Computer-aided-engineering (CAE) software tools are essential components of the modern design process, improving productivity and complex problem-solving. Helping students learn what tools are available to them early in their academic careers can inspire passion for engineering, resulting in a larger group of creative and relevant graduates entering the workforce. In this class, we will discuss how modern students learn and why it is essential to move beyond the textbook to bridge the gap between theoretical and practical application. Discover how mobile apps enable students to perform simulation and engineering calculations right from their Apple® iPads®, with Autodesk® ForceEffect™ for static systems analysis and the Autodesk® ForceEffect™ Motion for mechanical systems. Learn how easy it is to use these apps and integrate them into your classroom to capture student interest and attention, while linking them to the basic concepts presented in traditional textbooks.
Educators, faculty, and administrators who are directly engaged in teaching design and engineering programs in post-secondary education
Janice is the Education Program Manager for Secondary Education within Autodesk, where she executes scalable programs while maintaining a keen ear to the needs and challenges students and faculty face today. She most recently launched the Autodesk Simulation Workshop at www.autodesk.com/simulationworkshop. Janice has held roles in both the Manufacturing Industry Group and Worldwide Education at Autodesk, focusing on global projects. She served as Director of Education at an M&E ATC in Florida, where she developed custom training programs for partnerships including Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NASA, Herman Miller, and Disney. Early in her career Janice was a DVD Author and Producer, and also worked as a freelance Audio Engineer. She earned a Master of Arts degree in Telecommunication from Michigan State University with a specialization in Interactive Design & Technology, and spent four years teaching in the department where she discovered her passion for working with students.
Transformation of engineering education has been a recent concern in the education and industry communities, with a call to integrate "science" and "application" through design. With health topping today’s issues, design of medical devices has become a major candidate for design applications to be taught to engineering undergraduates. This class describes the preparation and the delivery of an education module where rigorous subjects such as kinematics and strength of materials are taught in the context of designing medical devices. Autodesk® ForceEffect™ and Autodesk® ForceEffect™ Motion software are used to introduce concepts such as force and moment, and Autodesk® Inventor® Professional software is used to develop, simulate, and manufacture the devices designed by the students. This class covers a general design concept, followed by a case study that details design of a tissue microarrayer. This approach, due to its contextual nature, is also applicable to industry training centers.