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ERIC Number: EJ1063801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Design and Assessment of an "Engineering" Course for Non-Majors
Sorby, Sheryl A.; Oppliger, Douglas E.; Boersma, Norma
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v7 n1-2 p5-14 Jan-Jun 2006
As a profession, engineering is not well understood by the general public. Engineers are perceived as "geeks" who love math and who have few interests outside of technical work. In short, the engineering profession has an image problem. In order to counteract this negative stereotyping, an engineering course for non-majors was developed and offered at Michigan Tech. This course has two primary audiences: pre-service math and science teachers and business majors. The course is titled "Engineering for Non-Believers" and stresses hands-on, project-based work. This paper will describe the course content and will present assessment results from the first offering of the course.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan
Grant or Contract Numbers: DUE-9953189