Tom Eppes, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering, CETA; Ivana Milanovic, associate professor of mechanical engineering, CETA; and Ingrid Russell, professor of Computer Science, A&S, presented a paper at the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) EDUCON 2011 conference, which took place in Amman, Jordan, from April 4-6.
The EDUCON 2011 conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for academic, research, and industrial collaboration by presenting the newest research results and practical showcases on teaching methods, practical experiences, and research towards the future of global engineering education, attracting participants from all over the world.
The paper, "Multiphysics Modeling with High Priority Research Applications," describes an engineering course that covers the methods and techniques of multiphysics modeling. Students become active participants in analysis and discovery by being challenged to solve a sequence of problems related to high priority technology areas. Projects range from power systems and thermal control of habitats to autonomous flight systems and harsh environment electronics. Working in a cooperative learning environment, teams encounter a series of assignments that build on existing skills while gradually expanding their knowledge and expertise in disciplines outside of their own.