Scholarship of Teaching: Publications

  1. Pucha, R., Dosa, K., Newton, S., Alemdar, M., Yow, R., and Hirsch, J. “Integrating Sustainability into a Freshman Engineering Course Through an Institute–level Initiative: A Teaching–Learning Model with Authentic Activity and Context”. In Integrating sustainable development into the curriculum: Vol.18. Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning Series. Patrick Blessinger (Ed). Emerald Publishing Limited. 18 Mar 2020. ISBN: 9781787699427
  2. Pucha, R., Newton, S., and Alemdar, M. “Freshman Engineering Students See Value in Sustainability-themed Project-based Learning”. Presented at 2019 AASHE Conference & Expo Oct 27 – Oct.30, Spokane, WA, USA.
  3.  Pucha R; Utsching T (2012). Learning-Centered Instruction of Engineering Graphics for Freshman Engineering Students.The Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research 13(4), (pp. 24 – 33)
  4. Pucha, RV., Thurman, CJ; Yow,R; Meeds, CR; and Hirsch, J (2018). Engagement in Practice: Socio-technical Project-based Learning Model in a Freshman Engineering Design Course. ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
  5. Pucha, RV; Levy,B; Linsey,J;  Newton, SH; Alemdar, M; and Utsching, T. (2017). Assessing Concept Generation Intervention Strategies for Creativity Using Design Problems in a Freshman Engineering Graphics Course, ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
  6. Hirsch,J; Yow,R;  O’Brien,S;  Pucha, RV;  Wisdom,N;  Realff, M; Zegura, E (2017)  Socio-technical Approaches to Sustainable Community Development in Atlanta. Atlanta Studies Symposium, Apr.26.
  7. Hilton E, Li W, Newton SH, Alemdar M, Pucha R, Linsey J. (2016). The Development and Effects of Teaching Perspective Free-Hand Sketching in Engineering Design.International Design Engineering Technical Conferences. doi:10.1115/DETC2016-60250.
  8. Pucha, RV, Newton, SH., Alemdar, M., and Utschig, TT (2016) Process-Oriented Intervention and Reflection Strategies for Creativity in Student Design Projects. 4th international conference on design creativity, Atlanta, GA.
  9. Pucha R; Utschig TT; Newton SH; Alemdar M; Moore R; Noyes CR (2016). Critical and creative thinking activities for engaged learning in graphics and visualization course. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. https://www.asee.org/public/conferences/64/papers/16041/view
  10. Pucha RV; Utschig TT; Liang SY (2013). Use of process-oriented approaches in content-intensive courses: Some insight in teaching / learning of machine design. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
  11. Pucha RV; Utschig TT Computer-Aided-Nano-Design Education in the Engineering Curriculum: Scope and Challenges.Proceedings of 2009 ASEE Southeast Section Conference. http://se.asee.org/proceedings/ASEE2009/papers/PR2009066PUC.PDF


Courses Taught

ME 1770
Introduction to engineering graphics and visualization: Design ideation, sketching, solid modeling and 3D printing. Development of assemblies and interpretation of drawings and specifications for product realization. Cross-listed with AE. 1770 Projects

ME 4042
Computer Graphics and CAD: Principles of geometric modeling, finite-element method, and interactive computer graphics hardware and software. CAD and CAE applications in thermal and mechanical design problems. Design projects.

ME 3180
Machine Design: The selection, analysis, and synthesis of springs, joining and fastening methods, bearings, shafts, gears, and other elements. Design of assemblies. Computer-based methods.

COE 2001
Statics: Elements of statics in two and three dimensions, free-body diagrams, distributed loads, centroids, and friction.

COE 3001
Deformable Bodies: Stress and strain analysis applied to beams, vessels, pipes, and combined loading; stress and strain transformations; beam deflection; column buckling.

ME 6124
Finite Element Method: Line, plane, solid, plate, and shell elements-theory: practical aspects of modeling; applications in mechanical engineering; final project.