June 28, 1998
June 28, 1998
July 1, 1998
Freshman Programs (FPD)
3.606.1 - 3.606.5
An effective freshman design project must meet several criteria: motivate students, provide a clear model of the design process, give adequate opportunity to practice the various skills being taught in the freshman year and fit within a limited time and financial budget. In the Design, Technology and Communications (DTeC) program at SUNY-Binghamton, we have used a series of design projects to meet these goals. Of particular importance is the Assistive Device Design Project (ADDP) which the students undertake in the second semester of their freshman year.
Professor Culver has had previous experience with junior mechanical engineering students on similar projects, but the spring of 1996 was the first time we asked freshmen to meet this challenge1, 2. The results were better than expected. A total of 23 projects were undertaken and virtually all were completed satisfactorily. While most were not as demanding as those attempted by the juniors, the completion rate was higher.
Fellows, S., & Culver, R. (1998, June), Using Assistive Devices For The Disabled To Teach Design In A Freshman Engineering Course Paper presented at 1998 Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington. https://peer.asee.org/7500
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