June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
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A combined curriculum in aerospace and ocean engineering—38 years later Leigh McCue & Joseph Schetz Aerospace and Ocean Engineering Virginia TechAt the 1973 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference Profs. Schetz,Marchman, and Inger presented the case for a combined curriculum in aerospace and oceanengineering. Their paper summarized the justification for this combination, programimplementation, and preliminary feedback from students and employers. The purpose of thispaper is to reflect upon the program evolution that has occurred in the 38 years since the initialcreation of this merged department. The paper will present the current state of teaching andresearch in the combined Aerospace and Ocean Engineering department and provide bothstudent and employer feedback on the dual program offerings.
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