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Drexel University
Center for Educational Research
3141 Chestnut Street, Bossone 512
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone 215.895.2201
Fax 215.895.1092

  Gateway Coalition Project Detail:


Freshman/Sophomore Experience

Related Resources

1. Team Teaching an Environmental Engineering Freshman Design Course
Contact Name: Robert Dresnack Organization:New Jersey Institute of Technology

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.

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