The greenhouse of the future: Using a sponsored competition in a capstone course

Ricky M. Bates, David A. Baumbauer

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Abstract

Horticulture students often lack practical experience integrating information from diverse sources to solve complex real-life problems. Capstone courses seek to remedy this by giving students an opportunity to demonstrate a range of workplace skills such as teamwork, effective communication, and critical thinking. Sponsored competitions provide educators with an active-learning framework into which the goals of a capstone course can be developed. The Greenhouse of the Future competition allowed undergraduate students to conceptualize, develop, and prototype innovative greenhouse designs in a national competition venue. This article explains the guidelines of the Greenhouse of the Future competition and discusses how the competition was integrated into the capstone course Greenhouse Management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)609-613
Number of pages5
JournalHortTechnology
Volume8
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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