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WIP: Design of Polymer Processing Learning Module in a Manufacturing Course for Mechanical Engineers

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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Mechanical Engineering Technical Session: Curriculum and Education

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Mechanical Engineering

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Michele Miller Campbell University

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Dr. Michele Miller is a Professor and Associate Dean at Campbell University. Prior to joining Campbell in 2017, she was a professor of mechanical engineering at Michigan Tech. She received undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechanical engineering from Duke and NC State, respectively. Her research interests include engineering education and precision manufacturing.

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In addition to teaching about polymer molding processes, the polymer processing module was designed to increase student curiosity, promote independent learning, and add a customer focus. The module activities included a Question Formulation Technique, Jigsaw, and Mini-design project/business proposal. The module could be delivered in 2-3 class sessions. This paper describes a schedule for the in-class and out-of-class components of the activities. It concludes with instructor observations about implementation issues, and how the module could be improved in a second offering.

Miller, M. (2020, June), WIP: Design of Polymer Processing Learning Module in a Manufacturing Course for Mechanical Engineers Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35530

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