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Yang, Yonggao; Li, Lin – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Renewable energy is the most rapidly growing discipline in today's business world and is commonly viewed as the main arena for research and development in various fields. This article summarizes the work and efforts of an educational project conducted at Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU). A major goal of the project was to design renewable…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Energy, Energy Education, Hands on Science
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Cui, Suxia; Wang, Younhui; Yang, Yonggao; Nave, Felecia M.; Harris, Kendall T. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
Engineering programs suffer a high attrition rate, which causes the nation to graduate much less engineers. A survey of the literature reveals that the high attrition rate is due mainly to the fact that the first year of an engineering program is all fundamental theory and students don't see the connection to their future engineering careers. To…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Academic Persistence, Surveys, Dropouts