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Sustainable Industrial Engineering Modules

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2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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San Antonio, Texas

Publication Date

June 10, 2012

Start Date

June 10, 2012

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June 13, 2012

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2153-5965

Conference Session

Improving IE Course Content

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Engineering Management, Engineering Economy, and Industrial Engineering

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13

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25.1220.1 - 25.1220.13

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Victoria C. P. Chen University of Texas, Arlington

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K.J. Rogers University of Texas, Arlington

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Andrea M. Graham University of Texas, Arlington

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Industrial and Manufacturing Systems Engineering Department

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John F. Dickson University of Texas, Arlington

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John Dickson has a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Anna University, India, a master's in engineering management from the University of Texas, Arlington, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in sustainable engineering at the University of Texas, Arlington.

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Stephen P. Mattingly University of Texas, Arlington

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Melanie L. Sattler University of Texas, Arlington

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Melanie Sattler serves as an Associate Professor at the University of Texas, Arlington, where she teaches courses and conducts research related to air quality and sustainable energy. Her research has been sponsored by the National Science Foundation, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Luminant Power, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. She has published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers and conference proceedings. In 2010, she received UT Arlington's Lockheed Martin Excellence in Engineering Teaching Award. She is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Texas.

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Yvette Pearson Weatherton University of Texas, Arlington Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-8781-7085

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Yvette Pearson Weatherton received her Ph.D. in engineering and applied science (environmental engineering) from the University of New Orleans in 2000. She is currently a Senior Lecturer and Associate Chair of the Department of Civil
Engineering at the University of Texas, Arlington and is a registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana. Pearson Weatherton has served (and continues to serve) as PI or Co-PI on several projects funded by the National Science Foundation, including "Engineering Sustainable Engineers," which is the focus of this paper.

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Abstract

Sustainable Industrial Engineering ModulesEngineering Sustainable Engineers, a program sponsored by National Science Foundation, was designedto improve undergraduate student knowledge of and competency in addressing sustainability issues inengineering design and problem solving. The program involves collaboration among faculty in Civil,Industrial, and Mechanical Engineering at the University of XXXX. One of the key program elements isdevelopment and implementation of 12 sustainability modules for implementation in 17 undergraduateengineering courses. Six of these modules were implemented in Industrial Engineering Courses: • “Sustainability: What Does It Mean for Industrial Engineers?” (Introduction to Industrial Engineering), • “Data Issues in Sustainability Studies” (Engineering Probability), • “Life Cycle Sustainability Economics” (Economics for Engineers), • “The Scope of Sustainable Engineering Decisions” (Operations Research), • “Sustainability Metrics” (Metrics and Measurement), • “Engineering Design: Seeking Sustainable Solutions” (Industrial Engineering Capstone Design).Each module includes objectives, PowerPoint lecture slides, discussion questions, homework problems,and assessment questions. This paper will provide more information about the specific topics covered ineach module.The modules have been implemented for 4 semesters. Student surveys conducted for 3 of thesesemesters indicate that for all objectives of all modules, at least 50% of students were “StronglyConfident” or “Confident” of their ability to address the objective, with the exception of two objectives forthe “Life Cycle Sustainability Economics” module (49.6% and 46.2%). For each module, 75% of studentswere confident or strongly confident of their ability, on average, to meet the objectives, with the exceptionof the “Life Cycle Sustainability Economics” module, where 60% of students were confident.

Chen, V. C. P., & Rogers, K., & Graham, A. M., & Dickson, J. F., & Mattingly, S. P., & Sattler, M. L., & Pearson Weatherton, Y. (2012, June), Sustainable Industrial Engineering Modules Paper presented at 2012 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, San Antonio, Texas. https://peer.asee.org/21977

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