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Viswanathan, Shekar – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
Final program projects (capstone course) in manufacturing design engineering technology at National University are intensive experiences in critical thinking and analysis, designed to broaden students' perspectives and provide an opportunity for integration of coursework in the area of manufacturing design engineering. This paper focuses on three…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Manufacturing, Design, Engineering Education
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Desai, Niranjan; Stefanek, George – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
Student access to the Internet has made it much easier for students to find solutions to traditional homework problems online and thereby has made this traditional assessment method of monitoring student progress and gauging the assimilation of knowledge in engineering and technology courses less reliable. This paper presents an in-class,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Homework, Technology, Tests
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Honken, Nora; Ralston, Patricia A.; Tretter, Thomas R. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
Self-control has been related to positive student outcomes including academic performance of college students. Because of the critical nature of the first semester academic performance for engineering students in terms of retention and persistence in pursuing an engineering degree, this study investigated the relationship between freshmen…
Descriptors: Self Control, Engineering Education, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Oplinger, James; Lande, Micah; Jordan, Shawn; Camarena, Leonor – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
This study examines the emergence of leadership characteristics within a new organizational community of individuals: the Maker community. The Maker community is a group of individuals that classify themselves as "Makers" and have become innovators and entrepreneurs through the creation of technological gadgets, artistic projects, and…
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Organizational Culture, Innovation, Critical Incidents Method
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Podges, J. M.; Kommers, P. A. M.; Winnips, K.; van Joolingen, W. R. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2014
This study, undertaken at the Walter Sisulu University of Technology (WSU) in South Africa, describes how problem-based learning (PBL) affects the first year 'analog electronics course', when PBL and the lecturing mode is compared. Problems were designed to match real-life situations. Data between the experimental group and the control group that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering, Engineering Education, Problem Based Learning
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Mazumder, Quamrul H. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
The use of technology such as laptop computers in the classroom has long been recognized as destructive behavior since it diverts a student's attention from course topics. However, it is conceivable that every student will be using some form of technology in the near future. Determining the effects of interactive software on students' learning…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Engineering Education, Active Learning, Computer Software
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EL-Sakran, Tharwat M.; Awad, Asmaa – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
This study reports on engineering graduates' labour market requisite communication competences and skills in the work environment in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Its main purpose was to investigate whether internationally required engineering graduates' communication competences were the same in third world countries or different. It used a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Engineering, Engineering Education, Labor Market
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Egbert, Robert I.; Stone, Lorene H.; Adams, David L. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
Four-year cooperative engineering programs are becoming more common in the United States. Cooperative engineering programs typically involve a "parent" institution with an established engineering program and one or more "satellite" institutions which typically have few or no engineering programs and are located in an area where…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Institutional Characteristics, Administrator Attitudes, Program Administration
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Gourgey, Hannah; Asiabanpour, Bahram; Fenimore, Carol – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2010
The following paper culminates a year of research conducted by researchers at E[superscript 3] Alliance and Texas State University and sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The following reports on promising practices observed and reported at Manor New Tech High School (MNTH), a Texas Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (T-STEM)…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Vocational High Schools, STEM Education, Educational Practices
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Mazumder, Quamrul H. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2010
Engineering is a complex field of study. Declining enrollment in engineering programs in the United States is of concern and understanding the various factors that contribute to this decline is in order. Fostering a higher level of student engagement with the content may foster passion towards engineering which could increase academic competency…
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Pretests Posttests, Engineering Education, Surveys