Dr. Crown : Principal Publications

Crown, S. and Fuentes, A.A., "Web-based Forums for Student Learning through Teaching", Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Honolulu, HI, June 2007.


Fuentes, A.A. and Crown, S., "Improving Conceptual Learning in Mechanics of Materials by Using Web-based Games and the Involvement of Students in the Game Design Process", Proceedings of the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Honolulu, HI, June 2007.
Fuentes, A.A., Crown, S. et al., "Industry Senior Design Project to Build an International Partnership Towards Educational Innovation", Proceedings of the ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference. South Padre Island, TX. March 2007.

Crown, S. and Fuentes, A.A., "Student Learning Through Teaching: Using Student Projects and Homework to Promote a Higher Level of Student Learning and Build Course Content", Proceedings of the ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference. South Padre Island, TX. March 2007.
Gudapati, K.T., Crown, S., and Fuentes, A.A., "Experimental Investigation of Thermal Performance of Metal Foam Heat Exchangers", HESTEC Science Symposium, UTPA, September 2006.
Evans, J., Crown, S., and Fuentes, A.A., "Using a Virtual Campus to Support Meaningful Interaction in an Educational Environment", HESTEC Science Symposium, UTPA, September 2006.
Fuentes, A.A., Crown. S., Freeman, R., Kypuros, J., and Mahdi, H., "Desegregated Learning: A Innovative Framework for Programs of Study", New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Jossey-Bass Quarterly Soucebooks, Winter 2006.
Fuentes, A.A., Crown, S., and Freeman, R., "Selective Integration for Student Motivation in the Mechanical Engineering Educational First-Year Experience for Underrepresented and First Generation Students", International Conference on Engineering Education, July 23-28, 2006, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Freeman, R., Crown, S., Fuentes, A.A., Jones, R.B., Gonzalez, M., and Ben Ghalia, M., "The Synergistic Impact of the VaNTH ERC on the Educational Practices of the School of Engineering and Computer Science at UTPA", International Conference on Engineering Education, July 23-28, 2006, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Crown, S., Fuentes, A.A., and Freeman, R., "CBT Teaching Toolbox: A Mechanism for Collaborative Development of Interactive Computer and Web-Based Training", 2006 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 18-21, 2006, Chicago, Illinois.
Gudapati, K.T., Crown, S., Fuentes, A.A., Freeman, R., "Tools for the Development of Interactive Computer and Web-Based Training", HESTEC Science Symposium, UTPA, September 2005.
Crown, S., Freeman, R., Fuentes, A.A., Golding, P., and Pitcher, M., "Assessing the Impact of Technology on Teaching and Learning", 2005 Sun Conference on Teaching and Learning, March 4-5, El Paso, Texas, USA.

Fuentes, A.A., and Crown, S., "Enhancing the Teaching and Practice of Finite Element Analysis Using Asynchronous Computer-Based Instruction", Proceedings of the 2004 ASME International Engineering Congress & Exposition, November 13-19, Anaheim, California, USA.

S. Crown, R. Freeman, and A. Fuentes, "Asynchronous Computer Based Training as a Means of Integrating the Use of Engineering Software into the Curriculum", ASEE: Computers in Education Journal, Vol.XIV No. 3, pp.61-70. July-September 2004.

Crown, S., Fuentes, A.A., Golding, P., and Pitcher, M.T., "Student Impact of Implementation of Asynchronous Computer-Based Instruction in an Engineering Graphics Course and a Finite Element Analysis Course", Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, July 21-25, Orlando, Florida, USA.

Crown, S., Freeman, R.A., Fuentes, A.A., Golding, P., and Pitcher, M.T., "Keys to Development and Assessment of Computer Based Teaching Tools", Proceedings of the 2004 International Conference on Education and Information Systems: Technologies and Applications, July 21-25, Orlando, Florida, USA. (Nominated for Best Paper)

S. Crown, "Enhancing the Engineering Design Process with a Virtual Reality VRML World", Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Nashville, TN, July 2003.

