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Board 417: Understanding Capstone Design Activity Engagement in Mechanical Engineering

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2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

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Baltimore , Maryland

Publication Date

June 25, 2023

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June 25, 2023

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June 28, 2023

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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NSF Grantees Poster Session

Page Count

5

DOI

10.18260/1-2--42742

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https://peer.asee.org/42742

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Elliott Clement Oregon State University

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Sarah Oman

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James L. Huff Harding University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0002-6693-5808

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Dr. James Huff is an Associate Professor of Engineering Education and Honors College Faculty Fellow at Harding University. He conducts transdisciplinary research on identity that lies at the nexus of applied psychology and engineering education. A recipient of the NSF CAREER grant (No. 2045392) and the director of the Beyond Professional Identity (BPI) lab, Dr. Huff has mentored numerous undergraduate students, doctoral students, and academic professionals from more than 10 academic disciplines in using interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) as a qualitative research method to examine identity and shame in a variety of contexts. Dr. Huff serves as Associate Editor for Studies in Engineering Education, Journal of Engineering Education, and is on the Editorial Board of Personality and Social Psychology Review. He has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from Harding University, an M.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University, and a Ph.D. in Engineering Education from Purdue University.

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Shane A. Brown, P.E. Oregon State University Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-3669-8407

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Shane Brown is an associate professor and Associate School Head in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Oregon State University. His research interests include conceptual change and situated cognition. He received the NSF CAREER award in

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Abstract

This paper summarizes the initial findings of our ongoing work studying design activity engagement for engineering students and professionals. With this introductory study, we aim to gain a better understanding of how engineering students engage in capstone design activities, and their motivations for doing so. This paper presents the initial findings from semi-structured interviews with three engineering students and will constitute the base for further research focusing on student and professional engagement in design activity across different engineering fields.

Clement, E., & Oman, S., & Huff, J. L., & Brown,, S. A. (2023, June), Board 417: Understanding Capstone Design Activity Engagement in Mechanical Engineering Paper presented at 2023 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Baltimore , Maryland. 10.18260/1-2--42742

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