A MATLAB App to Introduce Chemical Engineering Design Concepts to Engineering Freshmen through a Pharmaceutical Dosing Case Study

  • Carley V. Eastep Oklahoma State University
  • Grace K. Harrell Oklahoma State University
  • Alexandra N. McPeak Oklahoma State University
  • Ashlee N. Ford Versypt Oklahoma State University and University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center http://orcid.org/0000-0001-9059-5703
Keywords: First year engineering programs (aka Freshman year), Computers, Biomedical engineering, Design

Abstract

An interactive MATLAB simulation app and design project are described for introducing chemical engineering concepts to engineering freshmen. A MATLAB simulation for pharmaceutical drug dosing is packaged with a graphical user interface in an app that is student friendly. Minimal engineering or coding knowledge is necessary to operate and understand the application. The students design drug dosage and frequency of ACE inhibitors for different patient conditions. Teaching tips and frequently asked questions are presented here.

Author Biography

Ashlee N. Ford Versypt, Oklahoma State University and University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Assistant Professor, School of Chemical Engineering

and

Member, Harold Hamm Diabetes Center, 

Published
2019-03-06
Section
Manuscripts