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Applied Engineering and Technology: Overview
Resources for Engineering Technology Faculty and Students
Selected New Books Available at the Van Houten Library
The Assessment of Learning in Engineering Education by John HeywoodExplores how we judge engineering education in order to effectively redesign courses and programs that will prepare new engineers for various professional and academic careers Shows how present approaches to assessment were shaped and what the future holds Analyzes the validity of teaching and judging engineering education Shows the integral role that assessment plays in curriculum design and implementation Examines the sociotechnical system's impact on engineering curricula
Call Number: TD485 .S6635 2017
Publication Date: 2016-04-11
Engineering Education by John HeywoodA synthesis of nearly 2,000 articles to help make engineersbetter educators While a significant body of knowledge has evolved in the fieldof engineering education over the years, much of the publishedinformation has been restricted to scholarly journals and has notfound a broad audience. This publication rectifies that situationby reviewing the findings of nearly 2,000 scholarly articles tohelp engineers become better educators, devise more effectivecurricula, and be more effective leaders and advocates incurriculum and research development. The author's first objective is to provide an illustrativereview of research and development in engineering education since1960. His second objective is, with the examples given, toencourage the practice of classroom assessment and research, andhis third objective is to promote the idea of curriculumleadership. The publication is divided into four main parts: Part I demonstrates how the underpinnings ofeducation?history, philosophy, psychology,sociology?determine the aims and objectives of the curriculumand the curriculum's internal structure, which integratesassessment, content, teaching, and learning Part II focuses on the curriculum itself, considering such keyissues as content organization, trends, and change. A chapter oninterdisciplinary and integrated study and a chapter on project andproblem-based models of curriculum are included Part III examines problem solving, creativity, and design Part IV delves into teaching, assessment, and evaluation,beginning with a chapter on the lecture, cooperative learning, andteamwork The book ends with a brief, insightful forecast of the future ofengineering education. Because this is a practical tool andreference for engineers, each chapter is self-contained and may beread independently of the others. Unlike other works in engineering education, which are generallyintended for educational researchers, this publication is writtennot only for researchers in the field of engineering education, butalso for all engineers who teach. All readers acquire a host ofpractical skills and knowledge in the fields of learning,philosophy, sociology, and history as they specifically apply tothe process of engineering curriculum improvement andevaluation.
Publication Date: 2005-11-11
Image Processing and Data Analysis with ERDAS IMAGINE® by Stacy A.C. Nelson; Siamak KhorramRemotely sensed data, in the form of digital images captured from spaceborne and airborne platforms, provide a rich analytical and observational source of information about the current status, as well as changes occurring in, on, and around the Earth's surface. The data products, or simply images processed from these platforms, provide an additional advantage in that geographic areas or regions of interest can be revisited on a regular cycle. This revisit cycle allows geospatial analysts and natural resource managers to explore changing conditions over time. Image Processing and Data Analysis with ERDAS IMAGINE® explains the principles behind the processing of remotely sensed data in a simple, easy to understand, and "how-to" format. Organized as a step-by-step guide with exercises adapted from original research and using publicly available imagery, such as NASA Landsat, ESA Sentinel-2, Orthophotos, and others, this book gives readers the ability to quickly gain the practical experience needed to navigate the ERDAS IMAGINE® software as well as learn certain applications in Esri's ArcMap ArcGIS for Desktop software and Quantum the GIS (QGIS) open source applications package. It also helps readers to easily move beyond the information presented in this book and tackle more advanced skills. Written by two professors with long experience in remote sensing and image processing, this book is a useful guide and reference for both undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, instructors, managers, and agency professionals who are involved in the study of Earth systems and the environment.
Publication Date: 2018-10-31
Advances in SAR Remote Sensing of Oceans by Xiaofeng Li (Editor); Huadong Guo (Editor); Kun-Shan Chen (Editor); Xiaofeng Yang (Editor)The oceans cover approximately 71% of Earth¿s surface, 90% of the biosphere and contains 97% of Earth¿s water. Since the first launch of SEASAT satellite in 1978, an increasing number of SAR satellites have or will become available, such as the European Space Agency¿s ERS-1/-2, ENVISAT, and Sentinel-1 series; the Canadian RADARSAT-1/-2 and the upcoming RADARSAT Constellation Mission series satellites; the Italian COSMO-SkyMed satellites, the German TERRASAR-X and TANDEM-X, and the Chinese GAOFEN-3 SAR, among others. Recently, European Space Agency has launched a new generation of SAR satellites, Sentinel-1A in 2014 and Sentinel-1B in 2016. These SAR satellites provide researchers with free and open SAR images necessary to carry out their research on the global oceans. The scope of Advances in SAR Remote Sensing of Oceans is to demonstrate the types of information that can be obtained from SAR images of the oceans, and the cutting-edge methods needed for analysing SAR images. Written by leading experts in the field, and divided into four sections, the book presents the basic principles of radar backscattering from the ocean surface; introduces the recent progresses in SAR remote sensing of dynamic coastal environment and management; discusses the state-of-the-art methods to monitor parameters or phenomena related to the dynamic ocean environment; and deals specifically with new techniques and findings of marine atmospheric boundary layer observations. Advances in SAR Remote Sensing of Oceans is a very comprehensive and up-to-date reference intended for use by graduate students, researchers, practitioners, and R&D engineers working in the vibrant field of oceans, interested to understand how SAR remote sensing can support oceanography research and applications.