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Burns, Caleb; Chopra, Shweta; Shelley, Mack; Mosher, Gretchen – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2018
There is no doubt that college-industry collaborations are vital to the success of undergraduate students with engineering and technology majors. This collaboration provides students with an opportunity to bridge the gap between classroom education and real-world experience. Inviting industry representatives to engage in the classroom and…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Undergraduate Students, Colleges, Engineering Education
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Boylan-Ashraf, Peggy C.; Freeman, Steven A.; Shelley, Mack C.; Keles, Özgür – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2017
This study investigated the role of a new paradigm in teaching large introductory, fundamental engineering mechanics (IFEM) courses that combined student-centered learning pedagogies and supplemental learning resources. Demographic characteristics in this study included a total of 405 students, of whom 347 (85.7%) are males and 58 are (14.3%)…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Student Centered Learning, Teaching Methods, Conventional Instruction
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Boylan-Ashraf, Peggy C.; Freeman, Steven A.; Shelley, Mack C. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
In the past ten years, engineering classrooms have seen an exponential growth in the use of technology, more than during any other previous decade. Unprecedented advancements, such as the advent of innovative gadgets and fundamental instructional alterations in engineering classrooms, have introduced changes in both teaching and learning. Student…
Descriptors: College Students, Engineering Education, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Introductory Courses
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Estapa, Anne; Nadolny, Larysa – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2015
The purpose of the study was to assess student achievement and motivation during a high school augmented reality mathematics activity focused on dimensional analysis. Included in this article is a review of the literature on the use of augmented reality in mathematics and the combination of print with augmented reality, also known as interactive…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Computer Simulation, Computer Uses in Education, High School Students
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Pecen, Recayi; Humston, Jill L.; Yildiz, Faruk – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2012
The Math-Science-Engineering Technology in Iowa on Applied Renewable Energy Areas (MSETI-AREA) projects are aimed at providing area school teachers with an applied mathematics and science curriculum package based on photovoltaic (PV) power, wind power, human power and hydrogen fuel-cell fundamentals. The MSETI-AREA project has established a…
Descriptors: Literacy, Engineering, Technological Literacy, Job Skills
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Goonatilake, Rohitha; Bachnak, Rafic A. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2012
Recent decline of students pursuing engineering degree programs is a great concern for many higher education authorities including Federal and State governments. Existing programs in high schools have not yet produced the desired results. Consequently, a number of initiatives to remedy this situation have been proposed and implemented. One such…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, High School Students, Middle School Students, Workshops
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Athreya, K. S.; Kalkhoff, Michael T. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2010
This article describes the Engineering Leadership Program at Iowa State University, a pilot educational program for leadership development of undergraduate engineering students, designed and built with student ownership and leadership. A client focused leadership model, articulated through an iterative year long group exercise, with anticipated…
Descriptors: Ownership, Leadership Training, Engineering, Leadership
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Love, Tanzy; Keinert, Fritz; Shelley, Mack – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
The Department of Mathematics at Iowa State University teaches a freshman-level Discrete Mathematics course with total enrollment of about 1,800 students per year. The traditional format includes large lectures, with about 150 students each, taught by faculty and temporary instructors in two class sessions per week and recitation sections, with…
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, College Mathematics, Lecture Method, Web Based Instruction