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K-State Today

August 11, 2017



Chemical engineering faculty awarded best poster at ASEE meeting

By Ryan Hansen

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Ryan Hansen, assistant professor of chemical engineering, recently received a best poster award after presenting an educational poster at the 2017 American Society for Engineering Education, or ASEE, Chemical Engineering Summer School at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Hansen's poster, "Using Active Research Problems for POGIL-Based Homework Assignments in Transport Phenomena," described efforts to integrate real research problems into open-ended group assignments in engineering courses, allowing faculty to engage students in their research while also enabling them to learn fundamental engineering concepts. Hansen presented data and results describing an active research problem that he assigned to junior-level chemical engineering students in his Transport Phenomena II, CHE 531, course last spring. The poster content will be considered for an invited paper in Chemical Engineering Education.

The American Society for Engineering Education Chemical Engineering Summer School is a five-day workshop that provides early career faculty members in chemical engineering with resources for improved teaching. It also provides a forum for networking with other faculty. The summer school takes place once every five years, and more than 160 participants and 70 workshop presenters participated this year.

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