Engineering Technology and Industrial Studies

2012


Interactive Construction Model

Basic and Applied Sciences
Heather Brown, Ayaz Ahmed 


2007


Developing Experiments Using Electronics Workbench Software

Basic and Applied Sciences
Chong Chen 


2005

Basic and Applied Sciences
Narayanan Neithalath


2004

Development of Computer-based Laboratory Exercises for Simulating Industrial Automation

Basic and Applied Sciences
Ahad Nasab
anasab@mtsu.edu 


2003


Fadal Reverse Engineering System

Basic and Applied Science
Ronald E. McBride
rmcbride@mtsu.edu

The purpose of this project is to be able to demonstate to Engineering Technology students the principles of reverse engineering and inspection. A second objective is to have students adapt the principle and procedures into projects of their own choosing. 


2000


Introduction of LabVIEW into Engineering Technology Courses

Basic and Applied Sciences
Chong Chen
ischen@mtsu.edu

Chen will develop teaching materials for introducing virtual instrumentation and control software into engineering technology courses. Lab experiments using Laboratory Virtual Instrument Engineering Workbench (LabVIEW) will be prepared. Students will learn the functions of LabVIEW and be able to make programs with LabVIEW for control and measurement applications. 


1997


Technology Tools for Engineers of the Future

Basic and Applied Sciences
Ahad Nasab
anasab@mtsu.edu

Nasab is developing courseware modules to aid students in several engineering technology classes in understanding engineering concepts and analyzing "what if" scenarios. The modules will be developed with equation solver software that has the capability to solve simultaneous equations in any order and offers useful tools such as plotting routines.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the members of the Instructional Technology Development Committee for giving me this opportunity to work on this project during the summer of 1997. Our students in several courses (Introduction to Engineering, Thermodynamics, and Strength of Materials) are already using the procedures developed in this project. Students in each class are provided with a summary of instructions on the use of TK Solver. This section is immediately followed by exercises in various fields of study and is designed to gradually increase the degree of difficulty and involvement of the software. As an example in the Introduction to Engineering class, students are asked to solve a simple three variable linear equation. As a second assignment, students are to solve for a list variable ( a variable that can take many values). Later they are instructed to use Table and Plotting facilities of the software. As a final activity in this introductory class the students are instructed to solve non-linear equations which involve initial guessing of the unknown. Problem sets in upper division courses such as Thermodynamics and Fluid Power are more demanding and require a much faster learning curve. Some examples of the work by students in various classes are attached. Given the opportunity, I would like to expand this activity to include instructions and other instructional components on a web site so that on-line help will be available to students. Once again, I thank you for your support of this project and hope that MTSU continues funding projects which utilizes instructional technologies to enhance teaching.

 

Development of a Web Page for Nursing 460/462

Basic and Applied Sciences
Nursing Barbara J. Draude
bdraude@frank.mtsu.edu

Draude developed a web page to provide ready access to course materials such as syllabi, course objectives, learning assignments and study aids. It was designed so that students can review class content before or after presentation, view graphic, video or audio used in class and access case studies. The class web page was completed and successfully used by students to review class materials such as syllabi, course objectives, learning assignments and study aids. It contained test, graphics, video and audio. Student feedback was obtained at the end of the class and improvements were implemented in subsequent semesters.