June 23, 2013
June 23, 2013
June 26, 2013
NSF Grantees Poster Session
23.950.1 - 23.950.10
Proposed abstract for the NSF-Grantees Poster Session Organizing the Curriculum: Introducing Core Engineering Concepts throughBiomedically-related Experiments Stephanie Farrell, Jennifer Kadlowec, Thomas Merrill Robi Polikar, Mary Staehle,Jennifer Vernengo, and Johannes Strobel 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 a focus onartificial organs. Several modules are being developed and integrated throughoutRowan’s engineering curriculum, into the multidisciplinary freshman engineering course,core engineering courses, and senior electives. The modules will be highly transferrableto other traditional engineering programs such as chemical, mechanical and electrical aswell as biomedical engineering programs. Our evaluation plan will examine specificlearning outcomes in core engineering areas as well as effect on retention, studentattitudes, and career choices.
Farrell, S., & Vernengo, J., & Staehle, M., & Kadlowec, J., & Merrill, T., & Polikar, R., & Strobel, J. (2013, June), Organizing the curriculum: introducing engineering principles through biomedically related experiments: Module Development Paper presented at 2013 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Atlanta, Georgia. 10.18260/1-2--22335
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