JSEE Annual Conference International Session Proceedings
Online ISSN : 2424-1466
Print ISSN : 2189-8936
ISSN-L : 2189-8936
2013 JSEE Annual Conference
Session ID : W-11
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W-11 Motivating Students to Learn about the Science of Materials
K. ArimotoH. MeliaM.F. Ashby
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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.

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