Lessons from Blending Electrospraying for Cultivating the Students' Ability of Resolving Complicated Engineering Problems
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- Engineering education; Blending electrospraying; Complex engineering problems; Undergraduate student
The ability of solving complicated engineering problem is very important for undergraduate students who major in materials science and engineering and want to become excellent engineers. However, how to train them and develop their problem-solving ability poses a big challenge for their teachers. The key is to choose suitable teaching materials, which should be full of interesting but complex engineering problems. In this paper, an advanced nanotechnology-blending electrospraying is explored as a model. A series of complicated engineering problems are refined by implementing a whole electrospray process, which includes the preparation of working fluids, optimization of experimental parameters, systematic characterization of electrospray nanoparticles, and potential commercial applications. These problems not only act as the effective teaching materials to promote students to master this advanced nanotechnology, but also are developed to cultivate their capability of resolving complicated engineering problems. This means that one thing will kill two birds with one stone. This paper shows innovative ways for the applications of advanced technologies in engineering teaching in higher education.
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TY - CONF AU - Xinkuan Liu AU - Xinyi Lu AU - Yuan Hou AU - Kai Cui AU - Dengguang Yu PY - 2018/06 DA - 2018/06 TI - Lessons from Blending Electrospraying for Cultivating the Students' Ability of Resolving Complicated Engineering Problems BT - Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 582 EP - 585 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-18.2018.128 DO - 10.2991/icmess-18.2018.128 ID - Liu2018/06 ER -