Bringing Outreach into the Engineering Classroom: A Heat and Mass Transfer Class Project
For their course project, students enrolled in the Mass & Heat Transfer course at U-M, in groups of four, were asked to design an original experiment that would be suitable for a high school teacher to use in introducing a mass or heat transfer principle/concept to students in her/his class. Groups were asked to design their experiment such that it can serve to attract high school students to Chemical Engineering. Experimental design was subject to the following constraints: (i) experiment must be feasible; (ii) materials/setup cost for the experiment must not exceed $25 and; (iii) designed experiment must be easily set up in a high school classroom. Each group presented an in-class demonstration (demo) of their experiment at the end of the semester to a diverse audience students and teachers from the Ypsilanti School District. High teachers can access information about student designs for reproduction in their class using the links below.
This activity was funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation (EEC-0824182) to Dr. Eniola-Adefeso.
|Liquid-Liquid Extraction of Iodine
Alfred Chung, Ben Krekeler, Kegan Lovelace,
and Ali Moughania
|Molecular Diffusion Through a Porous Medium
Steve Cavnar, Marc Sehgal, Anthony Martus,
and Abdullah Awamleh
|Once You Pop You Can't Stop
Alexander Harris, Aubrey A. Parker, Huey Shann Sue,
and Jenny S. Ou
|Thermal Conductivity Experiment
Eric Chuang, Vincent Husaini, Deandre Reagins,
and Marc Singer