Faculty show Autodesk tool taught in FSE 100 class.

Tirupalavanam Ganesh, Amy Trowbridge, Jim Collofello and Alicia Baumann taught FSE 100 students to use Autodesk Fusion 360 software. Photographer: Jessica Hochreiter/ASU

The American Society for Engineering Education’s Mechanical Engineering Division featured news from the Fulton Schools in its April 2016 newsletter.

In FSE 100: Introduction to Engineering classes this academic year, Professor and Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs Jim Collofello, Associate Research Professor and Assistant Dean of Engineering Education Tirupalavanam Ganesh, Lecturer Alicia Baumann and Lecturer Amy Trowbridge introduced the Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD software. The tool enables users to move through the CAD process to 3D printing and CNC without switching between applications. Students in the class designed a customized wearable mobile device in the eSpace design studios.

Graduating engineering students have more than finals on their minds right now. It’s also nearly time to embark on the first big step in the process of becoming professionally licensed engineers: the FE Exam. Mechanical engineering faculty went above and beyond to provide their own free, eight-week workshop to prepare their students for this milestone in their engineering careers.

Read the ASEE newsletter for these and more stories on what’s happening in mechanical engineering education.

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