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Rios-Gutierrez, Fernando; Alba-Flores, Rocio – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
This work describes the educational experiences gained teaching the Senior Design I & II courses, a senior level, two-semester sequence in the Electrical Engineering (EE) program at Georgia Southern University (GSU). In particular, the authors present their experiences in using robotics as the main area to develop the capstone senior design,…
Descriptors: Robotics, Design, Educational Experience, Engineering Education
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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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Chyung, Seung Youn; Winiecki, Donald J.; Hunt, Gary; Sevier, Carol M. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2017
Team projects are increasingly used in engineering courses. Students may develop attitudes toward team projects from prior experience, and their attitudinal responses could influence their performance during team project-based learning in the future. Thus, instructors need to measure students' attitudes toward team projects during their learner…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Student Attitudes, Teamwork, Student Projects
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Burkett, Susan; Dye, Tabatha; Johnson, Pauline – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Grand Challenges provides the theme for this NSFfunded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) site. Research topics, with their broad societal impact, allow undergraduate students from multiple engineering disciplines and computer science to work together on exciting and critical problems. The…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, Student Research, Undergraduate Students
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Rao, Madhav; Lusth, John C.; Burkett, Susan L. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2015
Integrated circuit (IC) fabrication principles is an elective course in a senior undergraduate and early graduate student's curriculum. Over the years, the semiconductor industry relies heavily on students with developed expertise in the area of fabrication techniques, learned in an IC fabrication theory and laboratory course. The theory course…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Introductory Courses, Manufacturing, Electronic Equipment
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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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Van Overschelde, James P. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2013
Project Lead the Way (PLTW) is a hands-on, project-based engineering curriculum for high school and middle school students, which has quadrupled annual enrollment in Texas in five years to over 23,000 students. The diversity of students participating has also increased dramatically. Using six years of longitudinally-linked student data, the…
Descriptors: Engineering, Engineering Education, High School Students, Middle School Students
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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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Eppes, Tom A.; Milanovic, Ivana – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
Capstones are open-ended undertakings where students are expected to creatively analyze, synthesize, and apply a wide-variety of learning outcomes from prior coursework. This paper discusses the structure, approach and evolution of the capstone project pathways within our College. Specifically two programs, MET and EET, have adopted different…
Descriptors: Curriculum, Engineering Education, Teaching Methods, Student Projects
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Zhan, Wei; Goulart, Ana; Morgan, Joseph A.; Porter, Jay R. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
This paper discusses the details of the curricular development effort with a focus on the vertical and horizontal integration of laboratory curricula and course projects within the Electronic Engineering Technology (EET) program at Texas A&M University. Both software and hardware aspects are addressed. A common set of software tools are…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Curriculum Development, Vertical Organization, Organization
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Davis, Freddie J.; Lockwood-Cooke, Pamela; Hunt, Emily M. – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
Over the last few years, WTAMU Mathematics, Engineering and Science faculty has used interdisciplinary projects as the basis for implementation of a linked-class approach to Problem-Based Learning (PBL). A project that has significant relevance to engineering statics, fluid mechanics, and calculus is the Hydrostatic Pressure Project. This project…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Problem Based Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Chin, Jessica; Zeid, Abe; Duggan, Claire; Kamarthi, Sagar – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2011
Innovators and abstract thinkers--students who question why are going to be the future of engineering, of science and cures for diseases. Rarely do students ask where and how innovation is created. Students, particularly post-secondary students have lost their curiosity and they have lost their ability to question. Why? Because the relationship…
Descriptors: Secondary School Curriculum, STEM Education, Theory Practice Relationship, High School Students
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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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Asiabanpour, Bahram; DesChamps-Benke, Nicole; Wilson, Thomas; Loerwald, Matthew; Gourgey, Hannah – American Journal of Engineering Education, 2010
This paper describes a novel outreach approach to high school and middle school students to familiarize them with engineering functions and methods. In this approach students participated in a seven-day summer research camp and learned many engineering skills and tools such as CAD solid modeling, finite element analysis, rapid prototyping,…
Descriptors: Outreach Programs, High School Students, Middle School Students, Engineering Education