ERIC Number: ED051786
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Reference Count: 0
Fundamentals of Composite Materials for Undergraduate Engineering--A Filmed Presentation. Final Report.
Busching, Herbert W.
Curricula in undergraduate engineering have not adequately reflected present usage and knowledge of composite materials (types of rock and organic matter in which structurally dissimilar materials are combined). Wide usage of composites is expected to increase the importance of this class of materials and the need for more substantive exposure to the uses and mechanics of composite materials at the undergraduate level. The purpose of the project described in this report was to produce a 22-minute instructional film that would enhance curricula in composite materials and to involve students in a mission-oriented project. Classes divided into 3-man teams assumed major responsibility for planning, researching, filming, and narrating parts of the film. Two semesters and 2 summer sessions were used for filming and initial editing. Evaluation of the project will continue as the film is shown, but most of the students and the instructor already consider the experience worthwhile and rewarding. The Appendix contains the substance of the film. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Clemson Univ., SC.