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This workshop will address the how and why of integrating failure case studies into introductory engineering, engineering mechanics, civil engineering, and other types of engineering courses. The focus is on using the case studies to improve student engagement and learning, as demonstrated through a number of extended examples. Assessment methods and results will be presented, along with ways that failure case studies may be used to support ABET outcomes, particularly for the professional component of the curriculum. Participants will receive a copy of Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers (ASCE Press, $75 list price) and a CD of case study PowerPoint presentations. The cases cover contemporary and historic failures of bridges, dams, and buildings, as well as other engineered systems.
Dr. Norbert J. Delatte, Jr., P.E., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Cleveland State University. He received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Citadel in 1984, a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1986, and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 1996.
He served for eleven years in the United States Army as an officer in the Corps of Engineers, including two years of service in the Republic of Korea, wartime service in the Arabian Peninsula during Operation Desert Storm, and command of an engineer company during Hurricane Andrew relief operations in southern Florida. He taught as an Assistant Professor at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York during the 1996-1997 academic year.
Dr. Delatte is the author of Beyond Failure: Forensic Case Studies for Civil Engineers (ASCE Press, 2009). He is the former chair of the ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering (TCFE) Executive Committee and the TCFE Education Committee. In addition, he is the Editor of ASCE’s Journal of Professional Issues in Engineering Education and Practice. Dr. Delatte is a registered professional engineer in the States of Ohio and Alabama and in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Dr. Brady has been teaching in the Architectural Engineering Department of the College of Architecture and Environmental Design, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo for 14 years. She graduated from Cal Poly with a B.S. in Architectural Engineering, University of California, Berkeley with a M.S. in Civil Engineering and Ph.D. with an emphasis in structural engineering from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She worked as a consulting engineer in San Francisco, CA for several years and in applied research for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineering Research Laboratory before joining the faculty at Cal Poly. She has been an active member of the ASCE Technical Council on Forensic Engineering for over 25 years. Her research interests focus on the engineering education and the engineering design process.
MATTHEW ROBERTS is Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville (UWP). He earned his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University then spent four years in the U.S. Air Force as a civil engineering officer. He received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2002 and has been teaching structural engineering topics at UWP since then. Dr. Roberts has used case studies in a variety of classes throughout the curriculum from Statics to senior technical electives.