S. Crown, R. Freeman, and A. Fuentes, "Asynchronous Computer Based Training as a Means of Integrating the Use of Engineering Software into the Curriculum. " Proceedings of the 2003 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Nashville, TN, July 2003.

S.Crown, "The Development and Use of Tutorial Movies using a Pen Mouse in an Engineering Problems Based Course." ED-MEDIA 2002 World conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications. June, 2002.
R. Freeman and S. Crown, "Interactive Web-based Instructional Modules concerning Human Joint Mechanics using the Legacy Cycle." Proceedings of the 2001 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition.

S. Crown, "Improving Visualization Skills of Engineering Graphics Students Using Simple JavaScript Web Based Games." Journal of Engineering Education. July 2001. 347-355. S. Crown and H. Mahdi, "Experimental Evaluation of a Low Cost IR Camera for Semi-static Temperature Measurement Applications in Manufacturing." 4th Annual International Conference on Industrial Engineering Applications and Practice. San Antonio, TX. November, 1999.


S. Crown, "Web-Based Learning: Enhancing the Teaching of Engineering Graphics" Interactive Multimedia Electronic Journal of Computer-Enhanced Learning. Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC. October 1999. ((http://imej.wfu.edu)
S. Crown, "Engineering Graphics Home Page" National Engineering Education Delivery System (NEEDS). Cataloged in two areas: Computer Graphics--Software and Engineering Education--Computer Aided Instruction. August 1999. http://www.needs.org/
S. Crown, "The Development of Multimedia Lectures for an Online Engineering Graphics Course." Proceedings of the 17th Annual AoM/IAoM International Conference. San Diego, CA. August 1999. 364-369.
S. Crown, "The Development of a Multimedia Instructional CD-ROM/Web Page for Engineering Graphics." Proceedings of the EDMEDIA World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications. Seattle, WA. June, 1999. 1026-1031.
S. Crown, "Using Web-Based Games to Enhance the Teaching of Engineering Graphics" Proceedings of the IASTED International Conference, Computers and Advanced Technology in Education. Philadelphia, PA. May 1999. 155-160.
S. Crown, "Engineering Graphics Home Page" U.T. System Multimedia Best Practices Initiative in six areas of recognition (instructional design, integration of media, innovation, evaluation of learning, educational value, and engineering), 1998. http://uts.cc.utexas.edu/~best/index.htm.
B. Warkentin, H. Mahdi, and S. Crown, "Design of a Quality Low Cost Model Airplane Motor " Proceedings of the ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference. The University of Houston, Houston, TX. March 1997. 508-511.
J. Reed, H. Mahdi, and S. Crown, "Three Axis Motion Control: Using Labview Language." Proceedings of the ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference. The University of Houston, Houston, TX. March 1997. 208-211.
E. Daughtery, H. Mahdi, and S. Crown, "Design of a Solar Desalinization System." Proceedings of the ASEE Gulf-Southwest Annual Conference. The University of Houston, Houston, TX. March 1997. 383-386.
"A Method to Account for Energy Conservation Measure Interactions." Presented at the 1993 ASHRAE winter meeting. Published in ASHRAE Transactions, 1993.
"A Comparison Study of the Performance of R-12 and R-134a" Presented at the 1992 International Refrigeration Conference. Published in International Refrigeration Conference Proceedings. Purdue University, Vol 1, pp. 187-196, 1992.
"Evaluation of R-134a and an Alternative blend as Drop-in Substitutes for R-12 in Refrigeration Systems. Presentation of R-12 data." Engineering Research Institute Report submitted to E.I.DU Pont de Nemours and Co., Inc. 1991.
"A study of energy conservation programs in Iowa public buildings: Recommendations to improve technical analyses and review procedures." Engineering Research Institute report to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. 1989.
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