Linking student-initiated projects to engineering design education

Sven G. Bilén, Robert N. Pangborn, Hanna Lee

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The student-initiated design project and the kinds of steps which can be taken to formalize the educational aspects of the design experience are discussed. Several methods for linking the projects are also presented which include development of a project-specific design course, independent-study projects, and providing design mentoring to volunteers. Student design projects are generally found to contain a large cast of volunteers, which are suggested to be best harnessed via active involvement by the faculty advisors or industry or government mentors. Linking the design projects is suggested to be an important method for supplementing the array of much needed design opportunities available to students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)10613-10622
Number of pages10
JournalASEE Annual Conference Proceedings
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2003 ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition: Staying in Tune with Engineering Education - Nashville, TN, United States
Duration: Jun 22 2003Jun 25 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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