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ERIC Number: EJ829443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISSN: ISSN-0009-2479
Using Student Technical Conferences to Build Multidisciplinary Teamwork Skills
Silverstein, David L.
Chemical Engineering Education, v41 n2 p81-87 Spr 2007
An open-ended student conference project involving sophomore, junior, and senior chemical engineering students is described. The project is designed to address outcomes in each of the courses in which those students are enrolled, as well as broader "soft skills" including multidisciplinary teamwork, communications, lifelong learning, and contemporary issues. Assessment data indicate that students learn about cutting-edge technologies; function as teams with distinct roles, capabilities, and backgrounds; and communicate their results in a comprehensive report. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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
Authoring Institution: N/A