National Academy of Engineering Goodwin Award focuses on innovations in engineering and technology education that enhance INTERDISCIPLINARY EXPERIENCES TEAMWORK SKILLS ‘HANDS-ON’ EXPERIENCE INNOVATION National Society of Professional Engineers industrial survey indicated that the most valued capabilities were TEAMWORK PROJECT DESIGN INTEGRATIVE THINKING Boeing Corp survey indicated that most valued attributes are Boeing Corp survey indicated that most valued attributes are MULTIDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE TEAMWORK CREATIVITY Cross-Disciplinary Learning in Engineering
Examples of Cross-Disciplinary Initiatives Illinois Institute of Technology: Two required multidisciplinary project courses for all undergrads Illinois Urbana-Champaign: Manufacturing engineering & business student teams working on industrial projects Lehigh University: Teams of engineering, design arts & business students, spanning three courses between freshman and senior years Purdue: EPICS community service program Stanford: Learning lab for ‘distributed collaborative learning innovations’
EcoVehicle Design Project Six interconnected courses: –ENGR 199 ENGINEERING DESIGN …………….... Freshman, sophomore –VCD P453 GRAPHIC DESIGN 4 ……………………Senior –MKT M303 and M450 ADVANCED MARKETING.. Junior and Senior –BUS J401 and M590 STRATEGY …………………. Senior and Graduate Seven cross-disciplinary teams of 42 ENGR and VCD students, with consulting roles for MARKETING, BUSINESS AND MBA students Project focus on Limited Mobility Issues Timespan: 7 weeks (Final ½ of Spring 2005 semester) Deliverables: Formal technical report, oral presentation, presentation board Shares in EcoVehicle awarded to students if concepts are implemented
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