Hands-on approach to green design in an introductory engineering class

Rebecca L. Lankey, Cliff Ian Davidson

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Abstract

A hands-on group project for the first-year course Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering which acquaints students with the concepts of green design was implemented. The goals of the project were to teach students the basic ideas of life cycle analysis and environmentally conscious decision-making and to encourage them to think about how products are designed. To examine the effectiveness of this project, a detailed survey was conducted to the students after the completion of the project. Results show that the project allowed students to discover for themselves the challenges of designing a product to be environmentally benign. This project can be modified using other appliances.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages1201-1205
Number of pages5
Volume3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1997 27th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education. Part 3 (of 3) - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Duration: Nov 5 1997Nov 8 1997

Other

OtherProceedings of the 1997 27th Annual Conference on Frontiers in Education. Part 3 (of 3)
CityPittsburgh, PA, USA
Period11/5/9711/8/97

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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    Lankey, R. L., & Davidson, C. I. (1997). Hands-on approach to green design in an introductory engineering class. In Proceedings - Frontiers in Education Conference (Vol. 3, pp. 1201-1205). IEEE Computer Society.