CBEMS 191 Materials Outreach (2013-2014)

CBEMS 191 Materials Outreach

(Not required for any major. Selected Elective for MSE.)
Catalog Data:

CBEMS 191 Materials Outreach (Credit Units: 3) Demonstrates major concepts in Materials Science and Engineering. Concepts of materials engineering covered include: deformation in crystalline solids, effects of heat treatment on mechanical properties, thermal barrier materials, composites design, mechanical behavior of polymers, superconductivity in ceramics. Prerequisite: ENGR54. May be taken for credit 4 times. Chemical Engineering and Materials Science majors have first consideration for enrollment. (Design units: 1)

Required Textbook:
Recommended Textbook:

William D. Callister. Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction. 7th Edition, Wiley, 2006, ISBN-13 978-0471736967.

Farghalli A. Mohamed
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:

1. Design and conduct experiments as well as analyze and interpret data.

2. Work together as a team to organize and execute demonstrations.

3. Communicate their knowledge of materials engineering gained in ENGR54 clearly and effectively with the use of physical examples.

Prerequisites by Topic
  • Deformation of materials
  • Material heat treatments, phase and TTT diagrams
  • Ductile to brittle transition temperature history and mehanics
  • Thermal conductivity in materials
  • Mechanics of composite systems
  • Visco-elastic properties of polymers
  • Electronic properties of materials
Lecture Topics:
  • Introduction
  • Effective communication to non-professionals
  • Laboratory and demonstration safety
  • Review of prerequisite topics above
  • Demonstrations by topic
  • Gauging teaching effectiveness
Class Schedule:

Meets for 1 hour of lecture, 3 hours of laboratory and 3 hours of field study each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
  • Powerpoint component of demonstrations
  • A/V for demonstrations
Laboratory Projects:

Project to develop further materials experiments for use during the hands-on portion of the demonstrations. Create a demonstration video to aid the training of students in the following quarter (done quarterly).

Professional Component

Contributes toward the Materials Science and Engineering Major experience.

Design Content Description

Students will be involved in creating and designing new experiments that are effective in demonstrating major concepts in Materials Science and Engineering

Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Written Exam 10%
  • Demonstration Run 10%
  • Demonstrations (5) 50% (10% each)
  • Final Report 20%
  • Final Presentation 10%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 0.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 3.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 2.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 1.0 credit units

May 24, 2013
Senate Approved:
April 5, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Fall Qtr