The picture on the right represents one of my proudest

accomplishments: teaching a course with an integrated lab and  blended learning. This enabled deep and high level learning.

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The university/college learning experience should engage students so that they can apply what they have learned in new contexts. Appropriately using technology in a cost-effective manner can help ensure such learning occurs. This website is a summary of my efforts to date. As of 1/27/2019 there are three pages. This allows you to see the courses from a student perspective. I hope you find this content useful and we can work together to improve the resources shown and the overall university/college

learning experience .

Sincerely, Mark A. Palmer PhD PE

IME-301 Engineering Materials Students will learn how to specify suitable materials for a given application based on mechanical properties determined from experimental data. The selection of alternative metals, ceramics, polymers and composites, and the management of materials properties to satisfy design requirements will be discussed. Students will see how processing changes structure and how this change in structure affects the mechanical properties of materials. Students will be expected to communicate their findings in oral, written and visual form.

IME-100 Interdisciplinary Design and Manufacturing This introductory class exposes students to basic design principles, the materials of manufacture, their structure and properties, and methods of processing them into everyday products. A laboratory experience provides hands-on experience in many of these processes. A second laboratory provides experience in mechanical design and electrical and computer manufacturing.

IME-601 Fundamentals of Manufacturing Engrg A general overview of the field of Manufacturing Engineering is provided in this course. Topics introduced include: various manufacturing processes, materials, quality assurance, quality control, safety, ISO/QS 9000, process and facilities planning, project management, and lean manufacturing. This course is delivered entirely via the internet.

MECH-212 Mechanics of Materials The fundamental topics of this course include: normal and shear stress and strain, Hooke.s law, Poisson.s ratio, generalized Hooke.s law, axial translation, torsion of circular bars, angle of twist, bending of beams, flexure formula, flexural shear stress, beam deflections, combined stresses, transformation of stresses, Mohr.s circle, statically indeterminate problems, columns. The use of basic computational tools will be introduced at the end of several lecture modules including: axial loading, torsional loading, and flexural loading. Homework and design projects will be assigned.