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Students frequently express an appreciation for “real” interaction with professionals in their courses, and the benefits of industry engagement through class projects, senior design projects, and internships are well known. It is less clear what students “get” out of a lecture being replaced by a talk from a professional. Traditional barriers to having such visits are diminished when classes are held partially or wholly online, and a concerted effort was made in the fall of 2020 to provide students the opportunity to hear from and interact with a significant number of materials engineers. In a semester-long Engineering Materials and Processing course, six engineers visited in the second half of the course to discuss issues and innovations in materials design and processing. Students filled out a survey at the end of the semester to determine what personal and professional connections are made and retained. The results of these surveys will be presented along with suggestions for implementing a similar program in other courses.
Polasik, A. K., & Rynearson, A. M. (2021, July), An Investigation of the Benefits of Short Online Interviews in a Materials Science Course Paper presented at 2021 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual Conference. 10.18260/1-2--36678
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