June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
NSF Grantees Poster Session
26.1210.1 - 26.1210.13
Proposed abstract for the NSF-Grantees Poster Session Organ-izing the Curriculum: enhancing knowledge, attitudes and interests in engineering with biomedical course modules The relatively new discipline of biomedical engineering emerged from informalcollaborations between engineers, physicians and life scientists, and is the fastest growingengineering discipline at most universities. Chemical, mechanical, and electricalengineers play an important and expanding role in this burgeoning field because thefundamental core principles of each discipline are critical to biomedical mainstays suchas the design of artificial organs. This project introduces hands-on, biomedically-relatedexperiments and course materials into the engineering curriculum, with the aim ofincreasing core disciplinary knowledge and increasing interest in engineering. This paperdescribes the biomedical modules that have been developed and integrated into a varietyof courses throughout XXXX’s engineering curriculum. Results demonstrate an increasein student’s understanding of engineering concepts in comparison to control groups. Atthe freshman level, the treatment group that participated in biomedical education showedsignificantly higher gains in their perception of classroom climate, interest andconfidence in biomedical engineering, confidence in engineering, confidence in writing,and perception of engineers’ contribution to society.
Farrell, S., & Vernengo, J., & Merrill, T. L., & Staehle, M., & Kadlowec, J., & Strobel, J. (2015, June), Organ-izing the Curriculum: Enhancing Knowledge, Attitudes and Interests in Engineering with Biomedical Course Modules Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.24547
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