Sustainable lean six-sigma green engineering system design educational challenges and interactive multimedia solutions

Paul Ranky, Olga Kalaba, Yijun Zheng

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7 Scopus citations

Abstract

It is important for all of us to incorporate sustainable product and process engineering, green, lean design, manufacturing / assembly system and factory design / management rules and principles into our engineering and management courses. Furthermore, we have to understand millennial students, who are keen to learn about sustainable green engineering. Millennial generation students (who were born after 1982) are used to dealing with a large number of choices, because they understand the power of 3D interactive multimedia, simulation and the Internet. They are very visually focused, because this is the video gaming and smart phone generation. They are keen to learn about sustainable green engineering and service methods, tools and solutions and then work for a quality-focused 'green company'. They want personalized, customized products, processes and service, and their education process is not an exception. They look for technical details, and they want to see it all, immediately, and virtually... They look for good quality and low-cost, ease of use. They do not like to read traditional static textbooks that often list mathematical equations without letting them test the active code with their own data. They like to continuously explore, experiment, get involved and test first hand rather than follow the traditional path. They also have less need and desire to conform, and they expect instant gratification. They are often impatient, and want it immediately...

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2012
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 19 2012
Event2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2012 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: May 16 2012May 18 2012

Publication series

NameIEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology
ISSN (Print)2157-524X
ISSN (Electronic)2157-5258

Other

Other2012 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology, ISSST 2012
CountryUnited States
CityBoston, MA
Period5/16/125/18/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Keywords

  • Engineering Management
  • Green Engineering
  • Multimedia
  • Quality education
  • Sustainable green engineering education
  • intelligent Sustainable Enterprise Engineering (iSEE:Green)

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