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Dr. Juan C. Morales, P.E., joined the Mechanical Engineering Department at Universidad del Turabo (UT), Gurabo, Puerto Rico, in 1995 and currently holds the rank of professor. Dr. Morales was the ABET Coordinator of the School of Engineering for the initial ABET-EAC accreditation of all four accredited programs at UT. He has been Department Head of Mechanical Engineering since 2003. His efforts to diffuse innovative teaching and learning practices derive directly from the outcomes assessment plan that he helped devise and implement as ABET Coordinator. The assessment results show that students wish for more real-world examples to provide context to theory, and that the faculty at UT desire to learn more about research-based innovations in the classroom. The Summer Faculty Immersion Program is funded by a Department of Education grant awarded to Dr. Morales in 2012. An additional grant was awarded in 2014 to Dr. Morales by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the diffusion of mobile hands-on learning in the classroom at a state-wide level in all five engineering schools in Puerto Rico.
Address: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Universidad del Turabo, PO Box 3030, Gurabo, Puerto Rico, 00778.
Tel. 787-743-7979 x 4182
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