What do engineers need to know: On the economics of product design, supply chain, and manufacturing

Morgan M. Hynes, Adam R. Carberry, Jennifer Bekki, Micah Lande, Ann McKenna

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Abstract

This paper reports on a study that investigated whether a five-session product dissection intervention that of a common dental floss dispenser effectively improved students' ability to consider economic factors in engineering. The study took place within a first-year introduction to engineering design course at a large southwestern public university. The students (N=108) participated in a specially designed product dissection intervention over the course of five class sessions completing both pretest and posttest design scenarios. The scenarios were designed to gage the extent to which the students included economic factors as important considerations before developing a solution. The analysis of the pre- and posttest results showed a statistically significant positive gain in the number of economic factors students listed as important to consider.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationResearch in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2013
Pages460-465
Number of pages6
StatePublished - Dec 1 2013
Event2013 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2013 - Putrajaya, Malaysia
Duration: Jul 4 2013Jul 6 2013

Publication series

NameResearch in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2013

Other

Other2013 Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2013
CountryMalaysia
CityPutrajaya
Period7/4/137/6/13

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education

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    Hynes, M. M., Carberry, A. R., Bekki, J., Lande, M., & McKenna, A. (2013). What do engineers need to know: On the economics of product design, supply chain, and manufacturing. In Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2013 (pp. 460-465). (Research in Engineering Education Symposium, REES 2013).