Center for Educational Research
3141 Chestnut Street, Bossone 512
Philadelphia, PA 19104
A series of fourteen-week pilot courses were developed to introduce freshman engineering students to a "realistic engineering" experience through the design analysis of an environmental related problem. In addition to homework assignments, the students were required to make an oral presentation and to turn in a written report on their solution to the design problem. Student evaluations indicate that the course is well received and is a worthwhile experience. This type of offering is ideal for interdisciplinary collaboration by faculty. In this pilot study faculty from Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, and Environmental Science team-taught the course. These course offerings require very little resource investment and are easily transportable to other institutions.
site is best viewed with Internet Explorer v6 for Windows (v5 for Mac) or higher,
Netscape v7 or higher, or any browser meeting the W3C web standards.