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Davis, Melissa Christine





courses taught

  • ARSC 1400 - MASP Coseminar: Chemistry 1 & 2
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Supplements and strengthens student experiences in chemistry. Allows particularly gifted students an opportunity to extend their understanding of the subject and to explore possible careers in science. May be repeated up to 2 total credit hours.
  • CHEM 1113 - General Chemistry 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019 / Spring 2020
    Intended for first-semester students whose academic plans require advanced work in chemistry. Subjects: components of matter, stolchiometry, classes of reactions, gases, thermochemistry, atomic structure, electron configuration, chemical bonding, molecular shapes, covalent bonding, organic compounds, intermolecular forces, equilibrium. Department enforced prerequsites: one year high school chemistry or CHEM 1021 (min grade C-); high school math through pre-calculus. Not recommended for students with grades below B- in CHEM 1021. Department enforced corequsite: CHEM 1114. Not open to engineering students with exception of EPEN majors. Credit not granted for this course and CHEM 1400 or CHEN 1211.
  • GEEN 1400 - Engineering Projects
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    First-year students solve real engineering design problems in interdisciplinary teams. Design projects vary by section. Curriculum focuses on iterative design process, teamwork and team dynamics, supporting design with testing and analysis, and technical writing. Completed projects are exhibited at an end-of-semester design expo. Students responsible for contributing towards their design project budget and poster costs, and purchasing safety glasses (approximately $75).
  • GEEN 2010 - Engineering Tools and Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Taught by engineering faculty, this course utilizes active learning pedagogies to connect math content to engineering problems (across multiple disciplines) by using real engineering tools. Students are introduced to circuits, multimeters, oscilloscopes, sensors and more. They learn to program in MATLAB (no previous programming experience necessary). Students work collaboratively with other students to collect and analyze experimental data. There is one lecture, one mixed lecture/hands-on problem session, and one lab period each week.
  • MSEN 5000 - Fundamentals of Materials Science and Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Discusses fundamental topics in materials science and engineering.
  • MSEN 5370 - Materials Thermodynamics
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Fall 2018
    Reviews thermodynamics fundamentals and applies them to understand the chemical, thermal and mechanical behavior of materials. Examines equations of state, solution theory, equilibrium diagrams and phase changes.
  • MSEN 5919 - Special Topics in MSE
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Offers an opportunity for special topics in MSE. Subject arrangement to fit the needs of the program. May be repeated up to 10 total credit hours.