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Wei, Tie; Ford, Julie – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
This article provides information about the integration of innovative hands-on activities within a sophomore-level Fluid Mechanics course at New Mexico Tech. The course introduces students to the fundamentals of fluid mechanics with emphasis on teaching key equations and methods of analysis for solving real-world problems. Strategies and examples…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Educational Innovation, Hands on Science
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Ford, Julie Dyke; Teare, Scott W. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
New graduates striving to become successful engineers must use communication to interact with superiors and colleagues. This paper reports the results of a four-year development program using the capstone design course as a driver for developing engineers? communication skills. Faculty assessment of the program, as well as post-graduation feedback…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Communication Skills, Organizational Communication