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Tuesday
Jun222010

Week two

By the end of week two I found a mistake in my calculations for the flow rate of the Knudsen pump that I am working on.  I have been working on a schematic diagram of the pump on a program called canvas.  It's pretty much a drag and drop shapes to build a schematic.  I learned how to work it really quick. (nice program) 

Also I have been looking for some type of journal to possibly get my project published.  If anyone has any ideas or has already been looking into this for their project please respond to this post. 

 

I have also started to think about my poster project and what I need to do to complete it.  I plan on putting the Theory of the Knudsen Pump.  Pictures of my completed project.  Schematic of the pump from canvas.  Graph showing the experimental flow rate.  My calculations for the theoretical flow rate.  List of the parts used to make the pump.

I have learned alot this week.  First always check, double check, and triple check calculations.  We all make mistakes.  Don't be afraid to ask for help when you don't understand.  Something we also try to convey to our high school students.  Sometimes progress is slow so be patient.  Good things come to those who wait.  These our lessons I already teach my students but will definitely reinforce more this year.

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One Journal to considered would be ASEE, American Society of Engineering Education, journal. The last several year the SouthEast region has held their conference here in Louisville so presenting would be a good option too. I presented some work there two years ago and it is a good mix of Administrators, Faculty and Grad students that are interested in the education side of engineering.

The journal title is IEEE Transactions on Education. I still have the paper if you would like to take a look at what type of work they are looking for.

June 22, 2010 | Registered CommenterKentucky Nanonet

That is a great idea for your board. I will be completing mine on Thursday and sending it out for print on Friday. Like you, I will also have pictures of the devices that I have made. We have five now and a sixth on the way.

June 22, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLiz

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