June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
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Work in Progress: Mini Projects Using News Articles to Promote Lifelong Learning and Expose Students to Engineering Breadth Advancements and breakthroughs in biomedical engineering are occurring every day. News agencies are constantly reporting on “the next great innovation”; technologies that were part of sciencefiction lore are now becoming reality. Within multiple courses in the Bioengineering curriculum, the faculty at XXXXXX are asking students to investigate these current innovations and incorporate them into mini projects at the start of the semester. These selfinitiated topics are limited only by the parameters outlined by the faculty member and provide the students with a “hook” into how the course is relevant to their own personal interests. By the end of the mini project, which lasts no more than one to two weeks, the students are asked to report their findings to the rest of the class in some meaningful way; an opportunity to demonstrate to the class the breadth of a particular course subject area. Beyond the “hook” and breadth, students continue to develop lifelong learning and communication skills that will be relevant throughout their engineering careers. The authors of this work in progress will discuss their perspectives on successfully utilizing these mini projects in different classes throughout the Bioengineering curriculum.
Geiger, C., & Sweeney, J. D. (2015, June), Work in Progress: Mini Projects - Using News Articles to Promote Lifelong Learning and Expose Students to Engineering Breadth Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.25091
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