June 15, 2019
June 15, 2019
June 19, 2019
First-Year Programs and Multidisciplinary Engineering
In the spring of 2018, 44 first-year mechanical engineering students from the Johns Hopkins University Whiting School of Engineering and 34 first-year art students from the Maryland Institute College of Art joined together into 18 teams to complete a semester-long design project. The students were given an open-ended design problem, a relatively small set of design requirements and constraints, and a budget of $100 per team. An exhibition was hosted at the end of the semester at which the students' projects were presented to the public. This work describes the logistical, pedagogical, and social challenges encountered by the instructors and facilitators in creating and implementing this interdisciplinary and multi-institutional design assignment.
Marra, S. P., & Frye, J. A., & Muhaxheri, E., & Drogoul, L. (2019, June), An Interdisciplinary, Multi-Institutional Design Experience for Freshman Engineering and Art Students Paper presented at 2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Tampa, Florida. 10.18260/1-2--32077
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