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Mena, Irene B.; Schmitz, Sven; McLaughlin, Dennis – Advances in Engineering Education, 2015
This paper describes the implementation and assessment of an aerospace engineering course in which undergraduate students worked on research projects with graduate research mentors. The course was created using the principles from cooperative learning and project-based learning, and consisted of students working in small groups on a complex,…
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Engineering Education, Aerospace Education, Mentors
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Hayden, Nancy J.; Rizzo, Donna M.; Dewoolkar, Mandar M.; Neumann, Maureen D.; Lathem, Sandra; Sadek, Adel – Advances in Engineering Education, 2011
This paper presents a brief overview of the changes made during our department level reform (DLR) process (Grant Title: "A Systems Approach for Civil and Environmental Engineering Education: Integrating Systems Thinking, Inquiry-Based Learning and Catamount Community Service-Learning Projects") and some of the effects of these changes on…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Engineering Education, Civil Engineering, Environmental Education
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Duffy, John; Barrington, Linda; West, Cheryl; Heredia, Manuel; Barry, Carol – Advances in Engineering Education, 2011
In the fall of 2004 a college began a program to integrate service-learning (S-L) projects into required engineering courses throughout the curriculum, so that students would be exposed to S-L in at least one course in each of eight semesters. The ultimate goal is to graduate better engineers and more engaged citizens and to improve communities,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Engineering Education, College Students, Qualitative Research