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Conference Proceeding

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Subject: LCSH

Engineering--Study and teaching, Problem solving--Study and teaching, Educational evaluation


Chemical Engineering | Electrical and Computer Engineering | Engineering Education | Mechanical Engineering | Operations Research, Systems Engineering and Industrial Engineering


The School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of New Haven has a newly developed project-based Introduction to Engineering course. This new course plays a central role in the new Multi-Disciplinary Engineering Foundation Spiral curriculum as the first semester course for all engineering freshmen. An assessment process was developed to determine the effectiveness of this project-based course, specifically with attention towards assessing attitudes, impact on retention, problem-solving and engineering foundation topics. This paper addresses the particular portion of the assessment process for the individual course projects and their contribution to the last two assessment categories.


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Publisher Citation

Daniels, S., Aliane, B., Nocito-Gobel, J. & Collura, M. (2004, June), Project-Based Introduction To Engineering -- Course Assessment. Paper presented at 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, June 20-23, Salt Lake City, Utah.