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Meeting MS&T22: Materials Science & Technology
Symposium Curricular Innovations and Continuous Improvement of Academic Programs (and Satisfying ABET along the Way): The Elizabeth Judson Memorial Symposium
Presentation Title Teaching Glass across Disciplines at Alfred University
Author(s) Alexis Clare, Jessica Domino, Doris Möncke, Angus Powers, Darren Stohr, S.K. Sundaram
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Doris Möncke
Abstract Scope Interdisciplinary undergraduate teaching has a long tradition at Alfred University, with one favorite class being GlassArtEngine, where students from Art and Engineering work together on glass projects, ranging from developing new colors to stronger glasses, to the use of only natural materials or fusing glasses to other materials. During the spring semester 2022, we also offered an interdisciplinary elective on Natural Glasses for students from Engineering, Art, Science, and Geology. With help from a TA and faculty, students were able to determine the transition temperature of glasses and confirm the amorphous nature of samples, e.g. obsidians, the skeleton of a deep-sea sponge, lightning (fulgurites) or impact (tektite) glasses, even amber. Elemental and structural analysis (IR, Raman) was complemented by a deep dive into the literature. Some students even chose to remelt their own glasses, e.g. space glass with a composition found on Mars. Both classes conclude with a final exhibition
Proceedings Inclusion? Undecided

OTHER PAPERS PLANNED FOR THIS SYMPOSIUM

ABET and Continuous Improvement: What's New, and Q&A
Assisting Curation of Open-Source Textbook with Natural Language Processing
Helping to Prepare Students for Communicating in the Professional World
Inclusive Pedagogy in Introductory Materials Science Courses
Introducing Students to the Importance of Materials in Sustainability
Investigating the Effects of Different Instructional Methods on Student Performance and Satisfaction in Online Learning
Machine Learning and Data Science in the MSE Undergraduate Program
Preparing Engineering Students to Work in and Design Solutions for Diverse Populations
Teaching Glass across Disciplines at Alfred University
Technical Communication: Graduate Student Training via Regular Reporting within I/UCRCs
The Material Science Core: A Need to Align Worldviews?

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