(588d) ChE Summer School Revisited: Course-Specific Applications of Active Learning Techniques

Bullard, L. G., North Carolina State University
Bayles, T., Mississippi State University
Silverstein, D. L., University of Kentucky
Visco, D. P. Jr., University of Akron

Chemical engineering faculty members, whether they are new to the profession or experienced educators, are often asked to teach a core course that they have not taught before. Many instructors would like to take the time required to come up with some new ideas to revolutionize the course in ways which engage students and maximize learning. The realities of the responsibilities of a faculty position often pose a significant challenge to accomplishing this goal, especially for young faculty. To aid in achieving the goal of improved quality of instruction in chemical engineering core courses, this paper summarizes the authors’ selection of the most effective, innovative approaches reported recently in the literature or discussed at previous conferences for chemical engineering courses. This material was initially presented at the 2007 and 2012 ASEE Summer Schools for Chemical Engineering Faculty. The challenges associated with particular courses and solutions successfully applied to address those challenges are also described. Courses covered during the summer school workshops include mass and energy balances, separations, introductory thermo, transport, solution thermodynamics, kinetics and reactor design, process control, and process/product design.  This presentation will cover a subset of these topics.



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