Daytona Beach, Florida
August 6, 2017
August 6, 2017
August 8, 2017
Diversity and FYEE Division - Paper Submission
This paper describes the experiences and results with first year students of different Engineering programs, who participate in the contest of SAE Aero design. ABET's learning outcomes related to solving engineering problems, applying mathematics, working in multidisciplinary teams and others are very difficult to work on in the courses of the first few years in classroom. This paper shows results of an experiment group of nineteen students who have participated in a learning experience outside the classroom based on design an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), none of these students have previous knowledge about aeronautical engineering or UAV construction, in addition they are from different engineering programs of Aeronautical Engineering. We also show the relation between the different subjects that compose the curricula of five engineering programs and its relation with the outcomes. We also show the academic results of students, the process of recruiting and selecting students for the team, approaching the problem to solve in SAE Aero design contest, assigning tasks, and team results in the last three year competitions that show their improvement and use this to promote the professional development of the first-year student.
MARTINEZ-RIOS, F. O. (2017, August), A first year design experience based on SAE Aero Design contest to support ABET learning outcomes and engineering vocation in freshmen students Paper presented at 2017 FYEE Conference, Daytona Beach, Florida. https://peer.asee.org/29396
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