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Teaching And Assessing Teaming Skills Via Diesign Courses

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2003 Annual Conference


Nashville, Tennessee

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June 22, 2003

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June 22, 2003

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June 25, 2003



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Engineering Technology Poster Session

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8.1055.1 - 8.1055.7



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Harvey Lyons

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team-based, open-ended design projects in the engineering mechanics, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and machine design courses. The author has employed his mechanics and machine design courses as precursor for the capstone effort by promoting the project requirements initially implemented in the freshman introductory course. The capstone effort is then no longer afflicted with an uncertainty regarding reporting; the principal effort is directed towards the design and its specifications. The Industrial Design capstone program, typically of a two-semester duration, would be initiated in the Fall semester with the following components: Retrospective Search; Marketing Analysis/Consumer Surveys; Development of Ideas; Introduction to Aesthetic Relationships; Development of Initial Proposal; Progress Reports; Preliminary Design Report; and Submission of Initial Proposal. With the initial proposal having been returned with comments, the Spring semester would include: Re-Development of Design as Appropriate; Re-Development of Scheduling; Manufacturing Interface/Prototype; Testing & Structural Analysis; Revision of Design as Necessary; Development of Final Report; Project Presentations.

We can effectively meet the needs of student and industry by providing the engineering technology student with a comprehensive design experience that closely matches that encountered by professional design engineers. We can seek to develop the communication and teaming skills that are an inherent and vital part of design activity and address the need to promote the creative capabilities of the entering student.

1. Lyons, H., Albayyari, J. (2001, April). Integrating the Freshman Experience: E.T. Design Projects. ASEE North Central Section 2001 Spring Conference. Cleveland, Ohio. 2. Lyons, H. (1999, Nov). The Industrial Design of Mechanical Engineering Technology. ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Symposium. Nashville, TN. 3. Myers, K., Wilkens, R. (1994, April). Development of an Industrial Design Procedure Tutorial. ASEE North Central Section 1994 Spring Conference. Grand Rapids, MI. 4. Carroll, D. (1997, July). Integrating Design into the Sophomore and Junior Level Mechanics Courses. Journal of Engineering Education. 5. Hudson Institute, Inc. (1999, Sept.). Mechanical Engineering in the 21st Century: Trends Impacting the Profession. Indianapolis, IN.

HARVEY LYONS is Associate Professor of the newly-established (1998) Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Eastern Michigan University. Lyons received his BS & ME at the Cooper Union and Ph.D. at the Ohio State University. He is a registered Professional Engineer and has 20 years of industrial experience. He is a member of several professional organizations and is faculty advisor of the newly-formed ASME student section.

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Lyons, H. (2003, June), Teaching And Assessing Teaming Skills Via Diesign Courses Paper presented at 2003 Annual Conference, Nashville, Tennessee. 10.18260/1-2--11794

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