Interdisciplinary design course structure: Lessons for engineering instructors from a capstone design course

Karl Olsen, Todd Beyreuther, Michael Wolcott, Tamara Laninga

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Abstract

This paper provides lessons learned from 6 years of developing and delivering an interdisciplinary undergraduate capstone and graduate course titled the Integrated Design Experience (IDX) at Washington State University and the University of Idaho. The IDX course addresses real-world problems with the aim of finding sustainable solutions in the built environment. Students and faculty from engineering, design, and community planning disciplines collaborate with industry, governmental, and professional practice stakeholders to research and develop innovative solutions to complex problems that demand multi-scalar and multi-disciplinary approaches typically outside the range of any single stakeholder. This paper describes the evolution of interdisciplinary curriculum strategies and expansion of disciplinary involvement and project topics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Volume122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society
Issue number122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for...
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015
Event2015 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition - Seattle, United States
Duration: Jun 14 2015Jun 17 2015

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Olsen, K., Beyreuther, T., Wolcott, M., & Laninga, T. (2015). Interdisciplinary design course structure: Lessons for engineering instructors from a capstone design course. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings, 122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for Society(122nd ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Making Value for...).