Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Extensive literature indicates that industry involvement in capstone design courses provides benefits to students, faculty, and industry practitioners. This paper presents the civil and environmental engineering senior design curricula at AAA University and the contributions of industry participants to student experiential learning. Practitioners have been involved in various roles, including project mentors for capstone design projects and/or judges for students’ capstone design project presentations. This paper provides course assessment and student feedback regarding the multiple aspects of the capstone design course. Practitioners, through the students, are provided by new ways of looking at and solving problems. Practitioners, through their involvement, provide valuable feedback to the faculty and students that enriches the overall experience gained in the capstone design course. This feedback helps improve student performance on their project and provides them with additional tools to carry forward to their engineering careers. A survey was conducted to obtain insights into the contributions of industry involvement in the capstone design course from the perspective of practitioners. This paper reports the results of this survey and describes two successful projects.
Badir, A., & Nguyen, L. D., & O'Neill, R., & Kinzli, K., & Komisar, S. J., & Kim, J. (2018, June), Contributions of the Industry Involvement in Civil and Environmental Engineering Capstone Design Projects Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. https://peer.asee.org/30224
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