Monday, August 17, 2015

CETA Faculty - Milanovic and Eppes Publish a Paper.

Milanovic and Eppes Publish a Paper at the ASME–JSME–KSME Joint Fluids Engineering Conference

Posted 08/17/2015
Category: Accolades

Ivana Milanovic, professor of mechanical engineering, CETA, and Tom Eppes, professor of electrical engineering, CETA, published a paper at the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) — the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) — the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME) Joint Fluids Engineering (AJK) conference last month in Seoul, South Korea.

The paper, "Improving Student Readiness for Inquiry-Based Learning," documents a four-year long experience aimed at improving student readiness to engage in research. A key ingredient has been the development of a multidisciplinary modeling course that integrates four teaching and learning strategies. Preceded by two sets of scaffolded projects, the course culminates with an inquiry-based learning (IBL) assignment on a topic that is relevant and supported by mentoring. Benefits include the development of modeling skills marketable to external entities, presentations at the University colloquia and symposia, peer-reviewed conference or journal papers, and application software releases. This paper describes the course structure, its evolution over time to meet various challenges, and provides examples of student work.

Milanovic also co-organized the 16th Symposium on Fundamental Issues and Perspectives in Fluid Mechanics. Milanovic additionally chaired session on Models, Methods, and Technologies in Fluid Engineering Education. This marked the 12th year of her activities on the Fluid Mechanics Technical Committee co-organizing symposia, forums and poster sessions.

The first Joint FED conference of three societies, ASME, JSME and KSME, was held in Hamamatsu, Japan in July 2011. This first conference aimed to provide an international forum for the global and industry–academia–government collaboration to find answers in wide-ranging and complex problems. As a continuation of this series of the joint conference, the second ASME–JSME–KSME Joint Conference on Fluids Engineering was held in Seoul, South Korea, in July 2015 with the theme of "Advanced Fluids Engineering for Technical Innovation and Economic Impact on our Global Society." The AJK conference brought together international researchers and engineers focusing on fluid flow in a variety of applications. The objectives of the meeting were to provide a forum for the presentation of state-of-the-art research and opportunities for technical interactions among participants.

The first author gratefully acknowledges support provided by Educational Technology and WELFund grants.

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