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Garden City– Design Throughout The Curriculum

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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NSF Grantees Poster Session

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9.632.1 - 9.632.15



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Jess Everett

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Garden City – Design Throughout the Curriculum

Jess Everett1 , Marianne Cinaglia2 , Doug Cleary1 , Kauser Jahan1 , Joseph Orlins1 , Beena Sukumaran1 , Yusuf Mehta1 , Matt Gross3

1 Civil and Environmental Engineering, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ, 08071; PH (856) 256-5320; FAX (856) 256-5242 / 2 Secondary Education/Foundations of Education, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ, 08071; PH (856) 256-5320; FAX (856) 256-5242 / 3 Undergraduate, Rowan University, 201 Mullica Hill Rd., Glassboro, NJ, 08071


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Rowan University, with support from NSF, has adopted “Sooner City”, a virtual city developed by the School of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at the University of Oklahoma. A more portable version of Sooner City has been developed, which makes it easier to adopt at other institutions. Called “Garden City” at Rowan, the virtual city is used in the undergraduate civil engineering program. Faculty use Garden City to demonstrate the context (i.e., human communities) of many civil engineering projects and provide continuity for design projects that extend over multiple courses. Undergraduates go to the Garden City website to access projects and related data and design information. They are also able to store reports at the website, creating an electronic portfolio. Finally, the Garden City website provides a central location for course webpages, tutorials, modules etc. The purpose of this paper is to provide detail on the Garden City project, particularly as it affects teaching design principles throughout the curriculum.


The following text is the Project Summary of “Sooner City - Design Across the Curriculum”, NSF grant # 9872505.1 It is included here to provide a brief summary of the Sooner City project.

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright © 2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Everett, J. (2004, June), Garden City– Design Throughout The Curriculum Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13936

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