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Zhan, Wei; Wang, Jyhwen; Vanajakumari, Manoj; Johnson, Michael D. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
This paper discusses an initiative called Product Innovation and Development (PID) that was launched at Texas A&M University. The goal of PID is to create a high impact learning environment that focuses on innovative product development. Undergraduate students are hired to develop innovative new products. The student teams generate ideas for…
Descriptors: Engineering Technology, Educational Environment, Undergraduate Students, Innovation
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King, Andrew C.; Hidrovo, Carlos H. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2015
Laboratory-based instruction is a powerful educational tool that engages students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines beyond textbook theory. This is true in mechanical engineering education and is often used to provide collegiate-level students a hands-on alternative to course theory. Module-based laboratory…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Mechanics (Physics), Laboratory Experiments
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Bozkurt, Ipek; Helm, James – Advances in Engineering Education, 2013
This paper develops a systems engineering-based framework to assist in the design of an online engineering course. Specifically, the purpose of the framework is to provide a structured methodology for the design, development and delivery of a fully online course, either brand new or modified from an existing face-to-face course. The main strength…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Online Courses, Curriculum Design, Program Implementation
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Iyer, Rupa S.; Wales, Melinda E. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
The increasingly interdisciplinary nature of today's scientific research is leading to the transformation of undergraduate education. In addressing these needs, the University of Houston's College of Technology has developed a new interdisciplinary research-based biotechnology laboratory curriculum. Using the pesticide degrading bacterium,…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Scientific Research, Biotechnology, Undergraduate Study
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Barroso, Luciana R.; Morgan, James R. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
This paper describes the creation and evolution of an undergraduate dynamics and vibrations course for civil engineering students. Incorporating vibrations into the course allows students to see and study "real" civil engineering applications of the course content. This connection of academic principles to real life situations is in…
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Undergraduate Study, Program Development, Undergraduate Students
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Berland, Leema; McKenna, William; Peacock, Stephanie Baker – Advances in Engineering Education, 2012
Engineering notebooks are a pervasive practice across high school, college, and professional contexts. Within this consistency, there are two basic forms: process-based notebooks serve as a complete record of the engineer's work and are used by the authors to support their endeavors, while product-based notebooks represent a record of final form…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Documentation, Student Journals, Interviews
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Daniels, John L.; Wood, Sally L.; Kemnitzer, Susan C. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2011
Engineering education directly supports the nation's capacity for economic growth, infrastructure renewal, and security, as well as environmental and human health. Numerous reports have recommended federal support to advance our understanding of how students learn, how faculty teach, and how teaching and learning are assessed. The U.S. National…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Educational Practices, Educational Research, Science Course Improvement Projects
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Garcia, Oscar N.; Varanasi, Murali R.; Acevedo, Miguel F.; Guturu, Parthasarathy – Advances in Engineering Education, 2011
We analyze and study the beginning of a new Electrical Engineering Department, supported by an NSF Departmental Level Reform award, within a new College of Engineering in the 21st Century and also describe the academic approach and influences of an innovative cognitive-based approach to curriculum development. In addition, the approach taken…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Electrical Occupations, Engineering, Departments
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Bannerot, Richard; Kastor, Ross; Ruchhoeft, Paul – Advances in Engineering Education, 2010
In this paper we identify some of the issues and problems that we confronted while developing a new, one-semester, interdepartmental, multidisciplinary capstone design course. We implemented the following changes to the pre-existing capstone design course: (1) Utilized a website to enhance information transfer, (2) Modularized the course and…
Descriptors: Universities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering Education, Web Sites
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Morgan, James R.; Barroso, Luciana R.; Simpson, Nancy – Advances in Engineering Education, 2009
Demonstrations can be very effective at enhancing student learning and represent a mechanism for embedding laboratory experiences within a classroom setting. A key component to an effective demonstration is active student engagement throughout the entire process, leading to a guided laboratory experience in a lecture setting. Students are involved…
Descriptors: Demonstrations (Educational), Learner Engagement, Student Participation, Models
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Linsey, Julie; Talley, Austin; White, Christina; Jensen, Dan; Wood, Kristin – Advances in Engineering Education, 2009
Active learning enhances engineering education. This paper presents rationale, curriculum supplements, and an approach to active learning that may be seamlessly incorporated into a traditional lecture-based engineering class. A framework of educational theory that structures the active learning experiences and includes consideration of learning…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Active Learning, Mechanics (Physics), Educational Innovation
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Barr, Ronald E.; Pandy, Marcus G.; Petrosino, Anthony J.; Roselli, Robert J.; Brophy, Sean; Freeman, Robert A. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2007
This paper presents the methodology and results of teaching an entire engineering course using challenge-based instruction. The challenges consisted of eight biomechanics multimedia learning modules developed by the authors as part of a broader NSF educational coalition. The biomechanics modules were presented in an undergraduate mechanical…
Descriptors: Biomechanics, Engineering Education, Multimedia Instruction, College Instruction