June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
Design in Engineering Education
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Industry-based projects and capstone experiencesThe implementation of industry based projects with Community College and University Students based on sustainable living applicationsThe Connecticut Community Colleges and its College of Technology, has developed acurriculum with problem based learning experiences with a focus on actual life support andsustainable living projects for industry. The program, Life Support and Sustainable Living(LSSL), involves collaboration between education, industry and government partners andintegrates them with professional skills development. Faculty, industry and medical personnelprovide mentoring and technical expertise so that the students can explore potential solutions tothe real life scenarios. We report promising practices and challenges from our programincluding the innovative projects, scaling the project to all twelve community colleges,implementing sustainability of project as a credit for capstone and/or senior design course. Inaddition, we will report student evaluation data from the course and instructors. The programprepares future manufacturing graduates by improving their critical thinking skills byintroducing an applied-engineering approach prior to the traditional senior year capstone project.
Wosczyna-Birch, K., & Ph.D., W. F., & Birch, J. (2011, June), Industry-Based Projects and Preparing Engineers for the 21st Century Workforce Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18155
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