Free ticketed event
This hands-on session supported by a National Science Foundation grant will help participants develop a plan for a general-education Introduction to Engineering course that is open to both engineers and non-engineers. The goal is to help participants to create an introductory engineering course that serves both the general education needs of non-engineers and the career objectives of engineering students. The workshop is oriented toward engineering faculty at liberal arts colleges, community colleges, and other engineering programs that serve a broad campus audience. Key factors in attracting and promoting courses to non-engineers will be described. Participants will be able to create an outline of a course structure consistent with their institutional environment. Examples of successful implementations will be reviewed. Resources for obtaining appropriate supporting materials will be provided. Other issues addressed will include: balancing technical depth with engineering breadth, teamwork issues, structuring design projects to include non-engineering majors, and assessment methods. The session leaders are experienced in developing and teaching general-education introductory engineering courses.
Dr. John Krupczak Jr
John Krupczak is Professor of Engineering at Hope College in Holland, Michigan. He has been active in efforts to promote technological engineering literacy and has experience in developing courses in this area. He is a past chair of the ASEE TELPhE Division and also served as a Senior Fellow of the Center for the Advancement of the Scholarship of Engineering Education (CASEE) of the National Academy of Engineering.