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Webster, Rustin D.; Kopp, Richard – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
A multidisciplinary entrepreneurial senior capstone has been created for engineering technology students at a research I land-grant university statewide extension. The two semester course sequence welcomes students from Mechanical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Graphics Technology, and Organizational…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum, Entrepreneurship, Engineering Technology
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Davidovitch, Nitza; Shiller, Zvi – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2016
This article presents a case study that illustrates the paradigmatic shift in higher education from content-centered teaching to learning-centered academic programs. This pragmatic change, triggered by the STEM movement, calls for the introduction of success measures in the course development process. The course described in this paper illustrates…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Majors (Students), Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
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Ralston, Patricia A.; Bays, Cathy L. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Faculty in a large, urban school of engineering designed a longitudinal study to assess the critical thinking skills of undergraduate students as they progressed through the engineering program. The Paul-Elder critical thinking framework was used to design course assignments and develop a holistic assessment rubric. The curriculum was re-designed…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
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Ge, Changfeng – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
This work demonstrates how a Wiki can be mapped into different learning stages during group-based lab reporting via an adequate scaffolding structure. The scaffolding structure of the Wiki-based group report is comprised of six constructs in sequence: Appendix, Methods, Results, Analysis, Introduction and Conclusion. The scaffolding structure was…
Descriptors: Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Collaborative Writing, Group Activities, Laboratories
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Smith, David R.; Cole, Joanne – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2012
The School of Engineering and Design Multidisciplinary Project (MDP) at Brunel University is a one week long project based activity involving first year undergraduate students from across the School subject areas of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Design. This paper describes the main aims of the…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Engineering Education, Foreign Countries, College Freshmen
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Murray, Susan L.; Long, Suzanna K.; Elrod, Cassandra C.; Akula, Susmitha – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
There has been a significant increase in the popularity of non-degree graduate certificates throughout the past decade. This increase has raised questions about the value of engineering graduate certificate programs from students, alumni, and employers. Do engineering certificate programs provide real world skills and knowledge? Do they serve as…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Graduate Study, Educational Certificates, Student Certification
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Elrod, Cassandra C.; Daughton, William J.; Murray, Susan L.; Fisher, Caroline M.; Flachsbart, Barry B. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
The complexity of the market in higher education, and the lack of literature regarding marketing, particularly branding, at the academic department level, presented an opportunity to establish a systematic process for evaluating an academic department's brand meaning. A process for evaluating a brand's meaning for an academic department is…
Descriptors: Departments, Higher Education, Marketing, Student Recruitment
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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