Host: Japanese Society for Engineering Education
Name : JSEE Annual Conference International Session
Number : 2013
Location : Niigata University
Date : August 29, 2013 - August 30, 2013
In order to innovate rather than just make incremental change to a product, engineers need a deep understanding of the science of materials. Engineering students, therefore, especially those who are not materials specialists, should be given the basic scientific knowledge and vocabulary to equip them to choose and use materials wisely. A connection must be made between the materials properties in which engineers are interested and the underlying science. In this study, a visual approach has been taken. Charts showing how atomic characteristics relate to materials properties have been created using the elements database in CES EduPack, (a world-leading materials teaching resource). Characteristics of the elements in the Periodic table are illustrated and other teaching examples for fundamental subjects are suggested.