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Title: Designing a Software Environment for Visual Learning in Introductory Chemical Engineering Classes PDF
Url: http://search.asee.org/search/fetch?url=file%3A%2F%2Flocalhost%2FE%3A...
Creator: Brown, Jonathan
Hundhausen, Christopher
Zollars, Richard
Publisher: American Society for Engineering Education
Description: The material and energy balance class is frequently the gateway class in chemical engineering. Statistics over the past 23 years at this school show that 35% of the students who enroll in the material/energy balance class either fail, withdraw, or receive a grade lower than a C. A large majority of these (66%) never complete their chemical engineering degree. The students who fail to successfully complete the material/energy balance class show a wide variety of academic abilities, as measured by SAT scores or high school GPA. However, the academic abilities of those students who fail to successfully complete the material/energy balance class and those who successfully complete the class are virtually identical. For example, in the Fall Semester of 2007 the students that failed to successfully complete the material and energy balance course had a cumulative GPA of 3.06 versus 2.95 for those that did successfully complete the class. The SAT scores for these two groups were 1265 versus 1300, respectively. The standard deviation for the GPA was 0.50 while that for the SAT scores was 70. Why, then, do 35% of our students fail to complete the material and energy balance course?
LC Classification: Bibliography. Library science. Information resources (General) -- Subject bibliography -- Education -- Special topics, A-Z -- Engineering education
Education -- Theory and practice of education -- Educational psychology -- Learning -- Apperception -- Visual learning
Technology -- Chemical technology -- Chemical engineering
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Vocational Education -- Trade and industrial
Date Issued: 2008
Resource Type: Instructional Materials
Reading Materials
Science Materials
Teaching Guides
Format: pdf
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Secondary Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
University Second Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Rights: American Society for Engineering Education
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2009-10-13 03:00:03 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-06-06 14:55:55 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Center
Source: National Center for Manufacturing Education
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