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Student Collaboration as a Strategy to Achieve Learning Outcomes in Biomaterials Courses

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

Publication Date

June 22, 2020

Start Date

June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

Conference Session

Educational Interventions and Pedagogy in Biomedical Engineering - June 22nd

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Biomedical Engineering

Page Count

20

DOI

10.18260/1-2--35221

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https://strategy.asee.org/35221

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Emily Dosmar Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering, Illinois Institute of Technology
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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Patrick Ferro P.E. Gonzaga University

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Patrick Ferro, PhD, PE is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Gonzaga University. Pat received his PhD in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He has fifteen years of industrial experience in the casting and silicon wafer manufacturing industries. Pat is registered as a PE in the states of Ohio, Michigan and Washington.

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Abstract

Seniors in the mechanical engineering department at university A and junior biomedical engineering majors at institute B were given two common assignments in their respective biomaterials courses. The first assignment asked them to act as respective clients and materials consultants for a biomaterials problem. Groups of student “clients” presented their problem to groups of student “consultants” who were required to pose a materials based solution or answer related questions. Students then summarized their professional interactions and findings in memo style reports addressed to their respective instructors.

The second assignment addressed the learning objective that students "demonstrate an understanding of laboratory techniques used in biomaterials and biomechanical engineering". This assignment asked groups of students at institute B to execute an experimental protocol related to materials tensile testing and then write up their findings in the style of an academic journal article. Students at university A received these written reports and were instructed to use them to generate a step by step protocol that they could use to replicate the original results. These students were then asked to reflect on the how well the information was communicated and where gaps occurred in their understanding of how to replicate the original experiment. Students from both groups were assessed based their clarity and ability to reproduce results.

Dosmar, E., & Ferro, P. (2020, June), Student Collaboration as a Strategy to Achieve Learning Outcomes in Biomaterials Courses Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35221

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