June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
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Use of an Undergraduate, Interdisciplinary Design Team to Address the Remediation of Fracking Water and Acid Mine Drainage An NSF Scholarship program was used to assist in the development of aninterdisciplinary team that spanned five different engineering disciplines,chemistry, biology and mathematics. The scholarship enabled the team to becomprised of the same students from their freshmen to senior year to facilitateeffective team building skills. This paper will discuss the approach and activitiesused during the students' junior (engineering students that participate in co-op)and senior (non-engineers) year.Students were provided four different potential problems to evaluate that requiredan interdisciplinary approach to solve and had direct relevance to issues in Ohio.After conducting an initial literature search, two topics were selected as theirprojects. Based on interest, the students were subdivided into two teams: one toaddress the remediation of an acid mine drainage site and one to evaluate possiblehandling methods of flow-back water from fracking sites. This presentation willdescribe the prototype development, laboratory assessment, economic analysisand final design proposed by each team. In addition to describing the students'key activities, we will describe issues faced by the students and faculty mentor incompleting the project as well as provide possible solutions for future teamactivities.
Cutright, T. J. (2015, June), Use of an Undergraduate, Interdisciplinary Design Team to Address the Remediation of Fracking Water and Acid Mine Drainage Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24977
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