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Shreiber, David I.; Moghe, Prabhas V.; Roth, Charles M. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2015
Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) sites widely serve as the first major research gateway for undergraduates seeking a structured research experience. Given their lack of prior research skills, and the highly compressed duration of the REU programs, these students frequently encounter barriers to a seamless transition into a new…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Acceleration (Education), Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering Education
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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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McIver, Keith; Whitaker, Kathryn; De Delva, Vladimir; Farrell, Stephanie; Savelski, Mariano J.; Slater, C. Stewart – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
Textbook style problems including detailed solutions introducing pharmaceutical topics at the level of an introductory chemical engineering course have been created. The problems illustrate and teach subjects which students would learn if they were to pursue a career in pharmaceutical engineering, including the unique terminology of the field,…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Scientific Concepts, Introductory Courses, Pharmacology
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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; 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