June 15, 2014
June 15, 2014
June 18, 2014
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Use of in-class demonstrations and activities to convey fundamentals of environmental engineering to undergraduate studentsIntroductory courses in environmental engineering provide a process-level understanding ofbiological, physical, and chemical processes in various types of environmental media. Theyalso serve as a basis for engineering design including the treatment of water, wastewater, andair pollution, and the management of solid and hazardous wastes.To gage student interest in this diverse suite of topics and enhance student learning offundamental environmental engineering concepts, a series of short, dynamic, in-class activitieshas been compiled. The development of short activities (< 15 min) that can be incorporated intoa 50 min lecture follows the ASCE Excellence in Civil Engineering (ExCEEd) teaching model(Estes et al. 2005), which emphasizes interactive instructional technologies, including physicaldemonstrations, videos, and other activities. Initial testing of the short activities is underway inthree different introductory environmental engineering courses at Accreditation Board forEngineering and Technology (ABET) accredited programs in the United States. Semi-quantitative assessment of the effectiveness of the environmental engineering activities wasconducted and initial results are presented.References cited:Estes, A. C., Welch, R. W., & Ressler, S. J. (2005). The ExCEEd teaching model. Journal ofProfessional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice, 131(4), 218-222.
Mladenov, N., & Kulkarni, T., & London, M. (2014, June), Use of In-Class Demonstrations and Activities to Convey Fundamentals of Environmental Engineering to Undergraduate Students Paper presented at 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Indianapolis, Indiana. 10.18260/1-2--23242
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