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Board 40: An S-STEM Project for Improving Undergraduate Engineering Education

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2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah

Publication Date

June 23, 2018

Start Date

June 23, 2018

End Date

July 27, 2018

Conference Session

NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

7

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https://peer.asee.org/30026

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Ning Fang Utah State University

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Ning Fang is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Education at Utah State University, USA. He has taught a variety of courses at both graduate and undergraduate levels, such as engineering dynamics, metal machining, and design for manufacturing. His areas of interest include computer-assisted instructional technology, curricular reform in engineering education, and the modeling and optimization of manufacturing processes. He earned his PhD, MS, and BS degrees in mechanical engineering and is a Senior Member of the Society for Manufacturing Engineering (SME) and a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE).

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Laurie S. McNeill Utah State University

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Laurie McNeill is a Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Utah State University.

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Robert Spall Utah State University

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Paul Barr Utah State University

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Abstract

This poster presentation focuses on the description of our project recently funded by the NSF S-STEM program. The project provides S-STEM scholarship support for academically-talented, financially-needy undergraduate students in two engineering departments at our university: the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and the Department of Civil & Environment Engineering (CEE). Described are several representative project activities, including six professional development seminars for S-STEM students, student design competition, and an S-STEM teaching seminar. The assessment results show that professional development seminars and student design competition motivate students to learn, and learn how to learn. The teaching seminar motivate instructors to think more about their own teaching and adopt active learning methods in the classroom.

Fang, N., & McNeill, L. S., & Spall, R., & Barr, P. (2018, June), Board 40: An S-STEM Project for Improving Undergraduate Engineering Education Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30026

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