Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Publications

  1. [Book Chapter] Pucha, R., Dosa, K., Newton, S., Alemdar, M., Yow, R., and Hirsch, J. (2020) “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: 18.Innovations in Higher Education Teaching and Learning Series. Patrick Blessinger (Ed). Emerald Publishing Limited. ISBN: 9781787699427.
  2. Pucha, R., Newton, S., and Alemdar, M. (2019). “Freshman Engineering Students See Value in Sustainability-themed Project-based Learning”. Presented at AASHE Conference & Expo 27 – Oct.30, Spokane, WA, USA.
  3. Pucha, R., Newton, S., and Alemdar, M. (2019) “Sustainability-Themed Socio-technical project-based learning in the Engineering classroom”. Presented at Sustainability Showcase: Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design.28 – 30, Georgia Tech., Atlanta, GA, USA.
  4. Pucha, R., Dosa, K., Newton, S., and Alemdar, M. (2019). “External Representation Design-for-Sustainability Intervention in an Engineering Graphics Course”. ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition. June 16 – June 19, Tampa, FL, USA.
  5. 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. June 24 – June 27, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
  6. Pucha, R; 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. June 25 – June 28, Columbus, OH, USA.
  7. Hirsch,J; Yow,R;  O’Brien,S;  Pucha, R;  Wisdom,N;  Realff, M; Zegura, E (2017)  “Socio-technical Approaches to Sustainable Community Development in Atlanta”. Atlanta Studies Symposium, 26. (see Engineering problem solving has technical and social parts.)
  8. 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”. ASME. International Design Engineering Technical Conferences. August 21 – 24. Charlotte, NC, USA.
  9. Pucha, R, 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, Nov.2 – Nov.4, Atlanta, GA.
  10. 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 & Exposition. June 26 – June 29, New Orleans, LA.
  11. Pucha R; 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, June 23 – June 26, Atlanta, GA.
  12. Pucha R; Utschig TT (2012). “Learning-Centered Instruction of Engineering Graphics for Freshman Engineering Students”. The Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research 13(4), (pp. 24 – 33)
  13. Pucha R; Utschig TT (2009). “Computer-Aided-Nano-Design Education in the Engineering Curriculum: Scope and Challenges”. ASEE Southeast Section Conference. April 5-7, Southern Polytechnic State University, Atlanta, GA.

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.