Content with Disciplines : Engineering

Participatory action research as a tool in solving desert vernacular architecture problems in the Western Desert of Egypt

The aim of the research is to introduce a methodological approach applying participatory action research (PAR) as a tool to help save the future of the currently deteriorating desert vernacular architecture in Egypt. To benefit from local know-how, a desert vernacular model house was constructed using PAR methods that engaged the local community throughout the design and building phases. As this is an international problem, the research developed several techniques within PAR, applied in a flexible way, giving the opportunity for further application in similar vernacular settlements suffering from similar problems. Dabaieh, M. (2013). Participatory action research as a tool…

Mathematics Tutoring for Students Grades 1-8

Academic Partners: College of Science and Health Professions and College of Education Departments of Mathematics and Curriculum and Instruction Community Partners: Students, Families, Teachers and Administrators of Northeastern Oklahoma Elementary and Middle Schools – Public and Private Institutions   PREREQUISITES:   Successful completion (C or better) in MATH 3433.  Successful completion (C or better) OR concurrent enrollment in MATH 3443.   DESCRIPTION OF COURSE AND INTRODUCTION:   Based on the philosophy that not all learning resides within the walls of the university and framed by the P-A-R-C Model for Service Learning, this course will be divided into four sections. Preparation…

Engineering Engagement: Beyond the lab and the drawing board

Course Description Many engineering and science related projects around the world require public approval, but how is the public engaged and what models exist for ensuring that engagement is truly fair or that the public is making informed decisions based on an understanding of the problem? This is a criteria for many World Bank projects in developing countries where “community participation” is required, but where less attention is paid to the level or quality of community participation which in many cases ends up being an information/infomercial session for local communities. How is this done locally, on campus or in surrounding…

Environmental Practicum: The Upper Altamaha Initiative

JURI 5290/ ECOL 8710 Mission Statement: To help protect the ecological integrity of the Oconee and Ocmulgee River Basins by working with stakeholders to reduce the impact of human activities on water quality and biodiversity. The Upper Altamaha Initiative is a service learning course that provides a structured and supportive format for students to apply policy, design and ecological principles learned in the classroom to the real world of people and policy. Initiative Philosophy and History The Upper Altamaha Initiative matches graduate students from the University of Georgia with community stakeholders facing specific environmental challenges. Students from law, ecology, environmental…

Engineering Design Project (International)

UGA Bulletin Course Description Engineering design experience including completion of a design project under the supervision of a project director. Prerequisites: ENGR 2920 and permission of department Prerequisite or corequisite: SPCM 1100. Grading Required by all students enrolled in ENGR 4920 Mid-Term Status Report: Oral Presentation (Required of all students enrolled in ENGR 4920) Final Report: Oral Presentation Final Report: Poster Presentation Final Report: Written Document Other assessment tools for the International Section Design Notebook (ideas, calculations, meeting notes, weekly reflections, future plans, etc) Progress Reports 2-3 page reflection at the end of the course Pre- and post-testing with respect…

Biology in Engineering

Course designations: This is a service-learning course, and a communication intensive course Course description: Effect of variability and constraints of biological systems on engineering problem solving and design; engineering units; engineering report writing; oral report presentation; laboratory demonstration of biological engineering analysis. Objectives: After completing this course, you should be able to: Define and discuss engineering and biological engineering. Have a better appreciation of yourself and your learning process, including why you picked this major. Understand in some depth the area of biological engineering in which you want to study Communicate effectively with your community partner(s) and your peers, and…

Engineering Projects

  GEEN 1400 ENGINEERING PROJECTS Instructor: Bernard Amadei Civil, Environmental and Architectural Eng. ECOT 546 303-492-7734 Bernard.Amadei@colorado.edu Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-11 a.m. Course web site: http://www.colorado.edu/geen1400/ TA: Ellen Hardy – ellen.hardy@colorado.edu OHs: Mon. and Wed. 9-10 a.m. TA: Steven Pfau – PPfau85191@aol.com OHs: Mon. 11-12 pm.; Wed. 4-5 p.m. Course Description (3 credit hours): The purpose of this course is to provide you an introduction to engineering through a series of small projects done in interdisciplinary teams. You will learn in a hands on way valuable engineering skills including communication skills, how to function in teams, the…

