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Catalano, George D. – Journal of Engineering Education, 1995
Presents instructional techniques aimed at enhancing learning in the engineering science classroom, including mind or concept mapping, a variation of the one-minute paper termed a discovery sheet, and the inclusion of discussion of the nature of scientific paradigm shifts. Discusses students' reactions to these techniques and outlines a case study…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Concept Mapping, Educational Strategies, Engineering
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Henes, Robby; And Others – Journal of Engineering Education, 1995
Discusses the low number of women in engineering and factors that contribute to this, including isolation, not seeing the relevance of theoretical basic courses, negative experiences in laboratory courses, classroom climate, and lack of role models. Describes workshops designed to help faculty members understand these issues and develop strategies…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Gender Issues, Higher Education, Sex Differences
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Peters, Michael; And Others – Journal of Engineering Education, 1995
Investigates the possibility of self-selection in females entering the field of engineering and examines the link between mental rotation performance and performance in academic subjects for 51 male and 52 female students. Results indicate that there were sex differences favoring males in spatial ability tests but there were no significant…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Engineering, Higher Education, Sex Differences
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Mahendran, M. – Journal of Engineering Education, 1995
Analyzes the effectiveness of introducing practical design projects at an early stage within a civil engineering undergraduate program. Traces the success of this strategy at each stage from its introduction to the final evaluation. Findings indicate that the projects were successful in improving the understanding of basic concepts and encouraging…
Descriptors: Civil Engineering, Educational Strategies, Evaluation, Higher Education
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Johnson, Arthur T.; Phillips, Winfred M. – Journal of Engineering Education, 1995
Discusses a philosophy from which biological engineering curriculums can emerge. Discusses competencies, basic engineering and biological concepts, common courses, interfacing between engineers and biologists, and employment. Contains 28 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Engineering, Higher Education
Pierson, Bion L.; Barbee, James H. – Journal of Engineering Education, 1973
It is agreed that new faculty members should begin teaching careers at the first year graduate level in their specialities where their most recent experiences can be put to good use. Later, after they acquire teaching experience, they should be allowed to teach at lower levels. (DF)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering Education, Graduate Study, Instruction
Nagle, H. Troy – Journal of Engineering Education, 1973
Descriptors: College Faculty, Engineering Education, Engineers, Instruction
Firmage, D. Allan – Journal of Engineering Education, 1973
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Engineering Education
Batra, Pradeep; Rubenstein, Moshe F. – Journal of Engineering Education, 1973
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, Curriculum
Hoberock, Lawrence L. – Journal of Engineering Education, 1973
...successful pursuit of research by engineering faculty has an enormous amount to offer in undergraduate education. The fact that very little adaptation has yet been done indicates a lack of motivation to do the job, rather than a lack of possibility. (Author/DF)
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Higher Education, Research
Hemond, Conrad J., Jr. – Journal of Engineering Education, 1973
Research opportunities can exist in schools that do not have a graduate school or research institutes. It is important to achieve the proper environment for significant research. (DF)
Descriptors: College Science, Engineering Education, Research, Teaching
Journal of Engineering Education, 1973
A number of engineering educators provide brief statements regarding engineering education and research. (DF)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Science, Engineering Education, Research
Cone, William F. – Journal of Engineering Education, 1972
Describes a strategy approach to engineering education which stresses student involvement in teaching-learning processes. Includes the learning continuum for use by teachers reviewing their dominant teaching methods. (CC)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Course Objectives, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives
Journal of Engineering Education, 1972
Includes abstracts of papers presented at the 80th Annual Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education. The broad areas include aerospace, affiliate and associate member council, agricultural engineering, biomedical engineering, continuing engineering studies, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computers, cooperative…
Descriptors: Abstracts, Conference Reports, Engineering Education, Resource Materials
Elrod, J. T. – Journal of Engineering Education, 1972
Emergence of four year degree programs in engineering colleges has posed problems for the conventional programs. Attempts have been made to revise and enrich experiences in conventional degree programs. One such program is explained briefly. (PS)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Innovation, Engineering Education
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