Salt Lake City, Utah
June 23, 2018
June 23, 2018
July 27, 2018
Biological and Agricultural Engineering
The biological engineering program has been offering a 2-course sequence for first year students since 1994. The purpose of these courses is to introduce students to the discipline, to teach fundamental skills in engineering methods, calculations, designs, and computer aided designs, and to build a sense of community through team work, communication skills, and service-learning. The tremendous increase of students in the program has led to shifts in the 2-course sequence. This paper will present the 2-course sequence with a focus on recent changes to accommodate a higher student to faculty ratio, as well as course instructors working together to ensure a seamless transition between courses, including continuity in design projects. Specific changes include using peer mentors in large classes, a focus on career knowledge and skill building through these courses, and presenting the same human-centered design method across the courses.
Lima, M., & Totaro, N. P. (2018, June), The First-year Experience in Biological Engineering at LSU Paper presented at 2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition , Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--31101
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