[+] Author and Article Information
J. Michael McCarthy

Irvine, CA

J. Mech. Des 129(7), 653 (Jul 01, 2007) (1 page) doi:10.1115/1.2747542 History:

I am honored to present this special issue on Design Engineering Education. As I have become more involved in student competition projects, I find that I am more concerned than ever about what our students are learning. I can test their understanding of mechanical advantage, material properties and stress analysis, but what about the research, drawing, purchasing, coordinating, assembly, testing and reworking involved team engineering.

Clearly without the fundamentals nothing else matters, but then when the fundamentals are in place the rest of this must happen effectively for engineering to be successful. In the past our industry colleagues would teach these details, but the demands of the modern marketplace are making them less patient with our students' inexperience. This is one of many challenges that I believe research in design engineering education can address to our benefit as researchers, educators and engineers.

Please welcome this new contribution to research in mechanical design.

Copyright © 2007 by American Society of Mechanical Engineers
This article is only available in the PDF format.





Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related Journal Articles
Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In