Mechanical Engineering design Pedagogical research lab
The MERGE (MEchanical engineeRing desiGn pEdagogy) Lab was founded in 2019 as a focal point for investigating novel methods of instruction for mechanical design courses. Leveraging the large enrollment of the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, we are able to perform studies focusing on improving assessment of student outcomes while minimizing faculty overload. Our group teaches a variety of Sophomore through Senior level courses, focusing on teaching design methodology and teaching students methods to implement design style problem solving even in theory focused courses.
MERGE Lab Co-PI has been awarded as a subcontractor through Santa Fe’s DOE Educational Talent Search program. Educational Talent Search is a federally funded U.S. Department of Education grant program that provides college access information and assistance to first generation,… Read More
The MERGE lab has returned from the American Society of Engineering Education Southeast Section Conference where we presented on the UF way of instructing mechanical engineering design and our implementation of PDM as an instructional tool. We would like to… Read More
Thank you Dr. Carl Crane for re-homing the department CMM to the Mechanical Design lab. Students immediately took to the machine to inspect parts coming off the machine. We’re incredibly grateful to be adding this new capability to our lab.
Students from all over the globe traveled to TU Berlin to participate in their Summer University Program. Fifteen University of Florida students participated with their peers from over a dozen different countries in courses on Precision Engineering, Design, and Technical… Read More