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Engineering and Art: Putting the EA in STEAM

Engineering and Art: Putting the EA in STEAM
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Author(s): Sara B. Smith (Goose Creek High School, USA)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 16
Source title: Cases on Models and Methods for STEAM Education
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Judith Ann Bazler (Monmouth University, USA) and Meta Lee Van Sickle (College of Charleston, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-9631-8.ch012

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Abstract

This chapter discusses challenges faced by first year pre-engineering students. Also discussed are several topics taught within the curriculum including: the engineering design process, sketching, measurement, the elements and principles of design, and three-dimensional modeling. The chapter proposes a design project for engineering students that would tie all of these concepts together to provide an additional learning opportunity for students and more relevant practice of skills like isometric sketching, creating three-dimensional computer-aided design models, and measurement. Samples of student work from the project are included.

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