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Before Senior Design Integration Of Project Based Learning In A Multi Course Structural Engineering Sequence

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Conference

2002 Annual Conference

Location

Montreal, Canada

Publication Date

June 16, 2002

Start Date

June 16, 2002

End Date

June 19, 2002

ISSN

2153-5965

Conference Session

Project Based Education in CE

Page Count

8

Page Numbers

7.254.1 - 7.254.8

DOI

10.18260/1-2--10729

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https://peer.asee.org/10729

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Thomas Descoteaux

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Kevin Sutterer

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8. Students need to be eased into project-based learning. To assist this process, one of the authors has initiated a less complicated project-based effort into his sophomore level course for civil engineers, Mechanics of Materials (5). 9. This course coordination effort seems to have significantly enhanced student learning, yet was an unfunded outcome of an informal evolutionary process that required faculty interaction about their courses. There was no department mandate that this work be done, and no funding agency supporting the research. Faculty should be encouraged to find ways to take action on good ideas that are do-able without waiting for funding or administrative approval.

Bibliography 1. Bloom, B.S. and Krathwohl, D.R. (1965) The Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, The Handbook of Educational Goals. Handbook 1: Cognitive Domain. McKay, New York. 2. Wiggins, G. and McTighe, J. (1998) Understanding by Design, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, Virginia, 207 pages. 3. Seidel, J. and Kodikara, J. (2000) “Current Issues in Academia and Geoengineering Education,” Proceedings of GeoEng 2000, Technomic Publishing Co., Inc., Melbourne, Australia, p. 475. 4. Seidel, J., Haberfield, C. and Bouazza, M. (2000) Personal communication during NSF International Research Workshop Australian University Visits. 5. Sutterer, K.G. (2002) Sophomore-Year Project Design in Mechanics of Materials, accepted for presentation in session 2468, ASEE Annual meeting.

Biographical Information Dr. Kevin Sutterer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Rose-Hulman, he was a faculty at University of Kentucky. He has also worked six years as a consulting Geotechnical Engineer.

Dr. Thomas Descoteaux is an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Prior to joining Rose-Hulman, he has also taught at Colorado State and Merrimack College and has worked six years as a consulting Structural Engineer.

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Descoteaux, T., & Sutterer, K. (2002, June), Before Senior Design Integration Of Project Based Learning In A Multi Course Structural Engineering Sequence Paper presented at 2002 Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada. 10.18260/1-2--10729

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