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CE 335    Engineering Mechanics of Soils

CE 336    Materials Science for Civil Engineers

CE 435    Foundation Engineering

CE 512    Soil Mechanics II

CE 597    Soil Dynamics

CE 597    Experimental Methods in Geotechnical and Materials Engineering

Please refer to http://www.engr.psu.edu/ce/CEE_courses.html for course syllabi.

 

 

 

Schreyer Institute for Teaching Excellence (http://www.schreyerinstitute.psu.edu/)

Teaching Grant (07/2012-06/2013), $8500

PIs: Dr. Tong Qiu, Dr. Todd Palmer

Building a Solid Foundation: The Development of On-Line Modules for Teaching the Fundamentals of Structural Metals to Civil and Environmental Engineering Students

Project Summary:

A series of media-rich on-line teaching modules covering structural metals and corrosion will be developed to support existing undergraduate courses in the CEE Department. These self-contained and interactive modules will include in-depth coverage of selected topics, additional reference material, practical examples, and self-testing tools. They will be designed with the intent of being integrated as learning tools for students interested in further exploration of basic materials-related topics introduced during class or as supplemental learning tools. Two modules will be developed:

Module 1. Structural Steel Processing and Properties

Module 2. Corrosion of Structural Metals

These topics are particularly relevant in addressing our aging infrastructure, and repair and maintenance issues will be the major challenge in our students' careers. Knowledge of structural metals along with a basic understanding of corrosion and its prevention will be critical. The need to cover a wide range of construction materials in limited instructional time leaves these topics inadequately addressed. These modules will fill a void in the current curriculum and better prepare our students for these challenges.