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Developing And Implementing Hands On Laboratory Exercises And Design Projects For First Year Engineering Students

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Conference

2001 Annual Conference

Location

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Publication Date

June 24, 2001

Start Date

June 24, 2001

End Date

June 27, 2001

ISSN

2153-5965

Page Count

12

Page Numbers

6.354.1 - 6.354.12

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https://peer.asee.org/9104

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108

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Audeen Fentiman

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Robert J. Gustafson

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John Merrill

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John Demel

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Richard Freuler

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Abstract

During the past ten years, The Ohio State University’s College of Engineering has moved from a series of separate freshman courses for engineering orientation, engineering graphics, and engineering problem solving with computer programming to a dual offering of course sequences in the Introduction to Engineering Program (IEP) and the Freshman Engineering Honors (FEH) Program. These new programs retain part of the traditional material but add in hands-on laboratory experiences that lead to design/build projects. Teamwork, project management, report writing and oral presentations have assumed important roles in this program. This paper describes the range of laboratory exercises employed, the design projects with the written reports and oral reports required, and the lessons learned in the transition to this dual offering freshman programs.

Fentiman, A., & Gustafson, R. J., & Merrill, J., & Demel, J., & Freuler, R. (2001, June), Developing And Implementing Hands On Laboratory Exercises And Design Projects For First Year Engineering Students Paper presented at 2001 Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico. https://peer.asee.org/9104

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