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CEE at Rowan University

  1. 1. Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rowan University
  2. 2. Civil engineers build the world's infrastructure. In doing so, they shape the history of nations around the world.
  3. 3. ABET Accreditation • Program is accredited till 30 September 2013 • Last visit in Fall 2006 • Program strengths – Outstanding faculty, Clinic program, Class Size, Resources
  4. 4. CEE Facts • Small Class Sizes • Faculty taught classes • Our students are First generation NJ students • Problem solvers • Innovative Curriculum • Capable • Undergraduate research communicators experiences • Entrepreneurial • Contemporary • Multidisciplinary • Global • Total ~ 125
  5. 5. CEE CURRICULUM HALLMARKS • Innovative • Contemporary • Global • Hands-on • Unique research experiences for undergraduates • Student centered • Community centered • Poised to handle the identified NAE Engineering Challenges
  6. 6. Engineering Clinics The clinic delivers on the following goals of the Rowan curriculum: • Hands on – Have students use what they’re learning about. • Integrated – Demonstrate correlations with supporting course work. • Multidisciplinary – Involve students as a community of problem solvers. • Teamwork – Emphasize the advantage of effective teaming. • Communication – Develop excellent oral and written communication skills. • Entrepreneurial – Reinforce value-based engineering. • Contextual – Help students understand the big picture.
  7. 7. Fall Courses Spring Courses CEE First Year Freshman Engineering Clinic I (2) Freshman Engineering Clinic II (2) Composition I (3) Introduction to Scientific Programming (3) Curriculum Calculus I (4) Calculus II (4) General Education Course (3) General Education Course (3) Adv College Chemistry I (4) Physics I (4) Hours = 16 Hours = 16 Total Second Year Sophomore Engineering Clinic I (4) Sophomore Engineering Clinic II (4) Math for Eng. Analysis I (4) Math for Eng. Analysis II (4) Hours = 131 Adv College Chemistry II or Physics II (4) Surveying & Engineering Graphics (4) Statics (2) Dynamics (2) Civil Engineering Systems (3) Solid Mechanics (2) Hours = 17 Hours = 16 Third Year Junior Engineering Clinic I (2) Junior Engineering Clinic II (2) Structural Analysis and Design (3) Analysis and Design of Steel Frames (3) Environmental Engineering I (3) Environmental Engineering II (3) Fluid Mechanics I (2) Water Resources Engineering (4) Material Science (2) Transportation Engineering (3) Civil Engineering Materials (2) Geotechnical Engineering (3) Microeconomics (3) Hours = 17 Hours = 17 Fourth Year Senior Engineering Clinic I (2) Senior Engineering Clinic II (2) Civil Engineering Design Project I (2) Civil Engineering Design Project II (2) Civil Engineering Practice (3) CEE Elective (3) CEE Elective (3) CEE Elective (3) CEE Elective Technical Elective (3) General Education Course (3) General Education Course (3) Hours =16 Hours =16
  8. 8. Engineering Clinics Research Unique experience with open- ended projects Projects are typically funded by federal, state, local and private agencies/organizations Vertically integrated with the graduate program Funding Agencies NSF, WERF, FAA, FHA NJDEP, NJDOT, RIDOT, NYSDOT, NJMDVA Utilities (Water, Wastewater, Energy)
  9. 9. INNOVATIVE EDUCATION Project uses a living system to teach science and engineering principles. New Jersey Academy for Aquatic Sciences and Cumberland County College are partners in this innovative endeavor. Students are instrumenting a marine aquarium at NJAAS to display water quality data and images on the web. Also aiding CCC to develop their freshman course in Introduction to Engineering.
  10. 10. DIGITAL IMAGING ACROSS THE CURRICULUM NSF funding allowed us to integrate digital imaging experiences throughout the Civil Engineering curriculum. Topics include • Pipeline Industry • Pollutant Transport • Material analysis • Structural Properties Pollutant Transport in Sand
  11. 11. ALTERNATIVE ENERGY CEE faculty have engaged students in researching use of alternate energy sources in buildings to make them energy efficient or become “green buildings”. Projects are funded by NJDMAVA, utilities and private companies.
  12. 12. Engineers Without Borders Engineering Innovators Without Borders The CEE program is invested in cultivating compassion for poor and developing communities Dr. B. Sukumaran along with a team of students Dr. Jess W. Everett along with the has developed a manually operated pedal EWB student chapter members powered grain crusher to process anything went to La Ceiba, to map the from corn to barley. The bike powered grain town, measure water quality crusher has been adopted by the Dhan parameters, and identify possible Foundation in India for manufacturing and sites for a town well and tank. piloting to help poor communities.
  13. 13. Global Issues • Study Abroad • International Research Experiences • Community Service
  14. 14. Leaders in K-12 Outreach • Project Lead the Way • Engineering Clinics for Teachers • Engineers on Wheels • Attracting Women into Engineering • High School Scholars Program