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ERIC Number: ED522218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Expose Mechanical Engineering Students to Biomechanics Topics
Shen, Hui
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 1 p39-45 2011
To adapt the focus of engineering education to emerging new industries and technologies nationwide and in the local area, a biomechanics module has been developed and incorporated into a mechanical engineering technical elective course to expose mechanical engineering students at ONU (Ohio Northern University) to the biomedical engineering topics. In this module, lectures have been offered focusing on the introduction of biomechanics concepts and the correlation between the human body and engineering systems. Application of engineering theories in the biomechanics field was discussed through reviewing research papers and a hands-on project, which requires the design of different structures simulating the human body using an advanced structures set. This module helps to increase diversity and gives a broader application of the engineering theories and skills. It also helps to prepare engineer students at ONU in the healthcare industry. In addition, it offers opportunity to increase the number of women engineers who pursue traditional engineering programs like mechanical engineering. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio