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Dahm, Kevin; Riddell, William; Merrill, Thomas; Harvey, Roberta; Weiss, Leigh – Advances in Engineering Education, 2013
Many engineering programs stress the importance of technological innovation by offering entrepreneurship electives and programs. Integration of entrepreneurship into the required engineering curriculum has predominantly focused on senior capstone design courses. This paper describes a strategy for integrating entrepreneurship into a…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Engineering Education, Assignments, Surveys
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Riddell, William T.; Courtney, Jennifer; Constans, Eric; Dahm, Kevin; Harvey, Roberta; von Lockette, Paris – Advances in Engineering Education, 2010
An integrated technical writing and design course has been developed at Rowan University. This course was developed using aspects of project-based learning and recent discussions about design education, as well as pedagogical approaches from the write-to-learn and the writing in the disciplines (WID) movements. The result is a course where the…
Descriptors: Technical Writing, Writing Instruction, Student Projects, Design
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Dahm, Kevin; Newell, James; Newell, Heidi; Harvey, Roberta – Advances in Engineering Education, 2009
This paper discusses efforts to develop metacognition in teams of engineering students by: first, exploring personal learning patterns, and second, ongoing biweekly journaling exercises. Thirty-three junior and senior engineering students (30 chemical engineer, one each from mechanical, civil and electrical) working on semester-long projects in…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Engineering Education, College Faculty, Academic Advising
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Dahm, Kevin; Riddell, William; Constans, Eric; Courtney, Jennifer; Harvey, Roberta; Von Lockette, Paris – Advances in Engineering Education, 2009
This paper discusses a sophomore-level course that teaches engineering design and technical writing. Historically, the course was taught using semester-long design projects. Most students' overall approach to design problems left considerable room for improvement. Many teams chose a design without investigating alternatives, and important…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Student Projects, Design, Undergraduate Students