Sustainability and the Built Environment

  Institution: University of Colorado Discipline: Engineering Title: Sustainability and the Built Environment Model: “Pure” – gain a better understanding of the importance of engineering in society, take into account the natural and non-natural environmental factors when creating engineering structures Rating: 5 out of 5 Sustainability and the Built Environment CVEN 4838/5838 INSTRUCTOR: Bernard Amadei, Professor of Civil Engineering Email: amadeigspot@colorado.edu Tel: 303 492 7734 Fax: 303 492 7317 Office: Engineering Center, ECOT 546 Office hours: M, W and F from 9 11 a.m. GUEST INSTRUCTOR: Jon Schulz, Consultant Tel: 303 841 5490 Email: jonrschulz@aol.com WEB SITE: http://ceae.colorado.edu/~amadei/CVEN4838 LECTURES: Tu…

Senior Participation in Engineering Projects in Community Service

Sem. I and 2, Class 1, lab. 2 Variable credit up to 2 hours/semester ELECTRICAL OR COMPUTER ENGINEERING CREDIT Prerequisite: Senior standing in Engineering At least the core curriculum for the BSEE degree if EE 490 is to be used to fulfill the Senior Design requirement for the BSEE degree. At least the core curriculum for the BSCmpE degree if EE 490 is to be used to fulfill the Senior Design requirement for the BSCmpE degree. Engineering Science: 0.0 credits Engineering Design: 1 or 2 credits Course Description: Together, the courses EPICS courses (EE 290, EE 390, and EE 490…

Civil Engineering, Traffic Flow Theory

1. Students in the class provide a needed service: The Millcreek Lion's Club and the County of Salt Lake have approached me requesting that I work with them to address traffic control problems in the Millcreek neighborhood. Traffic routed improperly has become a safety issue and has greatly contributed to the deterioration in the neighborhood especially for seniors and children. Too much traffic on neighborhood streets has cut off access by foot and isolated parts of the neighborhood from what used to be a more cohesive unit. 2. The service experience relates to the subject matter of the course: In traffic…

Design for the Environment

LEVEL: SophomoreNumber of credit hours: Three (3) semester credit hours COURSE GOALSThe primary goal of the course is for the students to conduct "An Assessment of Environmental Equity in the City of Harrisburg." The first objective is to have the students in Design for the Environment prepare a report that can be shared with the community on environmental equity in Harrisburg. The students will investigate four specific issues that will be identified with the help of community leaders. The students will complete a report and present their findings in oral and written forms. The second objective is to have the…

Introduction to Mechanical Engineering

LEVEL: Freshman4 Credit Hours (Quarter) COURSE GOAL: As the title of the course implies, this is normally the first engineering course that mechanical engineering students take at the University of SouthAlabama (USA). My goals are for the students to find out about the diverse disciplines of the mechanical engineering profession and to prepare them for success in studying mechanical engineering. A guiding principle in developing the course is "design-across-the-curriculum" — service-learning provides the context for students to learn and practice the design process as they carry out their design projects. There are five learning objectives for the students: (1) gain…

Field Applications in Mine Reclamation Science

TEXT: Restoration and Revegetation of Western Ranges and Wildlands, Steven B. Monson and Richard Stevens, Published by U.S.Forest Service. COURSE FORMAT Mine reclamation science will be covered from the starting point of native species seed harvesting from shrubs, forests, grasses, and trees. Guest lecturers from the mining industry, the U.S. Forest Service, the National Resources Conservation Service (formerly the Soil Conservation Service), the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the Utah Division of Wildlife, the Utah Division of Landscape Design, the Utah Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining, and several commercial seed harvesting and seed processing companies will provide instruction in…

Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems for Low Income Housing

PROJECT DESCRIPTION: The service integration project will be centered on a student-initiated concept of solar domestic hot water systems for low-income households. The system itself will be primarily constructed from recycled materials such as used domestic hot water tanks and wood components recovered from construction sites. (Several community businesses have already agreed to donate some of the essential components.) The specific system design constraints, criteria and solution specifications are located in the Appendix of this proposal. A prototype, along with a kit (consisting of system components and assembly instructions), of this system will be designed previously to the beginning of…

The Community Design Center Workshop

ARC 500-2 Community Design Center Workshop. (CDC)Advisor: Pamela Heintz, Center for Public and Community Service (CPCS)Leadership Intern: Joseph Ho (CDC), Brian Howells (CPCS)3 Credit Hours SCHEDULE: Monday – 6:00 – 9:00pmLOCATION: Room 302, Slocum Hall workshop/studio or otherwise as notedOFFICE HOURS: Office 417A Wednesday and Friday, 10:00am – 12:00am(Additional hours by appointment) The Community Design Center will operate out of room 302 in Slocum Hall. The room is outfitted with eight drawing tables, a conference table, files for research, slide projectors for presentations and a computer for word processing. The room is to be used specifically for projects undertaken within…