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Simmons, Denise R.; Lord, Susan M. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2019
Supporting diverse students in engineering education is considered a critical unsolved issue facing engineering education. The field continues to suffer from a lack of diversity and struggles to recruit and retain underrepresented students. We argue that structural barriers prevent equitable participation. In this paper, we examine structural…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Student Diversity, Barriers, Racial Discrimination
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Finelli, Cynthia J.; Froyd, Jeffrey E. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2019
In this paper, we report and expand on research questions designed to improve undergraduate engineering education. These questions are based on a yearlong process that included a three-step Delphi study and a subsequent two-day workshop. The Delphi study, conducted during winter and spring of 2015, engaged subject matter experts from engineering…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Instructional Improvement, Educational Change
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Koretsky, Milo D.; Magana, Alejandra J. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2019
In this article, we explore how information, communications, and computational technology, or computer technology for short, influences the way that engineering is taught and learned. The goal of our analysis it to contribute towards a research, adoption, and policy agenda for propagating the effective use of computer technology in engineering…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Engineering Education, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Zappe, Sarah E. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
The term "entrepreneurial mindset" is often included in the program objectives of engineering entrepreneurship programs. However, the definition of the term has been argued and debated by many in the community and in the literature, leading to challenges with how to best design assessment of engineering entrepreneurship programs. The…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Entrepreneurship, Thinking Skills, Definitions
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Harichandran, Ronald S.; Erdil, Nadiye O.; Carnasciali, Maria-Isabel; Nocito-Gobel, Jean; Li, Cheryl – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
An innovative approach to develop an entrepreneurial mindset in all undergraduate engineering and computer science students is being developed and implemented. The approach consists of the development of short e-learning modules on 18 entrepreneurial topics and the integration of these modules into regular courses in programs. A flipped classroom…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Engineering Education, Electronic Learning, Computer Science Education
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Bodnar, Cheryl A.; Hixson, Cory – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
Despite an increased focused on developing and understanding engineering undergraduates' entrepreneurial mindsets, best practices related to assessing this mindset remain nascent. In an attempt to evaluate concept mapping as a potential assessment tool for entrepreneurial mindset and identify the knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSAs) first-year…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Entrepreneurship, Undergraduate Students, Concept Mapping
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Brunhaver, Samantha R.; Bekki, Jennifer M.; Carberry, Adam R.; London, Jeremi S.; McKenna, Ann F. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
The increasing presence of entrepreneurship within many engineering curricula requires a complementary tool to assess the impact on learners. An instrument was developed based on the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network's 3Cs - Curiosity, Connections, and Creation of Value - framework to assess entrepreneurial mindset. The instrument was…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Entrepreneurship, Personality Traits
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Saleheen, Firdous; Wang, Zicong; Picone, Joseph; Butz, Brian P.; Won, Chang-Hee – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
In order to provide an on-demand, open electrical engineering laboratory, we developed an innovative software-based Virtual Open Laboratory Teaching Assistant (VOLTA). This web-based virtual assistant provides laboratory instructions, equipment usage videos, circuit simulation assistance, and hardware implementation diagnostics. VOLTA allows…
Descriptors: Electronic Equipment, Energy Education, Electronics, Engineering Education
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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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Locicero, Ryan; Trotz, Maya A. – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
The Green Space Based Learning (GSBL) is an educational model to mainstream green infrastructure within urban environments that builds on a long-term partnership between a Research I university, surrounding underserved community, and local school district with a portion being piloted through a federally funded Research Experience for Teachers…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Phenomenology, Urban Areas, Program Descriptions
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Marshall, Jill; Bhasin, Amit; Boyles, Stephen; David, Bernard; James, Rachel; Patrick, Anita – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
Our study used a natural experiment to compare a project-based cornerstone course with the traditionally-taught introductory course in civil engineering. During the study, two sections of the course were organized around an overarching project, the design of an event center, and the remaining sections used guest lectures, a textbook, and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Civil Engineering, Student Attitudes
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Talley, Kimberly G.; Smith, Shaunna – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
For instructors interested in flipping their courses or using in-class video introductions to new topics, the development of custom video lecture content can be a daunting task. Having students create videos as a term project creates the potential opportunity to engage students in peer-to-peer learning via videos while also generating course…
Descriptors: Asynchronous Communication, Peer Teaching, Video Technology, Student Projects
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Wu, Yi; de Vries, Charlotte; Dunsworth, Qi – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
System Dynamics is a required course offered to junior Mechanical Engineering students at Penn State Erie, the Behrend College. It addresses the intercoupling dynamics of a wide range of dynamic systems: including mechanical, electrical, fluid, hydraulic, electromechanical, and biomedical systems. This course is challenging for students due to the…
Descriptors: Toys, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Computer Software
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Ritz, Hadas; Schneider-Bentley, Lisa – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
Collaborative learning is well-established as a method to improve student learning and retention in engineering classrooms. One problem with collaborative learning is difficulty maximizing engagement of all students during group activities. We tested a change in implementation of collaborative problem solving sessions (Workshops) in a first-year…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Cooperative Learning, Problem Solving, Calculus
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Foley, David; Charron, François; Plante, Jean-Sébastien – Advances in Engineering Education, 2018
Recent technologies are offering the power to share and grow knowledge and ideas in unprecedented ways. The CogEx software platform was developed to take advantage of the digital world with innovative ideas to support designers work in both industrial and academic contexts. This paper presents a qualitative study on the usage of CogEx during…
Descriptors: Computer Software, Curriculum, Qualitative Research, Undergraduate Students
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