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ERIC Number: EJ825615
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
A Module to Foster Engineering Creativity: An Interpolative Design Problem and an Extrapolative Research Project
Forbes, Neil S.
Chemical Engineering Education, v42 n4 p166-172 Fall 2008
This article describes a teaching module designed to enhance engineering creativity in an introductory chemical engineering course. The module includes an exercise to design column packing material, and an open-ended research project to describe the societal impact of chemical engineering. These assignments were created to illustrate the benefit of generating many ideas independent of analysis. The results of two years of survey-based assessment showed that these techniques improved students' confidence and ability with creative problems. (Contains 5 figures and 3 tables.)
Chemical Engineering Education, Chemical Engineering Division of ASEE. P.O. Box 142097, Gainesville FL 32614. Tel: 352-392-0861; Fax: 352-392-0861; e-mail:; Website:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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