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Development of an Online High School Multivariable Calculus-themed Introduction to Engineering CourseThis abstract focuses on the process of developing of an online high school multivariablecalculus-themed introduction to engineering course. The course is the first of its kind and isdesigned for students who have completed Advanced Placement Calculus BC. The students willbe exposed to activities that are typically used in a college-level engineering class, such as agroup design project. The course design team consists of a biomedical engineer, mathematician,instructional designer, and two engineering graduate students. The course is divided into fiveunits that teach the principals of engineering using the multivariable calculus GeorgiaPerformance Standards. To enhance their learning experience, the students will use open sourcetextbooks, graphing software and calculators, and an online cad program. Tutorials will beprovided to aid in the learning of the course tools.For the class, the students are first introduced to their design project assignment in which theywill design a water filtration device for a rural Kenyan village. The project is due at the end ofsemester and requires group work and the use of an online cad program to a build a prototype.The first unit has lessons on the history of engineering and exposed students to the variousengineering disciplines. The second unit introduces multivariable calculus and working in threedimensions. In unit 3-5 students will content multivariable calculus concepts to environmental,biomedical, and materials engineering. Throughout the course the students will be given projectmilestone assignments so that they will work on their project throughout the course. The studentswill be assessed through exams, weekly homework assignments, online quizzes, and discussionboard posts. The course will be completed in December 2012 and first offered to students inJanuary 2013.
Andrews, S. N., & Mayer, G., & Hu, R., & Connelly, C. H., & Tindall, N. W., & Rose, N. (2013, June), Development of an Online High School Multivariable Calculus-themed Introduction to Engineering Course Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. https://peer.asee.org/19444
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