Musical analogies as a teaching tool for engineering concepts

Matthew Brandon Rhudy, Tobias Rossmann

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Abstract

This project investigated the inclusion of a music laboratory experience within the existing core Mechanical Engineering curriculum at Lafayette College. Music is a natural addition to engineering curricula as it can easily be used to illustrate many different engineering concepts. This allows students to think about their engineering topics from a different perspective, which helps to improve their understanding of these concepts. Additionally, by using music as a teaching tool, students are also exposed to topics from the art of music. Students completed a survey both before and after the experience in order to reflect on their learning. On average, the students reported a 30.5% and 39.9% increase in their understanding of engineering and musical concepts, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Volume122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society
Issue number122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for...
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event2015 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Seattle, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 17 2015

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Rhudy, M. B., & Rossmann, T. (2015). Musical analogies as a teaching tool for engineering concepts. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society(122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for...).
Rhudy, Matthew Brandon ; Rossmann, Tobias. / Musical analogies as a teaching tool for engineering concepts. In: ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings. 2015 ; Vol. 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society, No. 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for...
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Musical analogies as a teaching tool for engineering concepts. / Rhudy, Matthew Brandon; Rossmann, Tobias.

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