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems at Pace University. His research interests include designing, creating, and studying decision-support systems that help users reason about unstructured and complex data. He holds a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering and an M.S. degree in information technology and a PhD in information systems.

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The continuously increasing competition in the job-market results in higher expectations from engineering and technology graduates. To stay competitive, engineering and technology students need to learn the latest software used in their associated fields as well as to understand relevant modeling and simulation frameworks. To provide students a better learning experience discrete-event modeling software based hands-on learning examples are developed and implemented for the junior level Facilities Planning course. This paper shares examples of the hands-on learning activities that are incorporated into the Facilities Planning course.

Altuger-Genc, G., & Genc, Y. (2019, June), Strategies to Improve Student Engagement in a Facilities Planning Course through Hands-on Learning Activities Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--33285

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