June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
It is widely acknowledged that the freshman engineering experience is a critical time with an opportunity to make students feel welcome and increase retention, particularly of underrepresented minorities including women. Our college has a long history of offering a variety of introductory multi-disciplinary freshman engineering courses. Our most popular course, Intro 160, was a 3 credit course with a hands-on client-based design lab and a seminar style lecture. Recently, our college has decided to end all centrally funded multi-disciplinary freshman engineering courses, primarily due to budget cuts, and charged departments with the task of developing and funding their own freshman engineering courses. We developed a new freshman multi-disciplinary (several different engineering disciplines) hands-on design course to take the place of the most popular freshman engineering course, Intro 160.
Puccinelli, T. J., & Winsor, C. (2017, June), Board # 14 :Development and Implementation of a New Hands-on Freshman Engineering Design Course that Promotes Inclusiveness and Retention (Work in Progress) Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/27751
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