June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
NSF Grantees Poster Session
26.983.1 - 26.983.13
Integrated project for sophomore-level engineering course contextualizationIntegrated curricula methodology has been widely investigated and recommended as good optionto the conventional method used to teach engineering. A group of engineering faculty atCalStateLA has designed and assessed an integrated student project that is the overarching themeof engineering curriculum contextualization at sophomore level. The project is part of theSophomore Unified Core Curriculum for Engineering Education (SUCCEEd) program, fundedby the National Science Foundation that seeks the integration of classes in the engineering corecurriculum. The paper describes a house remodeling project that is used to integrate 4 lowerdivision engineering core courses, namely, statics, programming, matrix algebra and CAD, andhow it can be used to meet soft skills required by ABET. Assessment results show that studentsinvolved in the program have learned significantly better than their peers in other sections ofthese courses. Paper concludes by including program modification recommendations based onwhat has been learned during project implementation.
Rodriguez-Nikl, T., & Won, D. S., & Menezes, G. B., & Pacheco-Vega, A., & Sharif, A. A., & Ragusa, G. (2015, June), Integrated Project for Sophomore-level Engineering Course Contextualization Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24320
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