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Savage, Richard N.; Chen, Katherine C.; Vanasupa, Linda – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2007
Equipping engineering students with the skills and knowledge required to be successful global engineers in the 21st century is one of the primary objectives of undergraduate educators. Enabling students to practice self-directed learning, to find solutions to design problems that are sustainable and to recognize that they are part of a global…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Active Learning, Student Projects, Integrated Curriculum
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Ford, Julie Dyke – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2006
This article presents the results of a small-scale empirical study investigating engineering students' perceptions of writing in the classroom and workplace. It asks questions regarding the types and frequency of documents engineering students have written in school and internship settings, and it reveals both the strategies used to complete those…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Investigations, Workplace Literacy
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Matin, M. A. – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2005
The Engineering Department's vision for undergraduate education for the next century is to develop a set of laboratory experiences that are thoughtfully sequenced and integrated to promote the full development of students in all courses. Optoelectronics is one of the most important and most demanding courses in Electrical and Computer Engineering.…
Descriptors: Electronics, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education
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Wilczynski, Vincent; Dixon, Gregg; Ford, Eric – Journal of STEM Education: Innovations and Research, 2005
The Mechanical Engineering Section at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy has developed a comprehensive activity based course to introduce second year students to mechanical engineering design. The culminating design activity for the course requires students to design, construct and test robotic devices that complete engineering challenges. Teams of…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Engineering Technology, Robotics, Mechanics (Process)