Premier Courseware of 1997
Virtual Disk Drive Design Studio, The Electric Drill Stack: Case Study of the Black by & Decker CD 2000 Cordless Hand Drill and Bicycle Dissection and Mars Navigator: An Interactive CD Program about Mars, Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, and JPL Mars Missions were announced as the Premier Courseware of 1997.
Virtual Disk Drive Design Studio
David Yu and Alice M. Agogino, University of California, BerkeleyThe Virtual Disk Drive Design studio provides an immersive, virtual design environment in which the learner designs ACME Engineering’s newest disk drive. By designing the disk drive according to the provided specifications, the user first learns the key features and functionality of hard disk drives and then learns about the design trade-offs required to meet the specifications.
Electric Drill Stack: Case Study of the Black & Decker CD 2000 Cordless Hand Drill and Bicycle Dissection and Bicycle Dissection
Sheri D. Sheppard, Sian Tan, and Jack Hong and Sheri D. Sheppard and Melissa ReganThe Drill Stack and Bicycle Dissection support hands-on dissection activities designed to help students understand the components and functionality of two common items — the typical hand drill and bicycle. The courseware include textual explanations, animated schematic drawings and cross-sectional drawings.
Mars Navigator: An Interactive CD Program about Mars, Aerospace Engineering, Astronomy, and JPL Mars Missions
Kurt Gramoll, Jason Charlton, Kelvin Raharja, Mike Weaver, Justin Tenisci, and Chet VeriganMars Navigator provides a wealth of timely information about NASA’s missions to Mars and has been a popular outreach tool in the K-12 community. It includes a variety of information from basic astronomy to mission planning to spacecraft design.
About the Premier Award
The Premier Award for Excellence in Engineering Education Courseware was developed by NEEDS—A Digital Library for Engineering Education, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., and the Synthesis Coalition to recognize high-quality, non-commercial courseware designed to enhance engineering education.