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Pre-College Engineering Education
This contribution will discuss some activities that were offered to high school students enrolled in the 2019 Summer Academy for Math and Science program at Carnegie Mellon University. During this program, students explored mainly the chemical engineering processes involved in soap manufacturing, polymer processing, their properties and applications. The goal was to raise student awareness in product design, manufacture and sustainability. Given the relevance and scope of the plastics crisis, we spent the majority of the class exploring how plastics contribute to waste and what strategies exist to alleviate this problem. Engineering aspects of the physical, mechanical and chemical properties of these materials were investigated. During the concluding ceremony of the SAMS program, a mini-symposium-style final project presentation gave students the opportunity to share their results and educate their peers about their insights on the role of sustainable engineering in their respective domain.
Nelson, D. L., & Hakem, I. F. (2020, June), WIP: A Summer Outreach Program in Chemical Engineering Emphasizing Sustainable Technologies Related to Plastic Materials Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35519
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