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WIP: Roll-the-Roller 3-D Printing Design Contest: The Experience-based Summer Bridge Program to Improve the Success of Incoming Engineering Freshmen Students

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

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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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Pre-college Engineering Education Division Technical Session 9

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Pre-College Engineering Education

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14

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10.18260/1-2--35568

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Hitesh D. Vora Oklahoma State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-8504-0455

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Dr. Hitesh D. Vora is an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering Technology. He received his Ph.D. and Masters’ from the University of North Texas in Materials Science & Engineering (in 2013) and Mechanical Engineering Technology (in 2008), respectively. Dr. Vora is a Director of the Industrial Assessment Center (IAC) at Oklahoma State University, which is funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE) for the year 2016-2021 with total funding of $1.8 million. For those not familiar, the Industrial Assessment Centers help small and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers to save energy, improve productivity, and reduce waste by providing no-cost technical assessments conducted by university-based teams of engineering students and faculty. He is actively teaching several courses and pursuing research in advanced (smart/cyber) manufacturing and energy management to improve energy efficiency (reduced energy, cost, and throughput) for small to medium-sized manufacturers.
In addition, he is a Matrixed Professor in the ENDEAVOR Digital Manufacturing Maker Space located in the new ENDEAVOR building, which is a 72,000-square-foot and $30 million building. This maker space provides additive manufacturing support for design courses, laboratory courses, and entrepreneur initiatives. This facility houses several different technology 3D printers that capable of printing parts from polymers, fibers, composites, and metals as well as 3D scanning and subtractive manufacturing equipment. His research focuses on machining and manufacturing with a specific concentration on the use of additive manufacturing processes for advanced materials. He emphasis on design for additive manufacturing (DfAM), topology optimization, lightweight applications, and finite element analysis in additive manufacturing processes. Dr. Vora extensively teaches the additive manufacturing technology through the dedicated undergraduate (MET 4173) class as well as through the hands-on training sessions and certification (level 1 to 4) in the Endeavor Digital Manufacturing Maker Space.

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Aaron Alexander Oklahoma State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-7254-3619

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Aaron Alexander is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering Technology at Oklahoma State University. He received his BSE from Messiah College, his MSME from Purdue University, and his PhD from Oklahoma State University. Before entering academia he spent eleven years as an Acoustical/Noise Control Engineer in industry and still continues to consult in that field. His research interests are fluid flow, wind turbines, noise control, and computational fluid dynamics.

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Ilchung Park Oklahoma State University

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Ilchung Park is an assistant professor in the Division of Engineering Technology at Oklahoma State University, Engineering North, Room 563, Stillwater, OK 74078; ilchung.park@okstate.edu.

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Chulho Yang Oklahoma State University

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Professor Yang received a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University at West Lafayette, IN, USA as well as M.S. and B.S. degrees from Hanyang University in Korea.
Before joining OSU in 2008, he acquired 11 years of industrial experience with ArvinMeritor technical center, IBM Korea, and KIA Motors R&D Center. Much of his work focused on structural design and optimization, vehicle NVH test, sensitivity analysis, structural health monitoring, human body protection, and design methodologies. He registered many patents in the USA, Europe, Japan, and Korea. He received an “Innovation and Achievement Award” from ArvinMeritor, Inc., a "Best Paper Award" from the International Symposium on Advanced Material and Mechanical Application, an "Outstanding Presenter Award" from the International Symposium on Green Manufacturing and Applications. He also served as a keynote speaker or a session chair for multiple international conferences.

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Avimanyu Sahoo Oklahoma State University

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Avimanyu Sahoo received his Ph.D. and Masters degree in Electrical Engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO, and Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India, in 2015 and 2011, respectively. He is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Division of Engineering Technology, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, USA. His teaching interests include mechatronics, control systems, electrical engineering. His current research interests include event
sampled control, adaptive control, neural network control, networked control system, and optimal control.

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Young Bae Chang P.E. Oklahoma State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-7110-1202

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Dr. Young Chang is a Professor and the Head of the Division of Engineering Technology. Since 2000 he has taught Mechanical Engineering Technology courses, particularly on hydraulic, electrohydraulic, and pneumatic fluid power. Prior to 2000, he worked as an adjunct faculty and a research staff of the Web Handling Research Center, supported by a consortium of American companies. He previously worked at Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute characterizing flow-induced vibration and thermo-fluids problems of nuclear power plant components, mainly related to the safety of pressurized-water reactors.

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Abstract

College of Engineering, Architecture, and Technology (CEAT) at the Oklahoma State University (OSU) annually offers a 3-week high school-to-college transitional program called Summer Bridge for incoming engineering freshmen. The summer bridge program is a hands-on, experience-based learning program that gives engineering freshmen a good head-start to their college careers and greatly increases their likelihood of success. Various engineering departments actively participate in this program by offering a discipline-specific hands-on experimental or simulation-based design modules to provide exposure to engineering disciplines through active experiences. In this summer bridge program, the Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) department of the Division of Engineering Technology (DET) offers a design module: Roll-The-Roller 3D Printing Design Contest. The is a six-hour-long event that is spread over three days with two-hour sessions each day. The objective of this design module is to provide an opportunity to study and expand the abilities of 3D design and manufacturing with experimental hand-on learning. The main goal is to design, print, and test a 3D-printed roller that rolls faster than the designs by the other competitors. Here, a 3D structure (roller) will be first conceptualized and designed with strict design constraints and tested on a ramp for maximum acceleration. To achieve this goal, the team will first start making the 3D roller physically by using modeling clay and/or 3D pens, then the finalized design translates into 3D CAD model for 3D printing. The team will learn the concept of physics, lightweight structures, and 3D printing through this exercise. This 3D printed roller will be later tested on a ramp for speed. The roller that completes the race first wins. In summary, this article shows a step-by-step procedure for creating an experience-based summer bridge program to improve the success of incoming engineering freshmen students.

Vora, H. D., & Alexander, A., & Park, I., & Yang, C., & Sahoo, A., & Chang, Y. B. (2020, June), WIP: Roll-the-Roller 3-D Printing Design Contest: The Experience-based Summer Bridge Program to Improve the Success of Incoming Engineering Freshmen Students Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35568

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