June 24, 2017
June 24, 2017
June 28, 2017
The Living with the Lab (LWTL) curriculum developed at Louisiana Tech offers an extensive set of first-year engineering projects integrating student hands-on tool use with engineering content, and has been the subject of numerous previous reports . Campbell University is now in the process of implementing the Living with the Lab curriculum in their new engineering program’s first year of study in collaboration with Louisiana Tech. This new implementation offers a unique opportunity for collaboration between universities in dissemination and re-evaluation of the Living with the Lab curriculum. This paper reports on the obstacles and opportunities encountered during the implementation of the LWTL curriculum at Campbell University in collaboration with faculty from Louisiana Tech, including changes in curriculum design, philosophy, and practical detail Furthermore, Campbell University is designing a project-based spine for the entire engineering curriculum to extend LWTL practices into four core engineering classes in the second and third year of study. This extension of the previous LWTL work will be discussed and initial designs for courses, projects, and assessment shared, with an emphasis on how the first-year curriculum prepares students for success in later years of study.
Carpenter, J. P., & Rynearson, L. K. (2017, June), Work in Progress: Living with the Lab: Building a New Implementation of the LWTL Project-Based First-Year Engineering Curriculum at Campbell University Paper presented at 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, Ohio. https://peer.asee.org/29169
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