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Reamon, Derek Teaching Professor

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Research

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  • Dr. Reamon's research currently focuses on investigation of altruistic design projects, and the impact that project type has on student learning. He is also working on analyzing Spatial Visualization interventions in first-year projects.

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  • engineering education, design education, hands-on learning, learning assessment, project based service learning, altruistic design, STEM teaching

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Teaching

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  • GEEN 3024 - Materials Science for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Examines structure, properties, processing and uses of metallic, polymeric, ceramic and composite materials. Specific topics covered include perfect and imperfect solids, phase equilibria, transformation kinetics, mechanical and electrical behavior and failure modes. Approach incorporates both materials science and materials engineering applications. Formerly GEEN 2024.
  • GEEN 3830 - Special Topics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Explores topics of interest in engineering. Content varies by instructor and semester.
  • GEEN 3852 - Thermodynamics for Engineers
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018
    Explores fundamental concepts and basic theory, including first and second laws of thermodynamics, properties, states, thermodynamic functions and cycles. Links theory and application with labs and a design project involving a functioning thermodynamic process. Same as MCEN 3012.
  • MCEN 2043 - Dynamics
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Covers dynamic behavior of particle systems and rigid bodies; 2-D and 3-D kinematics and kinetics; impulse, momentum, potential, and kinetic energy; and work, collision, and vibration.
  • MCEN 3025 - Component Design
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Application of mechanics and materials science to the detailed design of various machine elements including shafts, bearings, gears, brakes, springs, and fasteners. Emphasizes application and open-ended design problems.
  • MCEN 4085 - Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2020
    Second part of a two-course capstone design experience in mechanical engineering. Includes refinement of prototype, design optimization, fabrication, testing, and evaluation. Students orally present the final design and prepare a written report and operation manual for the product. GEEN-BS and GEEN-BSEPL students are not required to complete MCEN 4026.
  • MCEN 4115 - Mechatronics and Robotics I
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Focuses on design and construction of microprocessor-controlled electro-mechanical systems. Lectures review critical circuit topics, introduce microprocessor architecture and programming, discuss sensor and actuator component selection, robotic systems and design strategies for complex, multi-system devices. Lab work reinforces lectures and allows hands-on experience with robotic design. Students must design and build an autonomous robotic device. Project expenses may be incurred ($50 maximum). Same as MCEN 5115.
  • MCEN 5115 - Mechatronics and Robotics I
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Focuses on design and construction of microprocessor-controlled electro-mechanical systems. Lectures review critical circuit topics, introduce microprocessor architecture and programming, discuss sensor and actuator component selection, robotic systems and design strategies for complex, multi-system devices. Lab work reinforces lectures and allows hands-on experience with robotic design. Students must design and build an autonomous robotic device. Project expenses may be incurred ($50 maximum). Same as MCEN 4115.

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