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ERIC Number: EJ1070123
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: EISSN-1557-5284
Enhancing the Connection to Undergraduate Engineering Students: A Hands-On and Team-Based Approach to Fluid Mechanics
Wei, Tie; Ford, Julie
Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, v16 n2 p46-53 May-Jul 2015
This article provides information about the integration of innovative hands-on activities within a sophomore-level Fluid Mechanics course at New Mexico Tech. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of fluid mechanics with emphasis on teaching key equations and methods of analysis for solving real-world problems. Strategies and examples for moving beyond a traditional lecture-based course are shared, with links highlighting various media used in the course. Implementation of an end-of-semester survey, examples of student performance on select assignments, and qualitative feedback from students indicate the effectiveness of these hands-on activities designed to increase student engagement.
Institute for STEM Education and Research. P.O. Box 4001, Auburn, AL 36831. Tel: 334-844-3360; Web site: http://www.jstem.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico