June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
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Using of Energy Modules to Introduce Sustainable Engineering and Improve Retention of Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Students ABSTRACTIn the present economy, state appropriations are beginning to be tied more closely with studentretention and graduation. This can have a big impact on engineering programs in particular,where student engagement can be an important component in improving retention. At x, we areusing active learning with energy modules for hydrogen production or hydrogen use in fuel cells,solar energy, and alternative energy carriers in the classroom.The introduction of energy technology provides a vehicle to apply the chemical engineeringfundamentals to broad problems in sustainable energy production and use. This is particularlyhelpful in chemical engineering, as most of our majors choose chemical engineering as a careerso that they can help others.This paper describes the use of energy modules in the chemical engineering curriculum at x. Thepaper outlines efforts in the freshman seminar course, mass and energy balances course, theengineering materials course, and the chemical engineering reactor design course, as well as anelective course on hydrogen energy fundamentals.The modules illustrated in this paper show a connection between traditional chemicalengineering fundamentals and applications to real world energy problems, such as how achemical engineer can impact both domestic energy independence and on worldwide energyavailability. In addition, students become more aware of the stewardship of energy resources.
Keith, J. M., & Elmore, B. B., & French, W. T., & Toghiani, H., & Toghiani, R. K. (2013, June), Using Energy Modules to Introduce Sustainable Engineering and Improve Retention of Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Students Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22699
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